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April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 14:57

You've been busy bees Geoff and Kate.

I now have 2 Dahlia tubers sprouting!  Hurrah. Didn't think anything was going to happen.  Mind you, I still have another 6 which are doing nout   Maybe I need more patience

I have been back out as it's glorious, warm sunshine here.  Even Herman is out in his run, soaking up the rays.  I have just sown:

Mixed Salads, Lolla Rossa, Rocket & Spinach.

Cosmos: Gazebo Mixed, Sensation Mixed, Double Click Snow Puff, Double Click Rose Borbon, Polidor.

Cornflower: Black Ball, Blue Midget.

Foxglove: Alba & Giant Imperial Mixed.

Larkspur Mixed.


& Kate, Euphorbia Oblongata.  I'll let you know how I get on with that one.


April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 12:51

Ah, sad news about the Robin's nest Lottie.  I'm sure they've probably moved in nearby though by now.  Keep your eyes peeled.  Glad to hear you survived the camping.  You're a braver woman than me!


Yellow Book Recommendations

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 12:47

Sorry Quercusrobur, I don't have the book, have been checking out the yellow book website, so can't find your place by page number. Any more info?


Sowing Poppy Seeds

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 12:44

Damp soil, not a problem here!  Great, thanks Alina, I'll do just that.   Fingers crossed!


Sowing Poppy Seeds

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 11:53

Hi Everyone,

I want to grow some Poppies over my tulips when the die back.  Do I just scrape back the composted bark, sprinkle the seeds and replace the bark?  On Friday's GW, Monty just threw seeds into the Jewel Garden on top of the compost/mulch.  Any tips would be greatly appreciated as I've never had much luck growing these grogeous flowers. Thank you.


April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 11:48

Morning All,

Hope everyone is well.

Inka, I'm afraid I didn't plant those bare root strawberries.  They're Koala's, but now that you've said they're mine, I guess She'll just have to bring over the produce.  We're very close to the Sussex border.  It won't take her long

Very bright and sunny here, so was out gardening from 7.30am - 10am.  Work be damned!  Earthed up the spuds, deadheaded, moved a few things from the greenhouse to the etegerre's, ditched some dead stuff, and moved some things around inside the greenhouse.  Also put copper tape on the outside of the raised bed table, where my salads are coming on a treat.  Not letting Messers Slug & Snail get them


Tonight's programme

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 22:24

I really enjoyed this week's show.  I liked Toby Buckland in GW and was not too sure what to expect from Monty, but he has really grown on me, and especially so on his own patch, where He's obviously more comfortable. I like the 'Lime Walk', where he's injected some other subtle colour in the way of the cream Tulips and the Buttermilk Yellow Wallflowers.  They were a lovely combination en-mass.  I love Euphorbia, so was a happy bunny there too.  Keep up the good work Monty & Co.


April in Your Garden

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 22:13

Evening All.

Hope everyone is well. 

Have been thinking of you Jo.  Nice to have you back.

Great transformations everyone.  Aren't us Gardeners a hard working bunch!

Heavy rain and grey skies all day yesterday and again today.  Ditches still full and having to to be channelled away via a gravel bed.  The lawn is a complete bog.  One of the old dead trees keeled over in the wind.  We managed to cut it down without incident, so lots of free wood for the woodburner.  I wish this weather would stop now.  I've got so much to do outside.

Managed to go out for a lovely lunch today, at a posh pub in Loxwood.  A real treat.

Took a leaf out of Geoff's ticket buying book.  Any regular Radio 4 Listeners, may have heard, in the 6.30pm comedy slot, 'Mark Steel's in Town'.  Very funny, and all about your local area.  He's coming to Cranleigh in May. Should be funny and interesting.


April in Your Garden

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 16:45

Afternoon All,

Hope everyone is well.

Extremes of sunshine and showers here today.  The ground is very boggy.

Kate, put those guilty faces away!  You have rescued a plant, and bought a relatively inexpensive one that you really wanted.  I'm sure you deserved the treat.  You are a good girl   I have sucumbed to the latest catalogue and bought Clematis 'Florida Alba', Astrantia 'Maxima', Geranium 'Double Jewel' and Echinacea 'White Swan'.  And not a shred of guilt!  Hurrah

Inka, ouch!  I would have replaced the Vodka with Brandy, but I like your thinking!  Hope you're feeling better soon.

Lovely pics Winter.  You can tell you're an arty person, just from those few photos.

Thats a generous offer on freecycle Geoff.  Are you tempted?

Backyardee, you have my greatest sympathies.  I hate rabbits!  They are the bain of my gardening life.  Dust off that gun and get going.  Last year, I upgraded my 'Vic's' 'Rat Catcher' air rifle to a 'Weihrauch'.  Cost me a bit, but I saw it as an investment! I can't tell you the amount of times I've been close to tears in the garden, after surveying the damage done by these critters.  We don't have as large a space to fence as you, 1/3 acre, but it would still be expensive and a huge pain due to high fencing and well established, tall Laurels.  I have to cloche most of my plants every night, and have now got all my patio pots on etegerre's, so they are out of the rabbits reach.  I spray a chili and garlic mix on the plants when I remember, but I'm not sure how much good it does.  What are 'ramsons'?


April in Your Garden

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 17:01

Oh Lottie, I can't think of anything worse than camping, whatever the weather.  I'm not going anywhere unless there's an ensuite!

You did well getting so much done in this weather Winter.  I lost 2 huge Phormiums in the snow and frosts of 2009/10.  Shame as they were pretty impresive where they were (inherited in this garden).

Am still battling with useless Waverley Council to get this weeks recycling collected.  They keep telling me I'm a 'priority'.  Yeah, right.


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