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  1. early spring

    by , 23-02-2008 at 09:47 PM
    It has been pretty warm all winter here in north texas. I keep wanting to start my spring planting but i just know as soon as i try it will freeze or snow. my grandma said she can remember it snowing the first week of march. but that was before global warming. so i will have to wait. i dont have very many spring plants a few bulbs arong the bottom of a tree and the ones i transplanted last year so we will see if they come up or not. but i need to get to work on some of the garden projects the shed ...
  2. Our new tunnel

    by , 22-02-2008 at 06:20 PM
    Hello again u Grapes.
    Just thought we would share this cheap way of keeping those pesky Cabbage Whites off yr brassicas.Get 6/8 lengths of rainwater downpipe approx 1mt .sink in the ground at least 18inch deep 4 either side (not to wide) then get some plastic gas or water pipe u should be able to beg this or pay very little cut into 5m lengths and insert each end into the rainwater pipes to form the arching tunnel.
    Then ask or beg again at your local Scaffolding yard for debris netting ...
  3. Wow!

    by , 22-02-2008 at 01:39 PM
    Long time no talk, so here is all the catching up!

    I had a really good birthday, and accumulated a mass of flower seeds!
    Yesterday I set out, and have now dug the whole plot over, mum was proud!
    Soon, is the time to plant seeds so I will sort the packets out now!
    Feel free to PM me any questions, especially about bonsai! My passion is bonsai so, fire away
  4. Hello, my introduction!

    by , 22-02-2008 at 08:25 AM
    Hi everyone.
    I'm not used to gardening here in the UK, having originated from Australia where you throw the seed on the ground and they sprout! I had never heard of cloches nor cold frames. When I left Aussie 2 1/2 years ago, I had to shrink a household of belongings into one suitcase but I did manage to bring one packet of seeds with me - I call them Giant Sunflowers. I have harvested them for so many years, I can't remember their real name. I managed to get an allotment last January and ...
  5. frighteningly new to blog world

    by , 21-02-2008 at 07:18 PM
    Well this is my first ever blog.Don't know if i'm doing this right, but here goes !!!!
    I'm just starting my 3rd allotment year and haven't quite finished digging yet. 2 new long raised beds dug over the winter and i'd like to put in a small wildlife pond as well. Its been a hard slog as my plot has couch grass,bind weed and brambles. My best Chrissy present was an automatic spade but its no good for ground clearing, just digging. Hope to get to know you all and swap info
    Be patient ...