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    whigger is offline Sprouter
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    No real inprovement in the weather today.....still very windy and cold but decided to bite the bullet and go out and get some sowing done anyway. Beetroot, Spinachbeet, carrot, onion, leek, Rocket, Mizuna, Land Cress, Lettuce, Lambs Lettuce, and some Mustard Oriental Red. Also planted out some of the sprouted Garlic from the coldframe and planted some out. (will be interesting to see which does best.

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    gojiberry is offline Early Fruiter
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    Weather not to bad in South Wales today, bit windy but that has helped dry things up a bit. Managed to big half a bed ready to transplant parsnips in a week or two. Planted out two gutter loads of peas (feltham first) and transplanted 64 pots of garlic (Cristo) they have only been in pots a few weeks but have made such a good start I had to get them out before they got potbound.
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    I nipped into the allotment plots on my way home from work to check for damage. Whilst a couple of sheds are askew on other peoples plots, we seem to just have suffered a 12" rip in one of the tunnels, right along a crease where it was originally folded. Some repair tape, inside and out soon cured that.

    A bag of grass cuttings from a work colleagues lawn went onto a compost heap as did last weeks kitchen waste, shreddings and some ripped up cardboard.

    Now, off to bed.

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    With our fan-trained Peach tree in a pot, residing temporarily in my 'Grown-Up-Girls' Greenhouse, since late last year, to avoid the worst of Peach Leaf Curl, and stuff (do look it up in a book if you're new to growing stuff and fruit trees - it's worth knowing about) Even though I've got the double doors open for pollinating insects to come in and 'do their stuff', I have yesterday and today been hand-pollinating the blossoms of said tree with a pastry brush from my kitchen, as ya do.... This was in preference to using one of Trousers' proper sooper-dooper paintbrushes he uses for work, on account of: too ruddy big, and: I'd not live to tell the tale if there was Peach Pollen on his pride'n'Joy Glossing PaintBrush (see Wellie go 'Tut' in an annoying girlie manner whilst raising eyes to Heaven....)

    So pollinating bees or not, we now may get a peach of a peach or two at least to drool over this summer, if they don't get knocked off in the Removal Lorry.....

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    SarzWix is offline Gardening Gnomette
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    Today I have harvested 4 savoy cabbages, to empty the bed ready for onions. Forked over same bed, removing horsetail & dock roots along the way. The horsetail was nowhere near as bad as last year & a lot of it was thin & spindly... I think I may be winning the war? I then spread a thin layer of very well rotted FYM, and raked it in. Then, getting extremely annoyed with a huge hump in the path, which was causing me to tip headfirst into the bed every time I knelt down, I grabbed my spade & set about trying to level it... Big mistake, as this involved stripping back 'turf' full of couch grass, horsetail, creeping buttercup, dock... I managed to do about 5ft/1.5m (of 10ft/3m...), which was TWO barrowloads, before collapsing with a much needed brew. After much recovery time, I then raked what I'd done level and planted up half a bed of onion sets & covered the bed with old wire shelves (from a mini greenhouse ) to keep the birds off. I had to leg it to school then to pick the monsters up.
    After dinner, I potted 2 module trays of tomatoes - Sub Arctic Plenty, Salt Spring Sunrise, Broad Ripple Yellow Currant & Sungold, another 2 of bedding dahlias, and sowed 2 trays of leeks - Early Market & Musselburgh.
    I am now just about to fall asleep while typing, so I'm off to ma beed.

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    I finished my night shifts this morning so went straight to the plots and was there at 7.30am. First off I emptied a compost bin, using the contents to top up some raised beds, then turned the adjacent full bin into the empty one.

    Three rows of Pentland Javelin first early tatties then went in on the new half plot before a tent greenhouse was assembled and positioned over a raised bed on plot one. Finally some radish and two rows of early nantes carrot were sown in a raised bed.

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    planted out 6 parsnips that were sown into loo rolls. pricked out 4 pepper seeds into own pots. sown 6 roma toms into heated propagator along with 4 courgettes. sown some poached egg plants into soil. finally potted 2 9" garten perle toms into 14" hanging basket in the greenhouse.

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    Managed another 2 yards of the front garden path - stripping turf and covering with weed suppressing fabric and coarse bark - before the back of my legs started to shriek. Then I sowed the crimson flowered broad beans - a kind gift from Muckdiva - managed to find something she was after so it became a swap.
    Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

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