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Posted: 06/04/2017 at 17:11

Thanks Joyce, Logan. Floss is very obliging when it comes to 'striking a pose' . I reckon in a week or so it will be a sea of blue. One of Floss favourite walks as there are lots of squirrels for her to chase, she gets very 'vocal' when they taunt her from the tree tops.

pet companions

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 16:47

A nice walk through the woods and then over the Downs. The Bluebells are just coming into bloom

Last edited: 06 April 2017 16:48:43

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 17:00

Planted out my onion and shallots that had been started in modules. They'd formed nice healthy roots. Forecast is good for the weekend so will sow some parsnips, carrots and beetroot. Pulled a couple of pounds of rhubarb, you can almost stand and watch it grow at this time of year.

Nice having the shed this year, we've got an old camping stove and provisions for making a cup of coffee. Looking forward to some barbecues in the summer with produce straight off the plot.

Sweet Peas is it to early

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 12:12

My autumn sown sweet peas normally go out mid March to April. They don't mind the cold but don't like cold winds so if any are forecast I make a fleece windbreak.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 09:12

Hi Zoomer, broad beans, peas, sweet peas and cornflower are all hardy so once you've hardened them off they'll be fine outside.

I sow my runner beans in pots indoors, I get better germination that way.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 17:40

Good to see you back on the forum Sweet Pea

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 17:03

Hope everyone is well, have you managed to get on to your plot GWRS? Lovely spring day here. Dug my bean trench and filled with manure and 8 planting holes for courgettes and squashes, it gives the soil a few weeks to settle before planting.

Tilled the beds for my onion sets, they're hardening off in the cold frame so will plant out next weekend. Sowed a row of sugar snap peas. Brassicas and lettuce are in the cold frame hardening off, should be ready for planting out in a couple of weeks.

Pricked out greenhouse tomatoes and Chillies, sowed my outdoor toms. Will​ sow Parsnips, carrots and beetroot next weekend weather permitting.

Bolting rubarb

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 16:40

I think you're right about the dry spring Dove, I've already watered my crowns a couple of times. I dug my bean trench today and the soil was a lot dryer than I would expect at this time of year.

GWRS I force a different crown each year. It's always so nice picking those first stems.

pet companions

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 14:27

I seem to have lost my place on the sofa

Bolting rubarb

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 20:33

Hi GWRS, I've grown lots of plants from seed, quite a few seed companies supply them. I've grown Glaskins Perpetual, Victoria and Champagne. They germinate easily in a cold greenhouse and develop quickly. Glaskins were ready for picking in 2 yrs.

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