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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:44

From what I can tell from seed it likes to be hot, so I might just have to be hopeful the GC sells it again next year ready grown! I've never seen it before until this year! I especially love the bright bright pink!

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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:42

We have all the veg we could ever need rb, the local GC was selling all it's seeds for 50p each! We got absolutely tonnes! Thank you for the offer though Aiming to get a nice trellis for the shed and grow blue morning glory over the wall. Heaven know how long it'll take to establish. I'd like to stay there long term though, that's for sure!

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:39

I think I rightly assume I'm quite shabby chic in my design tastes, much to the OHs distaste, he thinks it too twee and girly and despises my obsession with Cath Kidston... I'll see if I have any photos of my cutesy things outside of the garden...

 This was a horrid dark mdf type magazine rack side table thing, now it's this lovely colour and keeps my GW mags safe and has my record player living on top of it. I've also got typewriters and a kitchen table to match, the chairs are the same colour, and the table is crisp white. Not sure I've got a photo of that. The seats have strawberries on them, but they need reupholstering.

 Garden is definitely more shabby than chic currently!

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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:35

Thanks Bekkie, will try to do that, will they need lifting and replanting into new soil immediately? Is that a terrifically stupid question to ask?

Sorry for hijacking the thread somewhat

Tomatoes splitting

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:16

This has happened to ours and we wont be growing in a pot again.

Being in a part it's hard to regulate watering, with the varying temperatures of late they will contribute to split fruit. In fact most of our unripe fruits have split, and additionally got rotten bottoms due to blossom end rot.

Will give you more detailed info.

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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:12

I have no intention on leaving him any plants, even if they don't survive transporting to a pot they'll make compost and nice cut flowers, what should I do with bulbs that are still flowering, are they a sacrifice we'll have to make?

New garden is at the back of the house with a shed no less! Every cloud!


Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:08

Is it terribly gharish of me to adore this crazy looking plant? I bought a load reduced the other day to cheer up my very spring orientated young garden, and I think they are fantastic. They don't seem to available in seed form in the shops, though saw it online on T&M, have others grown from seed?

I can envision it with red hot pokers and small marigolds at the back of the new garden.

dahlias dahling

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:01

I don't have photos, but the dahlias I grew from seed have absolutely taken over our tiny borders, they're blimming huge and blooming everywhere!

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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 11:55

Well, I suppose this ties in to why I've not been here at all lately. I've been given the great task of finding somewhere new to live after the landlord decided it was time to sell up and uproot us from our home, and the little garden we loved and put a lot of money into.... Hit us hard, and was time consuming finding somewhere to live that was affordable, within proximity to the allotment, which sadly fell the the wasteside (is that the right turn of phrase) the past month and is just a bunch of weeds, and our potatoes were rotten, broad beans ruined with rust... ho hum.

Long story short we've hopefully secured somewhere for the end of next month, it just feels so unfair to leave where we love, and pay a fortune to go so he makes himself a sweet little profit... Business heh? I can't begrudge him selling his own property, but it hasn't half ruined the best time of the summer for me, sent my anxiety rocketing with strangers coming to the house every day to fix things we were promised would have been sorted when we moved in.

We'd waited a year for the damp to be fixed, we finally got it sorted, the next day he comes around to say sorry but he's selling. It's one way to make you feel worthless and undervalued isn't it?

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:52

No it's ok! I think we will just pull everything up that looks remotely weed-like. We left it for a week or so while we had some 'us' time away from gardening, and they've swamped the lettuces we had sewn, it won't take much to weed it all and sew some more and be a tad more vigilant! The front garden is pretty much taken up with broccoli in little pots too, so maybe we'll put them in there instead. The world is our oyster as they say!

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