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  1. Week 12, planting and more jobs to do...

    by , 17-03-2008 at 08:57 AM
    Well its been a few weeks since I posted, what with the 6 nations and some atrocious weather things haven't quite gone as planned.

    Depressingly the outstanding jobs list just seems to keep on getting longer, still haven't managed to get the extra glass for the greenhouse, as a consequence the early plantings don't seem to have survived the freezing temps of a few weeks back.

    The alpine strawbleberries are coming on, but still tiny, about the size of the cress you ...
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  2. boy is it cold!

    by , 19-02-2008 at 03:20 PM
    Yet again Wilkos has come to the rescue, I'll admit its probably notthe best gardening place in the area, but its so handy when we're shopping at the weekend. My better (in every sense) half goes to do the domestic shopping and I have a wander round the gardening section. A bit disappointed that I can't find the sugar snap peas in there mentioned in the last issue of the magazine but they did have horticultural fleece.

    Now I've never used this before, never had any need to, but ...
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  3. Week 7 - soft fruit and spinnach sir??

    by , 11-02-2008 at 09:03 AM
    Made the mistake of going into Wilkos on Saturday.. came out with a Black current bush and a Red current bush, I'm not even sure if I like red currents or black currents. Anyway needsless to say ass it was such a stunning day on Saturday they were planted out straight away. While I was pottering the radishes and the lettuce were planted out, took the opportunity to sow a batch of perpetual spinnach too.

    Now it may be a bit early for some of these but the greenhouse was empty and ...
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  4. Week 6 - Peppers and the future

    by , 07-02-2008 at 10:01 AM
    The peppers are finally starting to make an appearance which is really good news, do love my chilli's and sweets. Hopefully this year things will be a but more productive, although the jalapeno's didn't do too badly last year, considering that they were started off too late really. They've overwintered really well though and hopefully we'll have a good crop in 2008.

    The radishes and the lettuce are desperate to be planted out, as I'm still a few panels of glass short in the greenhouse ...
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  5. Blueberry Heaven...

    by , 04-02-2008 at 08:44 AM
    Finally managed to get my hands on a couple of Blueberry plants on Saturday.. woo hoo! so a quick trip to homebase to spend some of the christmas vouchers on a bag of ericaecous compost and they are now potted up and sat on the terrace.

    Managed to get the coldframe put together as well, not the easiest of things to do, definitely not the best designed item I've ever come across.. but its done and it'll hopefully be warming up the soil underneath.

    After flicking through ...
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