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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 21:58

Looks like you have a lovely clump of Christmas roses there Logan.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 20:54

Picked my first peas of the year. They are actually mange tout that have gone over and they are much better than my normal peas.

Planted lobina mintata (Italian flag?) climbers in an empty bed that had broad beans in it.  Looked them up and they're annuals which is a bit disappointing as they are lovely.  Will just have to plant seeds again next year.

Tomatoes are coming on nicely.  Cut some of the leaves back that were blocking light.  

Pinned down some strawberry runners too. All in all a lovely day. 


Posted: 09/07/2017 at 20:40

Is there any way to encourage them to produce fruit as one of mine just seems to be producing flowers....


Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 08:28

Just had a pootle in the garden.  My other half is helping me out at the moment and he watered everything last night - less than 20 minutes later the sky turned black and we had the most almighty thunder and lightening storm.  As a result everything is looking lovely and lush this morning.

I've found a couple of tomatoes with blossom end rot in the greenhouse. Hope it doesn't spread. 

Really pleased with my beetroot this year and also kale. First time of growing kale and it's so easy. 

Sheps Greenhouse thread

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 05:46

What a lovely greenhouse. Looking forwards to your pictures and progress. 

GW 22nd June 2017

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 21:11

I really like Adam.  The slots with him are amongst my favourites. 

His home is down to hard graft I imagine, and richly deserved too.

Just in case anyone from the BBC reads...

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 21:07

Goodness gracious me.... will the BBC ever just let us Gardeners have our one hour slot at the same time, in the same place, every week please?!

Thursday this week, and then on at 9pm next week.... 

I wish they'd just stop moving it about, and sacrificing it at any opportunity.  

It's sooooo annoying!

Gardeners' World Live 2017

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 21:38

I was taken to gardeners world today by a client and really enjoyed it.   We had front row seats for Monty D's talk which was lovely. Wish it had been twice as long! Lots of good advice though and real encouragement to embrace change in a garden and don't be downhearted by failures.

 Another big difference is that I was kindly given a VIP parking space - brilliant not to have to tramp back to the main car parks at the end of the day.  

It was really spacious, not over crowded and the plant displays were really lovely. Left with tonnes of ideas.  Got to say, I enjoyed it much more than my disastrous trip to Chatsworth. 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 21:01

The wind has really battered my garden. My roses were in flower but most are now petals on the lawn.  I really need to spend a day having a good old fettle to tidy it all up.  

Its 'black over at Bills mothers' as we say here so likely another downpour shortly. 

Heaven Scent .....Smell from Hell

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 20:56

I love the smell of salvia Hotlips leaves, tomato leaves and pelargonium leaves. 

The one garden honk that still gives me nightmares is the smell of the nettle feed that I made a few years ago! It was VILE!!  Never again, no matter how good it is for the garden!

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A plea... 
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Is crop rotation absolutely necessary?

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