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  • Jungle Jane
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    It was quite windy here yesterday,tied up the toms,cucumbers,melons & the grapevine,thinned the fruit on the grape & apple tree. Planted the first five dahlias & another tomato & two peppers,there’s not too much left to plant out now,I might be able to put the other blowaway in the shed soon. The aphids are loving my runner beans,they’ve got wings to fly to my two plants I haven’t even planted out yet

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  • annie8
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    Not a great day, pulled all the rest of my beetroot that had bolted and was too small to do anything with and spotted aphids on my broccoli. Kicking myself as realised my sweetcorn is suffering from fertiliser burn as I got a bit carried away when chucking around some growmore. Only small positive was that a few peas are emerging from the most recent sowing - have struggled with pea germination this year.

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  • ameno
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    Planted out a dozen Swiss chard plants.

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  • ameno
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    Planted out the other 6 strawberry plants I ordered the other week.
    Cut back the rather rampant red valerian.
    Thinned and weeded the big carrot tub.
    Weeded the soft fruit bed.
    Cut down the comfrey plants and stuff it into a bag to wilt for a few days, after which I shall use it to mulch my tomatoes.
    Last edited by ameno; 20-06-2022, 09:04 PM.

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  • Bren In Pots
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    Just fed my GH toms and cucs will be potting up some lettuce later on.

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  • annie8
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    Planted some more chitted peas. Not sure what’s been going on with my peas this year, had real problems getting them to germinate in the ground and root trainers. Anyway that’s the last I am putting in, if they don’t come will will use the space for something else. Cleared the garden where the alliums have been growing and left a space so might have accidentally bought an echinacea in Lidl. In my defence it was only about 5 quid and was one of the green/white ones so very pretty.

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  • ameno
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    Planted out the rest of my leeks, and a dozen sweetcorn plants in the back garden.

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  • ameno
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    Planted out one more squash plant and cucumber plant.
    Strimmed the paths.
    Weeded the onions.

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  • peanut
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    Potted up some chitted Swift sweetcorn after the birds destroyed the first lot.
    Planted up my Gladiolus that had started to grow in their temporary pots.
    I am so behind this year.

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  • ameno
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    Planted out 16 black turtle bean plants, two tomato plants, one squash plant, 10 kale plants, and a half of my leeks.

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  • Bren In Pots
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    Mulched container potatoes and courgettes with grass clippings.

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  • annie8
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    Sowed some more beetroot, kale and cauliflower. Potted on a few more tomatoes to their final pots. Fed tomatoes, chillis and strawberries. Added grass cuttings around potato bed.

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  • ameno
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    Potted up the bare root strawberry plants I got cheap in an end-of-season sale.
    Sowed some more basil.
    Dug over the veg patch at home (finally), spread some manure and poultry manure on it, and planted one sweet potato plant. The sweetcorn and leeks will go in soon.

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  • annie8
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    Originally posted by quanglewangle View Post

    Hmmm. Maybe.

    There is an ongoing "discussion" here at quanglewangle towers regarding the non veggie gardens. Mrs quanglewangle will see a plant, like it, and plonk it in, more or less in any bare patch.

    I hate the idea of the 'riot of colour' cottage/pub beer garden style and would rather have an overall design, with muted colours, different textures and heights. I think the Japanese do it right, with restraint.

    We've ended up with a 'designed' garden but with some unexplained patches of cottageyness...
    I also have a particular colour palette at the front, whites, pinks and purples. It is cottage style which I try to look natural and relaxed
    but it is actually carefully managed. I am not a fan of bare earth though so don’t like much in the way of gaps. So maybe I am between the two of you!?

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  • annie8
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    So windy today got really frustrated as kept getting rained on too. Potted on my Jerome cauliflowers into individual pots, weeded around rasps and put grass cuttings as a mulch around my potatoes. Deadheaded lupins which are covered in aphids again, tried to stake my alliums which are flopping over and waiting for rain to go off so I can go back out and plant out rudbekia and echinacea.

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