Tootles


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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 10:53

Busy-Lizzie, I think greenhouse shuffling should be an official sport! I seem to spend hours doing it but it's amazing how much more can be nudged in with a bit of tinkering isn't it?!

your choice of plants sounds lovely rosemummy. Great combinations. 

Im going to nip over to my inlaws later as they are going out. ive been helping them with their garden so will do some more as a surprise for when they return. 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 10:43


 

Wow Chicky! Your flower looks great! I've just nipped out to look at mine. It's been in the greenhouse up until last weekend when I popped it in a cold frame. 

its got three flowers coming! Only small just yet but looks really healthy!  Its leaves are closer in colour to yours Victoria Sponge. Glad it's a tough plant. It'll need to be under my care!

im sure you'll get flowers soon Sophie. Must be the difference between it being inside and outside. Bet having it outside earlier will make for a stronger plant. Might pop mine in the border at the end of the month. The frost today has scared me off!


 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 19:00

Bought 8 bags of compost this morning. Where does it go?! I seem to buy so much of the stuff every year! 

Spent the rest of the day in the greenhouse potting on and sowing more seeds. 

Had a few mad episodes of rain and hail followed by bright sunshine. Random weather. 

Thought for Lyn

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 18:42

Sorry to hear your news. Thinking of you Lyn x 

Cucamelon

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 21:28

That's the badger! Cape gooseberries! 

thanks!

Cucamelon

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 16:51

Hi Sophie

im having a go at these too this year! They look so cute! I grew something a couple of years ago that was an apple, cucumber, lemon combo. It was really nice!

great to try something new. I was going to have a go at those small orange fruits that grow in a brown papery husk thing (can't remember what they are called but they were on the Allotment Challenge) but chickened out!

 

Beetroot on the go

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 19:38

Hi Chris

any tips on how to get them to grow to a nice size please? Just a bit bigger than a golf ball. I find that I struggle to get them consistent and end up with more marbles! I do space them well though...

Forcing rhubarb

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:49

Thanks Dove. I hope so. Got a real taste for rhubarb and ginger anything!!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:17

Spent the day on trains, in meetings and on my computer....whilst dreaming about gardening!  Early finish and just got in so time for a recky of the greenhouse. 

Forcing rhubarb

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:09

Thanks for the replies. It's temp early. It's only been in a couple of years and my first time of forcing. Could that be the problem do you think?

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