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Garden Journal/Diary

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 12:07

I keep a seed sowing diary, which lists the dates I sow, where I sow [ greenhouse, indoors etc ] and how well they germinate, plus anything else of interest.

This has now been going for about 10 years and I find it very useful to remind me when to do stuff.

I also make lots of to do lists, with jobs for the next few weeks. Unfortunately though I seem to make dozens of the lists, and can never find where I put them.

Writing a list sometimes seems to be a good way to put off doing something, a bit like revision lists at school.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 11:01

If they are the Oriental type of hellebore, I would remove all the leaves in late autumn. Firstly this is because it shows off the flowers better, and secondly, because the leaves usually develop fungal leaf spot and look terrible.

Hellebores don't need too much sun, so maybe they don't need moving.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 10:12

Morning all.

Rain of biblical proportions here, nearly got washed away in torrent outside bread shop.

So glad I retired early, although I didn't want to go at the time.


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 09:37

Morning all, damp and dreary here.

I don't want to rub it in, but I have just ordered our currency for our trip to the sun!


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 13:48

Sunny and cold here today. Just back from a yomp on the moors, now ready for a sleep. Start the year as you mean to go on!

Lovely to see you back SL / OL

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 23:10

Just watched PULP in concert 2005, on Sky Arts. Very good.


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 12:37

Morning all.

Enjoy your New Year celebration Matty.

Just paid first visit of year to GC, nothing bought!!!

What is catching your eye?

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 10:19

Looking through the seed catalogues, as us gardeners do at this time, my eye has been caught by a climbing Dicentra, with yellow flowers, and what are described as decorative brown seed pods.

What is catching your eye?


Posted: 02/01/2015 at 20:52

Where are you Fairy, missing you ?


Posted: 02/01/2015 at 15:21

Sadly Lyn, no insurance. Greenhouse and shed are in the orchard which is a long way from the house, so insurance Company would not cover any buildings on the land.

it is looking a bit better now though. Bent metal strut straightened, and am starting to replace glass with plastic. I will get there in the end.

Clari don't rub it in about 2 greenhouses! 

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What is catching your eye?

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What new flower seeds are you going to grow in 2014

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MD in current GW

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Seed Companies

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an experiment

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Something better change [ and it has ]

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Count your blessings

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