Tootles


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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 18:26

Sowed Zinnia, Cosmos, peas, turnips, nasturtiums and malva seeds.

Pricked out various seedlings into pots.

Potted on a salvia cutting that has taken.

 

Planted a rose.

Put some grass seed on bare patches on the lawn.

Made a couple of mini firs into standards. 

Tidied out the outhouse. 

Picked some grubs out for the birds.

Had another go at geranium cuttings.

Make a batch of jam tarts and ate most of them throughout the day! Lovely!

Chitting spuds

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 18:09

They look great Chris172. 

Last year I waited until the last minute and got mine just as the garden centre was selling all the stragglers off. Bargain! And a really good yield. Am going to do the same again this year. 

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 17:58

Thanks Barry.  When do you think they will be ready to eat? November??

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 15:54

hello

my purple sprouting broccoli seeds have germinated in the greenhouse. Are they too small to be put straight into a raised bed outside? Should I pot them on? Thanks for any advice.


 

Vegetable beds, things you dont move, perennial veg

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 07:48

Chives and mint stay in the same spot. Gooseberries and blackberries too. Ooh and raspberries. 

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 19:46

Thanks Mark56. We'll do just that. We've bought some rubber tubing to line the holes so that there will be no nasty sharp edges. 

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:43

It was Lou12. He was such a gentle little thing. It's just so very sad.  A lesson for dog walkers to keep dogs on a lead if they can't control or trust them enough not to cause damage. It could have been a child. Doesn't bare thinking about. The lady was very upset.... not as upset as my neighbours children I guess. 

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:35

Hi - sadly we had a very nasty incident this morning.  Our garden adjoins open countryside and we have open fencing just acting as a boundary marker. Sadly a dog walker didn't have their dog on a lead this morning and it ran into our garden, mauled and killed my neighbours cat. It was horrific. Everyone is very upset, especially the children. 

As a result we've decided to put chicken wire up along our boundary. Trouble is, we get lots of hedgehogs and we'd hate to block their access. 

We will cut out holes in the chicken wire. The total length is just over 100m. At what intervals do you think we should cut the holes please? Would every 10m be enough? Thanks

Gardeners World Tonight

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:21

Oooh great. I have very mixed success with clematis. 

Cant wait to see the woof woofs again!

Which do you prefer?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:19

Def yellow and black

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