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Posted: 06/05/2014 at 17:37

Evening all.

Had a lovely walk in the woods; a lovely carpet of bluebells, with patches of wild garlic and ferns just starting to unfurl their fronds.

Managed to plant remaining Dahlia tubers outside, hopefully they will come through after the last frosts.

Right, better start cooking the tea for OHs return from work. Salmon wrapped in Palma ham, with Spinach and Puy lentils. Sounds nice, but wonder what it will taste like.

See you later.


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 08:13

Morning all. Heavy rain overnight, which should have been good for newly placed plants.

Lovely and sunny now, need to get my butt into gear and go for a walk, as my weight continues to rise alarmingly. Its a puzzle really, as I only eat rabbit food.....NOT!

Hoping to plant remaining dahlia tubers directly into the ground later, the majority are in pots in the greenhouse, to be planted out later in May.

Have a lovely day everyone, especially the workers.


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:00

Yes, I will have a bun please.

Lovely day again today, plants actually seem to be growing whilst you look at them. Starting to move more seedlings from inside to greenhouse, as I plant stuff out.

It was great to have OHs help today, although she did give up at lunchtime, which was a shame, as I had hoped she would dig up all the Beech seedlings in the woodland.

Have a lovely evening everyone, I am about to open a bottle of nice Chianti, shame I dont have any liver to go with it!


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 12:58

Hi all.

Glad to see you back Stacey.

An amazing thing has happened this morning, the OH loves the garden, but does not do anything in it, she says there is no need as she has her own personal head gardener! Today however, she said she wanted to help, so we have got lots done.

Osteospermum Cuttings?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 06:42

Remove the buds with your finger and thumb, and take the cutting as normal.


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 06:26

Morning all, seem to have started waking up at going to work time again. Has my coffee outside, and made a list of jobs to do today. I think it is going to be warm and sunny, so should be a good one.

It is strange bank holidays still feel special, even though I am no longer working.

Have a lovely day everyone.


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:52

Chicky, that wall and the new bed are fantastic, wonderful planting opportunities.

Been warm here today, so have managed to get a fair bit done, why is it that weeds grow quicker than plants?

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 15:29

A few of my photos from the recent Venice trip.



Posted: 04/05/2014 at 07:25

Morning all, up early, unfortunately not to the sound of traffic on the Grand canal, and no walk to the little cafe for breakfast.

The frost in Sheffield yesterday morning has dmaged quite a few emerging plants, hopefully they will re-shoot.

Aiming to get more stuff in the ground today, and to pot on stuff in greenhouse which is growing fast.

Have a lovely day everyone, see you later.


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 11:43

Bouon Journo [sp. ] forkers.

Back from Venice, second mortgage taken out, but had a lovely time doing the usual touristy things, and spending a lot of time watching the boats go up and down the canals.

No Murano glass purchased, but, still seemed to get a lot of brownie points, so hope to be allowed to spend most of weekend in the garden.

Will hopefully post some piccies later in the week.

Hope you are all having fun, will try and catch up with your goings on later on.

See you later.

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