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
Have got hold of a huge bin ful of well rotted pony poo for veg garden, will be digging in tomorrow and can get more which is great. Have cleared just about all of the shrubs and bulbs, took up some old bricks from former path to increase space and now am hoping that all the spring bulbs will re-root in bed outside front door.
Also have planned the beds, may be a bit ambitious. I have seven beds planned in an intercropping mainly rows style but some squared bed. Plan french beans,
Went to the allotment today to check on my peas. I planted a Victorian climbing pea last November and grew them on in a poly tunnel. Planted them out last weekend when the weather was fab. We had snow this week & I feared the worst. But only one plant had slight frost damage on the tip. All others doing well.
Also started some early carrots, radish, broad beans and more peas in the poly tunnel.
Did some more digging and turned the compost heap.
Well a Month into the new year and now it's time to start some serious seed setting progating etc. in the green house yesterday saturday took cuttings from a Chrysanthemum I brought from Asda last year that had been reduced to 35p due to lack of care. (I hate it when you go into some of the supermarkets and see the potted plants crying out for water and dying) Checked the wormmer and things seem to be going good in there worms been busy have that stod in a corner of the green house this
Well, we had heavy snow last night - started around 7 pm but it was very wet and wasn't settling. Walked up to the Chinese takeaway around 8 and it was blizzarding! Ended up with about an inch settled which froze overnight. Very slippery roads and pavements (and back garden).
Still, the spring flowers are opening - daffodils in the border near the local pub, a couple of hellebores in the back garden, snowdrops doing well in the garden, and tiny cyclamen, primrose and blue iris in the
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