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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 19:51

Thanks again to GWRS for the Pearsons of Collingham recommendation. Went there today and loved it. Great plants at really good prices and a fantastic little tearoom. Really friendly owners and staff too. Will definately be back. 

Bought 3 climbing roses, a salix, a clematis, and two other unpronouncables for just £33. Bargain. All big healthy plants. 

Runner beans

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 19:35

My garden ruler says to space them 6" apart.  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 09:30

Oooh, thanks for the recommendation GWRS. I'm in Long Bennington so not too far away. I'll definately make a trip there.

The drive back from curling in Tunbridge Wells was via Storrington for a meeting. Wow - that part of the world is amazing! Some beautiful villages. Really distinct and pretty but not in a Cotswolds type way that I'm more used to. More Tudor buildings. Saw some glorious houses and gardens. I've never paid much attention to Sussex but I think I will now. Popped into a garden centre that was advertised by the road called Camillas....pricey pricey so didn't come away with any treats. 

Drive back up the A1 was horrid. Fridays in the car are not good. Glad to get back to see what's changed in the greenhouse. More peas are up and erysimum paint box starting to flower. Not as big as boules mauve (spelling??) but I hope they thrive just as well.

Tatties going in today!

Monty - just saying......

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 09:19

Yes, his hair was looking well pruned! 

Mrs Don must be giving him an extra weetabix. 

Yep, the chap with the tulips was a lovely character....he'd better give that young head gardener a wheelbarrow full of weetabix though if he's going to be digging up 10,000 bulbs! 


Posted: 22/04/2016 at 21:25

I grew miniature zinnias from plugs and from seed last year. I found that they took a while to get going so needed to be patient. I also lost quite a few because the greenhouse temperature varied quite a bit. Lovely once they flowered and they kept going for a good while.

Monty - just saying......

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 21:14

Was it just me or was Monty looking particularly 'well' on tonight's episode?! My other half has just told me I was smiling at the telly! 

Hammering in those posts, saving those ickle lambs....I was expecting a kitten rescue from a tree at any moment!

What a hero. Reminded me on one of those Athena posters from my teens!!

A particularly enjoyable episode! 

flowers that dont need direct sunlight

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 21:07

What a fab summer house! Looks brill!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 07:58

Ive just had an early morning peek in the greenhouse. So much activity! Seeds germinating, seedlings putting on new leaves, cuttings taking. Wish so much that I could have a day in there.

Instead I have to drive for almost 4 hours to go curling...yes, brushing ice when I'd rather be brushing my garden path. Corporate client entertaining - roll on retirement...only 20 years to go.

Sad news rip Victoria Wood

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 16:53

Such sad news. So young.

So upsetting that the evil C has taken another life. God I hate hate hate it. 

Place your bets....

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 07:24

Forecast to be a belter here today between Grantham and Newark....but the weekend is predicted to be right chilly.

Looks like, by the law of averages, it's going to be the end of May before anything goes out without protection then.

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