Maud is in the garden

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 10:57

The huge italien was a beefsteak tom. Have had many odd shapes this year but putting it down to the weather and pollinating insects not liking the rain. The rest of the toms taste wonderful so we are making the most of them. Think the greenhouse has really helped this year


Posted: 10/08/2012 at 17:05

Everyone i know has had problems with their tomatoes. Mine are hopeless in the garden and allotment but in the greenhouse they are brilliant. Have grown brandy wine and a huge italian one cant remember the name. We weighed one the other day and it was 1lb in weight. Think we will end up looking like them we have eaten so many.

Compost Heap

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 17:00

Ive had hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits and ive always put the stuff in the compost bin. Mix it well in with all the green compost. Never had any rats. I  have 3 cats which bring in plenty of mice that come from the lady next door who has chickens. Lennie is a good mouser and always leaves a bit for me to clear up. How kind.


Posted: 10/08/2012 at 16:55

I sowed dwarf cosmos this year. They are about 5 foot tall and very pretty.

The long game

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 16:50

I had to use weedkiller on my allotment then covered it withweed suppressing stuff. Left it alone for a while and now still got weeds but not so many. If it is only a patio you are putting down go for the weedkiller.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 16:46

Beautiful today so thought i would spend the day in the garden. Have now cut my foot and got 2 massive grazes on my shin. My daughter has told me its best if i just sit down in that tone of voice that they use. Tomorrow looking good so see what danage i can do to myself at the allotment. Sunday i should be going to a garden show at Parham House West Sussex. Thats if im not in A and E by then

perennial plug plants

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 16:41

Its s.urprising how quick they grow so check the size pots they are in. I repotted only 2 weeks ago and they already need bigger pots. Glad something likes the rain

perennial plug plants

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 09:20

Have potted up all my little plants and will leave them there until next year, Not sure if i will put them in the greenhouse or tuck them in a corner of the gardenwhere they will be clear from any frost or snow. Still trying to find room in the garden for the lavenders i got last year, think i might have to dig up a bit more of the lawn. Hate mowing the grass anyway.

Keeping Cats and Wildlife apart?

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 09:14

My garden is not that large and i have 3 cats, luckily most birds are now avoiding me. I do have a pond which has lots of frogs which quite often get brought in usually in the middle of the night. some how we all rub along together.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 09:11

Night before last it poured with rain it sounded lovely but when it stopped the gutter on my neighbours house started dripping. Talk about torture. Its quite grey out today not sure if its decided what to do. I have to stay in as i have a whole in the ceiling and the chap is taking along time to mend it. Had a leak under the shower that we didnt know about until the ceiling fell. Such fun

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