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    I mastered the making of newspaper pots!!! I also celebrated the growth of my onions from seed. Some are now 2" high and I am wondering if they might be better in the chilly greenhouse? Found the packet of parsnip seed I lost last year so I am going to try germinating some of those to see if they are good. They are to be sown February and I guess if I try now I have time to buy new seed.
    Happy Gardening,
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    I sowed 70 Mangetout seeds, after soaking them briefly for half hour.
    Soaked what looks like hundreds (!) of SugarSnap Pea seeds for to sow tomorrow.

    Cleared out, tidied and made the Little Girls Greenhouse look Gorgeous....

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    Planted a mini apple tree and sowed some early spring onions (it says feb but there in a pot in my green house so IL see how they go, nothing lost if they don't work

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    This morning I tidy the house did some washing then went out for a walk very nice and chilly but did enjoy getting out This afternoon I joined this web site and got advice on when to start my veg planting off.
    So today I have sow my Bedfordshire Champion onion seeds in cell trays left them in greenhouse and also planted my Summer Gold onion sets and shallots in cell trays also left in the greenhouse.
    Been sorting through my seed packets and planning my veg plot.
    Can't wait to get started on planting out
    Smile and the world smiles with you

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    Put my new nectarine tree in a large pot and stood it in the greenhouse. finally got round to planting a bulb of garlic that had 1 inch shoots on it so hope that takes. Celebrated the garlic I planted 'to see what it does' sprouting (sprouts are 3" high so I missed them coming through with all the wet weather). Put up a set of shelves in the greenhouse ready for sowing seeds when the time arrives. Wondering how long parsnip seeds usually take to germinate as my test ones don't seem to be doing anything at all. Also potted the rather dead looking orange and lemon I bought from Woolworths at the start of the week.
    Last edited by shirlthegirl43; 26-01-2008 at 05:00 PM.
    Happy Gardening,
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    dug over the raised beds. made a cold frame for my partner for her plants. moved over wintering onions into the sun.

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    Cut my autumn raspberries down to the ground. Weeded at little around them. Pulled up all my canes from beans, sweet peas etc and tidied around. Cleaned and washed the greenhouse and pruned the grapevine in there.

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    Gorgeous day at the Hill today!
    • Re-dug over one half of the new legumes bed - dug in the green manure not very efficiently about 3 weeks ago, but made a much better job of it this time.
    • Dug out all the remaining roots in one half of the old roots bed - i.e. beetroot, carrot-fly carrots (straight on the compost ), celery, salsify and a couple of parsnip
    • as the old roots bed will be potatoes this year, I gave it a right good layer of horse muck & straw
    • dug the last of the leeks, leaving one magnificent specimen to go to seed to collect for next year.
    • tackled the vile job of pruning the gooseberries. Swore a lot.
    Came home and sowed the crimson flowered broad beans in pots, and have boiled all the beetroot ready for peeling and using to make beetroot chutney tomorrow.

    A good day, even though I now feel about ninety, and that's after a hot bath and with a glass of....

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