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Posted: 09/10/2014 at 09:26

Nothing worse than the wrong trousers Panda!

Chicky, those cold frames are brill. 

I need to do things in the garden but Disrict nurse coming in to see mum and it will be sods law that I will just get mucky and she will come. And mucky I will get, everything is lagged and soggy.

Really bad night for wind and rain, part of our extension is flat roofed, rain sounds awful on it!

I will come to the garden centre with you Lizzie, could do with going out.

I have permanent free tickets for Eden project and Heligan and I really miss seeing the changing seasons there.

Greenhouse Gallery

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 09:15

That is a fantastic sized greenhouse and so clean and neat and tidy.

My greenhouse hasnt been empty at all this year, or any year really, I have 3 of them and 2 conservatories and they are permanently full. As soon as the summer bedding was out they had tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries, then they were full of biennial seeds for next year,now full of perennial seedlings, all pricked out,  the conservatories full with fuchsia and geranium cuttings for next year, 

I need another greenhouse! I have bought new plastic covers for 2 of those that get shredded in the wind, the shelves are full already.


Harvested this today.

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 09:09

You have a whopper there 

rusty, just right for halloween. Hope you do well in the show.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 16:10

Thank you to Perki annd Fishy, seeds arrive safely today.

Tree problems.

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 14:02

Nature is very hard. Plants have come and gone and come back long before someone tried to turn it into a science.

Over millions of years plants have become extict and new ones from a tougher strain have taken their place, of course we are doomed, we have all got to go sometime and we will be replaced by more.

Penstemon cuttings

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 13:49

Personally I wouldnt leave them outside, but I do pamper my plants a bit., you see, penstemons dont always survive their first winter even if they went in as big plants.

Can they share you bedroom jjust for now.

CT, you will know when they root as the roots will show out the bottom of the pot. They will be showing new healthy leaves.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 13:42

If anyone wants anymore cerinthe seeds, i have plenty.

Penstemon cuttings

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 11:47

Thats what I say matty!

If they are rooted they can go in your greenhouse, its just to get them started. Maybe do them at the start of september next year and they will be ok outside in the greenhouse then.

Runner beans II = no beans !!

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 10:45

I grow Firestorm, they dont need bees.

The more I read about saving beans the more I think its just not worth it.

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 10:41

I have loads of work to do as well. I havent even emptied my annuals out of tubs and baskets, let alone thought about planting daff or hyacinths. No rush for tulips, end of november for those. Still lots of plants need planting out. 

I did get the wallflowers, some aubretia and some forget me nots in the ground yesterday, lots more to do though.

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