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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 16:41
I continued glazing the greenhouse and my better half sowed carrots, radish, beetroot and spring onion in one of the raised beds. She also sowed direct a mix of hardy annuals on the allotment. Lovely day to be outside, hopefully more of the same tomorrow.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 07:31
Minus 1 this morning, heavy frost but blue skies and sunny. Forecast for high teens over the weekend, time to do some sowing outside.

Where to buy plants in Surrey (not a garden centre)

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 07:37
Hi Sarah, a good idea is to look out for Plant Fairs in your area, often large gardens have them once or twice a year. They attract lots of independent growers, many of whom will be local. In Kent, Great Comp garden have one soon, the middle of April I think. RHS Wisley also have plant Fairs too.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 20:13
Lovely picture Busy, the tree looks gorgeous. It's been a lovely day here too, went to see my sister in Essex and took the dogs for a nice walk.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 08:45
Cold overnight, sunny and clear this morning here in Kent.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 20:23
Started putting the glass in the greenhouse, will need to get a few panels cut as some are missing, it was a freebie from a friend who was clearing a garden so quite pleased I only need about 10 panes.
Forcing one Crown of Rhubarb this year, it's growing nicely, nearly ready, I reckon another week and we'll be tucking into rhubarb crumble.
Brassicas seedlings and onion sets in modules coming along well in the polytunnel. Will resist sowing seeds direct for a couple of weeks as soil is still too cold.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 08:18
Lovely blue skies here this morning, quite chilly first thing. Forecast for rain later on this afternoon.

What are your favourite scented plants?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 21:48
Love the smell of a bunch of sweet peas when you bring them into the house, at this time of the year wallflowers are great too.

Runner beans from seed

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 17:47
Hi Landlubber, if you wait until Mid may you can sow direct where you want them to grow.

Runner beans from seed

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 16:30
I sow my runners in a cold greenhouse at the beginning of May, that way I'm happy they won't get checked by any late frost. What part of the country/world are you in Landlubber? They will need to be well hardened off and even then probably cloched until danger of frost has passed, nothing lost in trying but if you live in the UK, be prepared to sow another batch in case your first ones succumb to the weather.

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