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Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:17

Hi Gardenmaiden- please can I have the following seeds if you still have them: hollyhock digitalis and harebell thank you. First yr of growing flowers normally I'm a veggie grower. I'll pm you with my address.

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Posted: 27/02/2015 at 09:25

Glad the poly tunnel has arrived Gina-enjoy. Going to try making your Aub dip it sounds nice. Just checked my Aub seeds 2 are beginning to pop through

Going to the plot shortly to dig through the beds ready for planting. How much time do I spend? not as much I'd like too but since working P/T tend to go during the week as w/ends are taken up with family.

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Posted: 25/02/2015 at 09:55

I make Aub curry, must admit the fried aub especially in Chinese rest is so delicious. Lol just sown globe artichoke never eaten the stuff having now realized its not going to be easy and it'll be a while if it does grow I'm having second thoughts.

GH is up and looking beautiful, plants and seed trays have moved in wont be long before it fills up.

Woo2 the propogator will be used indoor no electricity in GH.

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Posted: 24/02/2015 at 08:16

Woo2 Its going to an electric propagator shhhhhhh its meant to be a surprise only the husband's has let it out of the bag! Your weather sounds so magical we just get boring rain although wouldn't want the thunder.

The fitter is here putting up the GH soooooooo excited never ever had a GH. Got so many things to go in it as growing cut flowers too this yr. My orange wheelbarrow and shinning rake arrived yesterday.

Zoomer I'm growing aubergine for the first time- only 7 seeds in the pkt which was 2.99 please germinate. Are they difficult to grow? 


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Posted: 23/02/2015 at 09:17

Victoria- looking good your plot looks like you have been working hard. What are you planning to grow?

Gardengirl- I see what you mean, I also use seedling compost to sow but will try peas with my own and for potting on toms and of course for pots in bags too.

Woo2 So lovely when you get presents that you really want apparently my son is buying me a propagator for mothers day-hurry up MD I need it now!!

Weather was lousy here too yesterday, nice and sunny so far although rain is around the corner.

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Posted: 22/02/2015 at 11:45

GWRS have a fab holiday haven't even booked ours yet.

Gina polytunnel sounds exciting  maybe in the future I might consider as far too much to do at moment.

Managed to edge all my beds didn't think carpentry would be such hard work! hoping it will last a few yrs.

Can you believe it we have the water turned off in the winter months I know it makes sense but how are you meant to water the winter planting? Only discovered this when planting my fruit trees and no water coming from the tap. fortunately there was enough in the tank, so didn't have to do the rain dance!

Builder coming to put the green hse up so excited as got lots to go in there.

Woo2 what sort of staging are you having? I've made some from pallets so until the GH is ready (Tue) I'll be buying some more staging.

Q do you use your own compost for seedling and do you add anything like sand? First time ever I've managed to make 'proper' compost since shredding everything. So am planning to use it for my seedlings must admit I'm a bit nervous.

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Posted: 18/02/2015 at 10:47

Morning All

Lovely sunny albeit a cold day.

Gardengirl My saw is a Erbauer the only downside it a bit heavy for me but as I'm only going to be using it occasionally and for short periods its ok.

Woo2- I've had the plot almost 2 yrs so only really been growing veg/fruit since then. I grew up in Kent went to London-trained worked and lived there until motherhood and moved to Surrey.

Fruitcake its horrid when there is an 'atmosphere' hope it disappears soon, it reminded me of work! ignore and rise above it is my motto.

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Posted: 16/02/2015 at 17:57

Gardengirl my saw is electric with a lead so can only use it at home-its in the garage so carn't tell you the make I'm afraid. Not too keen on battery stuff as have had problems in the past with the batteries.

We have a large car par at the main gate my plot is of course right at the other end but do have a gate virtually opposite my plot. I leave my car on the road outside the gate. I'd be lost without it as I do bring in loads of stuff.

Ginagibbs Lucky you - finding some furniture. I've stopped looking in skips, I think I've got more than enough. In fact I'm going to have a shed clear out and make it more homely.

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Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:07

Morning all

Stagbeetle congrats on getting you plot really exciting for you lovely to have the family on board too. My plot neighbor keeps bee its fun seeing her in a 'space suit' honey is soooo delicious I understand its quite hard work. Another holder on site has won many awards for his honey and also sells them in the lottie shop lucky us.Spent a girls day out recently in your neck of woods-retail therapy was very therapeutic! I'm in Surrey so not far to Portsmouth.

Bought my new toy-electric saw it's simply fab. Cut all my timber to edge all the beds just need to fix them now. Planning on making planters and a cold frame-such high hope for a non DIYer!!

Have started to sow, Aubergine chilli and another set of broad beans as the over wintered ones looks as if they are going to be a 'poor show'


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Posted: 08/02/2015 at 12:11

I bought a pear tree and 2 cherry trees-one for the birds and hopefully the other one for us! Planted them in the current/gooseberry bed which has been massively cleared. The bushes didn't fruit too well last yr no idea how old they are plan is to take them out if they do not perform. We have no restrictions on growing fruit trees the paths are wide and doesn't appear to be a problem. Last yr I planted apple and 2 plums so like you Fruitcake I hope to get some fruit!

Next big job I need to do is to edge the beds with all the timber I have collected from the builders amazing what you can get if you have the guts to ask/or look in the skips!!

FC lovely hse for you chickens sure they're going to be happy in their des res.

Cape gooseberries my plot friend gave me 2 plants last yr really easy to grow I had loads of berries-acquired taste.

Q-I'm planning on buying an electric saw any ideas? 

Glad Rob won the challenge did like JoJo as well.

Got 6 pkts of seeds with my grow more mag and the nice thing is there is an article on how to grow them as well another lot coming next mth too. Have really enjoyed reading it-bored with GW mag will not be renewing my sub.

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