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March 2017

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 19:46
Verdun says:

Puts me to shame Lyn

just cut lawns though.  

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Can't walk on our grass, you'd just slip over it's so wet. It never drys out and you can never just sit on it.

Pokhim, I have sown various seeds, some perenials  left out to catch the last of the cold weather. ..some annuals need kitchen warmth, ....some in the conservatory. I don't have a propagator.  Poppies are fussy things, they don't like disturbance so best to sow direct in the ground, however, I do sow mine in pots. If you sow enough your sure to get some survive😀 Once you have them, they will self seed and take care of their own germination.

  I wil only be growing parsnips this year,  and will sow direct on the 1st May. gone off growing veg, there's just the two of us and my freezers full from last year. Lots of fruit growing this year though.

soon I will have to pot up the Hellebores and Astrantia seedlings that have been left outside and now growing well. It's never ending😀

A busy day for the 🐸

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 16:08

Lovely photo, like a 'Spot the Frog' competition😀😍

ours are already swimming about, don't know what they were thinking of spawning so early. One patch had died, but thousands  ok.

March 2017

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 16:02

Sowed 30 different lots of seed. Ordered a couple more, as you do!  Repotted cuttings And a large Azalea.   Cut down 1 Buddlea, other stuff in the borders, several grasses, and planted 100 nerines, repotted all the strawberry plants.

Designing a colour scheme

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 15:54

Moors are very bleak places to live.  Pretty,  but bleak.🙂

Tomatoes - time to sow!

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 15:41

Sowed mine 1st Feb as I always do, in fact I was a bit late this year,  they are now potted on into 3" pots.

I need to catch the best of the weather here, which is May and June. I need flowers on them by then or else I will get left with green ones which I don't like.

Designing a colour scheme

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 11:37

Papa Jo, don't ever think that my explosion in a paint factory way of gardening is easier, everything here is grown from seeds and cutting, begged borrowed or stolen, we'll sort of😀

I am out there all day everyday to keep it in control, that's only a small border compared with 100' long one on the other side. It's a constant round of seed sowing, in preparation for two years time, or cutting taking,  then there's the grass, don't even want to think about that yet.😀

Seems we have similar situations raisingirl, I'm on the West side of Dartmoor, Atlantic winds and always in the clouds.

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 09:03

Maybe Fishy is right by putting them outside, I haven't done that, I wait for the seedling  to show them put them in out in the cold GH.  No one covers them or gives them warmth when they self seed in the garden.

Try a few both ways, see what works for you, but they don't need a radiator or a propagator.

Designing a colour scheme

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 08:51

I started off very much like you, but now mine's array of colour like the explosion in a paint factory look, my garden is quite hard to tame but seems to take on its own colours with the seasons.

in the late Spring there are pale colours, pinks, lilac and blues.  That is from Foxgloves, giant Echiums and Delphiniums.Then later the hot colours. That's from Helenium, rudbeckia, sea holly, and some bright annuals to fill in spaces,

I never plan a colour scheme but I know lots of people do.  If it grows for me, then that's the plant for me. It's a battle to grow anything up here so I'm grateful for any, and I just love love a bright gawdy pink next to a bright orange! 

This is June.

These are end of September 

Help identifying please :)

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 23:11

2. Aquilegi, wild violet and forget me nots I think.

Pesky Squirrels

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 19:18
Hostafan1 says:

Lyn, You'll be thrilled to know...... I've got a fuchsia.  One of Hubby's clients gave it to him last summer. It's got little shoots already.

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 Chop it right down if it's got new shoots, which one is it?

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