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Woops!

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 14:19

These 'fell' into my basket at the garden centre! I know I know, it's too early....I just can't help it!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/66735.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

The sun has got his hat on....

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 09:52

The sun has put his hat firmly back in the wardrobe today!  Grey day.

aconites

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 23:27

I thought it was just me! Good to know others have problems with these little beauties.

Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 21:59

Rob hey?? Ho hum!

The sun has got his hat on....

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 15:14

Hello Peeps

What a lovely day in Notts. Sunshine and it's gone 3pm! The nights are drawing out and I think there is a slight (teeny tiny) small of spring in the air here! Yahoooo!

whats it like where you are?

Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 15:12

I'd like Jo Jo to win. So naturally talented. I went off Sandra a bit when she cried over her burnt strawberry jam.  I really wanted Reka to win, or the lady that lived on the boat. 

Cant wait to watch it! The highlight of the week for me. 

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:49

It's arrived!! Am very very excited about getting started. Am holding my horses though, but I reckon I wont last longer than the week and it'll be full next weekend!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/66581.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Movie quotes

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 18:16

Not from a movie, but one of my favourite quotes is; 

"You turn if you want to. This Lady is not for turning"

Any ideas of what to do with this garden?

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 09:59

I've seen a few circular lawns recently and they look lovely. Beds around the edge. Looks like you have a nice view there. I'd design a garden that took advantage of it. Like an arch at the back as if you can enter across the field, with a lovely climbing rose around it.

 

Compost

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 09:53

I tend to go for Murphys or Arthur J. Bower, but mainly based on price. I use so much of the stuff that I can't afford to go top notch. It comes in at about £20 for three bags.

On the seed compost front, I splashed out on some John Innes Seed Compost. I've got to say, I just can't get the hang of it. It's lovely and 'thin' and gritty, but it always turns so heavy after a week or so. So much so that I don't think little seeds are able to break through the surface. I've tried watering from the top, and watering from underneath, and even using a spray to lightly water, but I get the same problem every time. Does anyone else?

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Woops!

How did they get there... 
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Last Post: 12/02/2015 at 15:27

The sun has got his hat on....

HAPPY! 
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I wish someone would invent....

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Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Anyone got any tips? 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 22:08

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Thinking of buying one. 
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Anyone done any gardening today?

Chomping at the bit to get started! 
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Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Is Unwins any good? 
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