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Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:35

Morning all.

Ground here still saturated after Mondays rain, so stuff will have to stay in greenhouse longer, which means other stuff will have to stay on window sills a bit longer, and that means no more seed sowing, and OH will complain about the mess. It is not easy being a gardener.

Heron on the pond this morning as I squelched round, should have worn wellies, as now got cold wet tootsies.

Hope all are well, and that the workers stay calm and happy.

Hope the car is not too expensive Dove, otherwise those shoes will have to go on ebay. I hope OH does not read this otherwise she will be wanting to do her Imelda bit.

Verdun I love your idea of coordinating the washing with your plants.


Posted: 07/04/2014 at 17:19

Been bad here, the pond has just overflowed, not unusual, but makes planting in nearby beds tricky for a while. I can block off the entrance to the pond, but was caught out by severity of todays rain.

I have had to empty out some trays of pots outside greenhouse, as they had filled with water.

Got some nice Aspargus to cook with Salmon and Jersey potatos for tea.

Looking ahead

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 16:50

Blimey you are keen! You dont need to plant Spring bulbs till September for most, but later for Tulips.

Start sowing som perennial seeds for colour next year.

Lupin from seeds

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 15:54

Hi there. You can sow Lupin seeds now, although they may not flower this year. There is no need to soak them.

I sow mine into modules [ a seed tray that is divided into smaller sections; I would use a 15 module tray. ]

I would start them off on a window sill, then move tem to consevatory once germinated.

You will need to transplant into bigger pots as they grow.

When they are a few inches high, the pots can go outside.

I would not plant them in the garden till they are at least 6 inches tall, as that will increase their chances of survival.

You may be wise to cut off any flower stalks that appear this season, as that will give you stronger plants for next year.

Hope that helps, seeds really want to grow.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 15:12

I am hoping for a double. I hope that OH has got me Chelsea Flower Show tickets, as it is on over my birthday, and then Glastonbury would be ace.


Posted: 07/04/2014 at 14:56

Some pictures of my Mandarin ducks on the pond. They were at the back, and very flighty, so not great pictures.

 His Mrs is there, but rather dull and camoflaged [spelling? ]


Posted: 07/04/2014 at 12:39

Still raining here, I want to br outside!

Have just watched Beechgrove Garden, enjoyed it more than GW.

Going to watch the Hidcote programme next.

Its a tough life, dont know how I do it.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 09:49

This year I am growing Trilliums for the first time, I bought small pieces of root at Harrogate autumn show. Thet have started to appear, so I am hopeful. I am growing them in the same area as the Meconopsis.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 09:44

I think I might have got Glastonbury tickets, the second lot were released Thursday and a friend thinks he has got them. I have wanted to go for ages, although not sure about the camping and things.


Posted: 07/04/2014 at 09:41

Morning all, wet and horrible here, think i shall catch up with TV gardening shows.

Hope all you workers have good days, and better weeks than some of you had last week. DLTBGYD.

Hope your mum is continuing to recover Verdun.

I have now placed my Meconopsis under 24 hour armed guard, in case you were planning anything KEF.

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