Tootles


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What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 15:36

Growing pelargoniums from seed for the first time. They're up already. Perhaps a bit early but I want to get them nice and big as the plugs I purchased last year were really poor.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 15:32

Back breaking work clearing ivy from neighbouring garden in the flat I rent out. The last tenants pretty much wrecked the place and didn't touch the garden for two years so it's very overgrown. But amongst all the weeds and debris, the cyclamen that I planted in 2004 were flowering their hearts out. 

I wonder if there are any horticultural students who I could rent it out too. Clean ones though - the last tenants were clearly averse to any kind of house work so much that the bathroom needs replacing. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:55

Planted some seeds for the propogator. Noticed the geraniums (pelargonium) seeds I planted only last week have started to germinate. Very exited as first time I've grown them from seed.

pruned back my raspberry bushes hard.

went to the paddock and got two wheel barrows of manure for the roses, rhubarb and strawberries. 

Wrote up in garden journal and have decided to treat myself to a new rhubarb crown and also have a go at growing kale, cauliflower and parsnips this year.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 10:28

Ooh a brew outside. Lovely.

im going to tinker about in the greenhouse today.

Love seeing all of the bulbs coming through. Sun is shining here but it's nippy. 

Please read. Very large site being cleared. Concerned about wildlife!

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 06:02

Have a word with the local council - maybe the planning authority to see if there is anything they can advise. 

 

On a positive note

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 06:04

Thinking a cutting hasn't taken only to look under the pot and see lovely little white roots popping through - yippeee! 

jo47

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 20:05

I hope Jo47 is ok.  Sending lots of positive vibes to see her back here very soon I hope.  

Morning has broken

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 16:44

Got to admit, I'll be looking at those photos a lot tomorrow when back in the office after two weeks off. It's gone so quickly for me. Will be up at 5.30am to catch the 7am train.  Too early for the sunrise here. Ah well, it'll soon be the weekend! 

Vouchers

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 13:15

Ooh a bird box with a camera! Great idea!

When I get vouchers I tend to treat myself to things that I normally dismiss for being out of budget. My last purchase was a lovely natural stone bench, like the one Monty has. 

What is it that you want to buy Villa?

Morning has broken

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 13:02

Thanks for the lovely comments. Glad folks liked the photos.

Have just come in - beaten by rain! That lovely sky is now very grey! Managed to clean some pots and have a bit of a tidy up though.

Now to make the crumble topping! Anyone got any custard? 

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Love a bargain

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Purple sprouting broccoli

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Any tips appreciated.... 
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Pelargoniums (common geraniums) cuttings - where am in going wrong?

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