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    Planted 7 Red Duke of York, 1 dahlia corm,about 25 white onion sets, 25 Stuttgarter Giant sets, 15 Duke of York tubers and turned over one of my beds, liberating a few overwintered tatties as I went. Dug over the land inside the run, with the help of the chooks and last of all I harvested a carrier bag full of PSB!
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    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

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    Planted 6 Flower buckets with vivaldi seed potatoes & set them in the greenhouse for (hopefully) an earlier crop. Emptied an old small trough of chives, split it into 4 and re-potted in an effort to give it a new lease of life. Took a few piccies on my mobile so that i can see how things have come on. Gazed lovingly at all my little seedlings in the GH
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    Planted out broad bean Red Epicure and radish French Breakfast. That's one rasied bed almost completely planted up now! Potted on several sunflower seedlings and more French Marigolds.

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    At the estate garden I work at, finally finished transplanting snowdrops - another fortnight and it'll be hundreds if not thousands of daffodils to be divided and transplanted.
    Cut down two huge conifers - got to play with a brand new Stihl chainsaw with an 18" bar - boys and their toys
    Went to see new walled garden - will need a lot of work but I'm up for it - piccies in my album and details on my post about gaining a new veg patch.
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    Ordered 4 black 55 litre trug tubs from my favourite Monmouth Garden Centre, so that next week (pretty close to the wire, eek!) I'll be able to ask Trousers to lift the four big Buxus sempervirens shrubs that I'd like to keep and take with us to our new house. The trug tubs will be easier to move, given that they have handles.

    Whilst I was there, I spotted my very favourite colour of Gladdy Bulbs, so I just had to buy them, because they're much more expensive in Sarah Raven's Catalogue (?) so, I shall tell Trousers that I bagged a Bargain, and he might be pleased maybe.

    When I got home, I potted on the eight Ferline Tomato plants that were in need of a change of scene (?!) which, with the nutrients in the new compost for the next 3-4 weeks, will give them the boost that they need, whilst I'm busy unpacking cardboard boxes....

    I've also potted up my new Dahlia tubers, and I'm hardening off all of the CCA Salad Leaves, Bored Bean Seedlings and potting up Comfrey Bocking 14, and Lovage, and my favourite Parsley and Mint.....
    Thank you for listening. X.

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    I watched the herb edition of Grow Your Own Drugs this morning on the iplayer. I loved botany in uni. and about a third of my degree was in Biology, so I appreciate the scientific aspect. That guys makes me want to be an Ethnobotanist. What fun that would be if one got paid for it!!

    I then got some lawn chamomile in the mail today and made a plan to pot them up along with 30 brassica plug plants. All the 3" plastic pots are in the sink soaking in soapy water. That is as far as I have gotten! My plan is to grow a path for my allotment in lawn chamomile, even if it takes years of dividing those two plants.

    I also found 3 clay pots in perfect condition along with a covered propagator on the roadside and gave them a good home.

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    Just back from Iona's School's Spring Fayre - bought 7 blocks of tablet (yummy yummy yummy) and then bought some seeds - two packs of mixed squash seeds (6 varieties in each pack, 12 seeds of each variety) and a pack of aubergine seeds - for the princely sum of 1.50 for the lot - according to RRP on the packs, I've saved 9.00 - and the seeds are good til 2010.
    Iona boughther usual load of sweets / cakes / tat !
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    After finishing painting the front room ceiling managed to escape into the garden for a couple of hours. Bliss!!!
    I have pricked out leeks, beetroot, kale, sweet williams, transplanted lettuce mix into trough for cut and come again. Popped in a few more onion sets. Planted out some peas and errected some canes.
    Planted Dahlias (Griotte and Tyrell). Planted Papaver Perry's White and Picotee, and Echinacea Purpurea.
    Moved some of my early tomatoes into the greenhouse, no heat but covered with placcy bottles. Hope they are ok, kept some up in the bathroom just in case. Moved courgettes and pumpkins onto kitchen window sill. Transplanted some turnip seedlings.
    Realised that I have sown far too much beetroot, some how ended up with three pots of seedlings that have all germinated. Noticed that melon seedlings have germinated.
    Hoping to escape the diy again tommorrow for an hour or so. Going to sort some seeds out now and apply the deep heat for painful shoulder.
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