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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 15:13
Planted out some purple sprouting broccoli and winter Savoy's. Managed to get out between the showers, still very dry under the first couple of inches.


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:23
Absolutely pouring here, tried to put on pics of yesterday's visit to Great Dixter but got a message from GW saying there was a tech issue at the moment. I'll try again later Lesley. If we get a break in the rain then I've got cabbages to plant on the allotment.


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 11:05
So I should take a chill pill when a young child gets I'll because of the thoughtless behaviour of others, I don't think so! Natural hazards are out of our control, other people's pets should not be our responsibility.

Last night's Gardeners' World - Elizabeth.

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 10:06
Watched it again this morning, humbled and inspired at the same time. I love her enthusiasm and delight in her gardening, as Dove said no feeling of sadness watching her at work, one of the best clips I've seen on GW.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 18:40
Plenty of picking on the allotment, potted on wallflowers, ssweet Williams and perennial violas. Cut lots of sweet peas and some gladioli for colour indoors.


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 18:36
Just potted on my June sown wallflowers, already 6" high, should be good and bushy by the end of Aug.

Are you eating your home grown fruit and veg yet?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 18:32
Enjoyed a meal tonight which included runner and French beans, sugar snap peas, carrots and summer cabbage all fresh picked from the allotment.

Winter veg

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 18:27
You could sow Chinese cabbage and pak choi, still time to sow spring cabbage. If you can get some plants from the gc you could try savoy cabbage and purple sprouting broccoli. Lettuce and radish will grow quickly too.


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 17:49
Hi Busy Lizzie, my better half took loads of pics, I will endeavour to add some to the Gardens thread over the weekend. It is one of my favourite gardens and its only 30 miles away so we should visit more often. Would recommend a visit without hesitation.


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 14:26
Had a lovely couple of hrs at Great Dixter, just as gorgeous as I remember. Very reasonable prices at their nursery too which meant we had too buy plants we don't have room for. Hope everyone has a lovely day, lots to do in the garden but a cup of tea needed first.

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