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  1. New trix!

    by , 18-02-2011 at 01:25 PM
    It's february, my feet are cold, I need Vitamin D, and my daughter is only 4 months old, so can't dig yet!!!

    I missed so much last year as I wasn't able to garden due to pregnancy and risk of toxoplasmosis, as we have 2 cats and our neighbours have them too.

    So I am itching to get back into the garden, but some major work is needed.

    Our raised bed retaining wall(round sleeper-y things) has rotted and needs replacing, but with what?? what to plant? where ...
  2. all new to me

    by , 17-02-2011 at 06:51 PM
    Woohoo today we got the go ahead for a plant sale at work, I am armed with seeds and pots hoping to raise loads of money for the garden club
  3. whats geminated

    by , 15-02-2011 at 09:33 PM
    I have recently checked in the greenhouse what seeds have germinated from the seeds I sown on the 7th Feb, these are the first ones done in what now is a heated greenhouse last year it was only a cool one so what did I sow ???
    Well lets start off by saying this year I am trying some Russian seed I got off the internet
    I have sown their hot chilly their extra sweet cherry tomato and their xxl celery ( none of which have started to show yet ) Just early days I hope.
    Onto ...
  4. feb update

    by , 12-02-2011 at 02:13 PM
    the first day of the year the sun is coming over the fence is hitting the whole of the 2 raised beds. nice. it also means my rockery/cold frame covered with old double glazing frames is getting some heat - must post a pic of that sometime. overwintering spinach starting again nicely. quite a few weeds starting so maybe the time for planting out is close. pity my rosemary has suffered this winter. lots of brown branches. i've taken 4 cuttings to try and save it and cut out all the dead stuff from ...
  5. Spring has sprung

    by , 12-02-2011 at 01:35 PM
    After the dreary weather we've been having of late, it was so good to wake up to the sunshine this morning. I shot down the garden and gave the girls a good old clean out after their sterling laying efforts yesterday - more of the same today, I hope.

    Then as the weather was so nice, I did some tidying in the garden (the girls have been out loose, so have trashed it somewhat).

    Then I dug over the patch where my potatoes will go, and whizzed off to the garden centre ...