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May In Your Garden

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 12:22

Kate, poor you - I hate loud noises like that. Sets your teeth on edge. No sunshine here yet - am waiting....

Last years potatoes in May

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 10:08

I'd eat them if they look ok. The black plastic probably helped keep them warm and produce new tubers. As for volunteers, I've just relocated quite a few and made up a whole new row! May not get much from them but I thought it was worth a try.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 17:36

Figrat, you are living dangerously - but it could pay off. Let us know how it goes!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 13:01

Lilylouise, looking forward to seeing it all!! Am sure it will be spectacular. Tomatoes are tough little things aren't they? Will be interested to hear how the grafted plants compare to non grafted ones - is there much advantage?

Kate, the nastertiums are doing ok - I never did get beyond 75% germination but that's plenty! Some healthy growth but of course no flowers yet....how are yours?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 10:15

Flowerchild we all suffer from that disease from time to time!! Got my fingers crossed for your job offer.

A bit grey here, will have to see if its dry enough at lunchtime to get anything constructive done at the plot. Yesterday all I did was weeding - between the onions and the beetroot seedlings. I'm hoping to get more done today. A shame that work gets in the way.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 18:20

Hello all, am back from my travels. Not had time to catch up on all the posts (and don't suppose I will either, there are too many!

Holiday was lovely apart from the food poisoning on the last 2 days - which was grim - then the chest infection I went down with immediately I was back!

 The weeds have gone mad at the allotment with all this rain so loads to do! I shall be planting my runners in pots this evening - didn't want to do it before I went away, and am glad I didn't as they would have rotted. Am growing 3 varieties this year to give 3 different colour flowers - well that's the plan anyway. 

April in Your Garden

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 18:27

Off on my holidays tomorrow, so will chat to you all when I get back!

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 13:03

Not this time Wintersong - the young guy whose tent it was wimped out and opted to sleep indoors that night! Us older ones are made of tougher stuff!

Yvie, I have heard robins are territorial so I'm hoping they are around somewhere.

OH remembered to feed the chickens while I was away but he said he couldn't see any eggs. Not sure where he was looking because there were 9 in the nest boxes when I got home yesterday

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 12:30

Forgot to say, some sad news about the robins nest. Because it was in a plant pot tray which filled with water over the weekend the nest got flooded, and because I was away nobody realised what was happening. I checked it this morning and the nest was empty, and there are no signs of mr and mrs robin.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 12:25

Hello all, just letting you know I have survived the weekend although I spent most of it in my wellies and waterproofs. I'm pleased to say I can confirm my tent doesn't leak, and withstood the conditions really well. A bit of a puddle in the porch section but otherwise it was fine. The same can't be said for the tent that was next to mine when I went to bed on Saturday night and was found at the bottom of the field the next morning! Luckily its occupant wasn't in it!

Fabulous pictures of people's gardens - my garden looks like the 'before' pictures so I won't be posting any on here!

Pam, glad to hear Barry has gone to the allotment today. The weather doesn't look promising for tomorrow!

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