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  1. Butterfly beds2

    , 20-05-2014 at 11:46 PM
    Well two of the beds now have complete internal walls. Will try to fill one of them with soil over next 3 days, need somewhere to plant out all my potted plants. The morning glory is flowering in its little 3" pots, looking a bit sorry for itself. The sweet peas are beginning to get tangled up.
    The coriander was looking very sad, but is coming on now. 6 of 50 freesias have popped their heads out of the soil, am eagerly awaiting the rest.
    Hanging baskets look a bit sad the petunias ...
  2. Butterfly beds

    , 15-05-2014 at 11:43 PM
    This entry will end up being quite long so as to bring everything up to date.
    We moved into our lovely new home in November 2012. Loads of lovely big space to design the perfect garden in. Having said that, it is actually quite daunting to design a garden on a blank canvass when you are a rank amateur.
    It was a shock however to discover 90% of the garden is concrete, with just some mounds of lawn. So raised beds is the only answer.

    Instead of normal rectangular ones, ...

    Updated 20-05-2014 at 11:29 PM by Bal

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  3. 13th May

    by , 13-05-2014 at 08:38 PM
    Planted out Scarlet globe seedlings
    Sowed new Dahlia Yams inside (last lot cooked in greenhouse)
    Sowed 24 peas
    Given a big bunch of meadowsweet, split and planted in wet garden
    Sowed a new batch of NZ spinach

    Weekend jobs
    audit salads and roots
    Sow pot of coriander
    Sow Mizuna, Rocket, leaf salad in patiogro
    Patio furniture out
    plant of beetroot seedlings
    Sow boltardy
    Plant azalea and move bedding ...
  4. 10h May

    by , 10-05-2014 at 12:50 PM
    New patio slab/grit minipath around salad bed.
    planted out radish seedlings - not hardened off
    plant new parsley
    plant out more peppermint seedlings
    Allysum, calendula, asparagus pea seedlings into coldframe

    new sowings of salad, radish, mooli
    pester ch for meadowsweet plants
  5. 26th april

    by , 26-04-2014 at 04:01 PM
    Planted witch hazel as a right had stop in back beds.
    Planted out 2 pots of Lola Rossi splitting each in half
    Potted on vanilla grass
    Repotted bay and found the suckers had taken root so now have 5 bay seedlings.
    All mints into cold frame
    Sweet peas planted out on diagonal strings tied to archway. Monty said diagonal is best for fruit cos of lateral hormones so why not. Taking a risk on a late frost but they have been in cold frame for a month now. Gotta do it ...
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