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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 23:00

Went to Beetham GC today, would recommend a visit if you are ever in the area, it's not far from Leven's Hall which is worth a trip to see the topiary. Had lunch and bought a tom plant, herbs and 6 dahlia's.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 19:02

GWRS, Meant one of those garden seats you can kneel on and when turned around it doubles up as seat.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:06

Went to GC today, I now have 4 reasonably sized tom plants, the one's I sowed are slow to produce true leaves, also bought a sweet pepper plant. Was looking for brussel sprouts as these are far to late to sow now but no joy.

My garden kneel pad came yesterday. Plan to go to the plot tomorrow.

Went to the plot earlier in the week to water and two people from the association were on site, I've been given a year free of inspections. We did have a chat about what I plan to do though and they are happy if I cover the top half. Part of the bottom is already covered, as fruit bushes/tree's have been planted through ground cover keeping down the weeds. 

Happy growwing everyone.   

Lilly beatles

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 18:36

Those are the only two plants they lay their eggs on. They overwinter in the soil, piles of leaves and any debre around the garden, which isn't, necessarily near your lillies. 

I changed the compost in my pots last week and was reliably informed by another poster this will not make any difference.

They also fly.

Toms-- pot or growbag?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 18:11

Given the choice I'd go for pots. 

I find grow bags to shallow for the roots, alternatively, cut a grow bag in half and stand them on their ends with equal amounts of compost in the two halves and drainage holes in the bottom.

My 'New' cedar greenhouse

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:50

...and for such a fab saving...just checked out the cost of Cedar GH's... 

Mint in compost bin

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:48

I agree with nutculet.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:24

The weather's been lovely here over the past few days so after a walk up to the allotment to water onions and shallots, I relaxed in the back garden, taking in the rays with a pile of gardening books.

I'm now trying to visualise the size of Hostafans lawn ,mine takes 5 mins to mow, 10 tops... 


Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:00

If the bamboo variety you have is non evasive it shouldn't spread by it's roots if planted in the ground. It may become conjested and form an ever increasing spread on top of the ground like for instance pampas grass and at some point need splitting, in which case you get extra plants free and can build up a screen barrier over a number of years. 

What variety do you have, it may have reached it's full height and how big is the pot. Plants do out grow their pots and need potting up, alternatively some plants don't mind having their root ball reduced and placing back in the same pot with some fresh compost.   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 11:29

Sounds like youll will soon have a production line Fruitcake.

It's shorts weather here today. Germinating trays have been put outside and more seedlings have come up - toms, a courgette, a pumpkin and squash. Still nothing with two leaves though.

I've not split artichokes but bought about 12 plants from the nearly dead section at local GC last year, 4 plants have survived being moved several times from garden to lottie, and on Saturday they were spaced out better. Think there's a random one growing at the top of the plot which I've replanted, I do hope I haven't transplanted  a weed, the leaves did look the same  .

Going to walk up to the plot today to check on the onions and shallots.

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