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  1. Never tried to do a Blog before!

    by , 26-01-2008 at 06:23 PM
    Well here goes, never been much good with diaries and so on - not sure if a computerised version will be any different!

    Might keep a note of various things here - not just the garden but how my weight loss is going - maybe having it public will help keep me on track!
  2. Onions and spuds

    by , 25-01-2008 at 05:53 PM
    Daughter went to Wilko on a shopping spree. Brought back onion sets (several varieties) and seed potatoes, also several varieties. Have put some of the onion sets in cell trays to give them a start as the lottie is still sodden. Will save the rest for later. So far in cells are Red Karmen, Turbo, Centurion and Sturon.
    Seed potatoes, we have one first early - Arran Pilot, 3 x 2nd earlies (Charlotte, Maris Peer and Kestrel) and 1 x Maincrop (Rooster) red variety. This year I would like ...
  3. Plant list..

    by , 25-01-2008 at 03:54 PM
    Starting at the back.

    One plum tree. One shed, behind that; bramble.
    Under that - daffodills, snowdrops, cyclamen.
    Then, lawn.
    Raised bed at front - 2x Clematis (type 2 I think). One lavender, daffodills, small rose, geraniums, pansies, rosemary, thyme, chives, lavender. space where those rampant flowers were (seeds saved in envelope in shed).
    In pots on patio: One Lilac tree, 1 hebe (I think), one variagated evergreen, daffodills, pansies, 1 pieris, 1 ...
  4. Marthaclematis - Lets see how we get on.

    by , 25-01-2008 at 02:50 PM
    Jan 25th. Friday.

    Off work today with face ache (I've got an infection in my gum) and have been potting about in the garden. There's not much to do right now as its midwinter but I tidied up a bit. Surfed for 'overwintering geraniums' and found this website... it looks great. I think all my questions will be answered. And there will be many - I've never done much gardening before; all my growing has been confined to summer pots. I'll make a list and write a description in my next ...
  5. Week 4 - working the late shift...

    by , 25-01-2008 at 09:37 AM
    Reading through the posts I always feel a ting of jealousy when our retired grapes post about spending days pottering about on the plot... still being of an age where I must work for a living to keep the taxman at bay (and this gets harder every budget - thank you very much Mr Chancellor!) my time is strictly limited.

    This week for example although I've planted some of the peppers, I've not had chance to put the new cold frame together as I've been working the late shift and haven't ...