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Singing Gardener

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Posted: 29/01/2015 at 15:00

That looks so efficient Ivonne! My "shed" is a few shelves in the garage and if I put my tablet down then OH would probably bury it with DIY stuff. However, we're getting some landscaping done in February and I should be able to have a brand new shed all of my own so will probably spend many hours there and could start using my tablet then.

I'm afraid I'm another person who doesn't want to put my picture in my profile but it does give some information about me.

Tomatoes and cucumbers

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 14:55

Thanks Logan. Do you know if they would be better in more humid conditions with the cucumber plants or in the drier conditions with the tomatoes?

Tomatoes and cucumbers

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 09:33

Up till now I've always grown both in the same greenhouse with no problems but I'm about to install a second greenhouse so will separate them this year for the first time. Which leads to my next question: Which of the two greenhouses should I put my other crops in - I plan to grow melons, aubergines, peppers and chillis.

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 11:38

I've just finished my bird count and it's really made me realise how the types and numbers of birds visiting has changed recently. I had only one chaffinch and no green finches and last year I had loads. I did see a coal tit though which is the first this year. Some of the regulars stayed away (such as the greater spotted woodpecker) which is always a bit disappointing.

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 16:14

I haven't come across them before but just had a look at their website and virtually every plant I looked at (I was looking at perennials) said "Out of Stock", which didn't seem to be a particularly good sign.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 16:04

Today I leafed through the "RHS Gourmet Vegetable" book which I was given for Christmas and marvelled at some of the things which I hadn't know you could eat - like dahlias, day lilies and hostas. That's almost gardening, isn't it?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 17:31

I dug over my compost daleks - mainly to distribute the contents more evenly as the most empty one has been blowing around the garden this week. It did warm me up though and saved an hour or so of heating bills!

money tree / jade plant

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 11:49

I have a money plant (which, bizarrely, I was told when I bought it 30 years ago was called a happiness plant!) which we kept it our coolish dining room for about 20 years until it outgrew it's place. We then moved it to the conservatory. Like Wesses Wellies I didn't even know they could flower but the very first year we had it in there it produces a mass of flowers over Christmas and it's flowered every year since. I looked this up and decided that this is because we tend not to use the conservatory after dark so for the first time ever the plant is getting shortened days in the winter rather than a lot of artificial light. It does also get colder nights so this might also be an influence.

Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 11:41

I've ordered seeds from Marshalls for years and always had good results. They've been part of Unwins for a while but not sure if the seed they sell is the same if it's branded Unwins. I've also used DTBrown, mainly to top up on things I forgot of ran out of, because they had free postage for a while. 

Bossy Birds!

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 16:22

Yes indeed. We've always had at least one cat until recently but we don't have any neighbours to annoy! We didn't replace our most recent one because we travel a lot so it didn't seem fair but it has made growing vegetables a continuous battle against the rabbits, voles and other wildlife which have encroached since - not to mention the increasing number of rats. I'm sure I'll find some solutions and a decent balance in time....

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