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May 2015 Blog Posts (5)

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Busy ole day, tomato plants bought a fortnight ago today, 2 gardeners delight, 2 alicante, been potted up in builders buckets, canned and side shoots taken off, growing well noticed a yellow flower forming this morning on one delight, also sowed purple sprouting broccoli, some Brussels, and some primo cabbage, finishing off with some kale, couldn't sow them any earlier has i shall only be able to plant out after i dig my early potatoes, carrots coming well but still waiting for parsnips to…

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Added by Gary Pearson on May 17, 2015 at 22:17 — 1 Comment

Newbie

Hi

I am new to this site and also relatively new to gardening. I live in Gloucestershire and have a courtyard garden i.e. decking and gravel and I grow in self watering troughs, pots and trugs. This suits me as I have limited mobility because of rheumatoid arthritus, there are only two of us in the household so I don't have to grow a huge amount of anything. I started last year with the usual suspects and found that I adore home grown tomatoes,…

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Added by Pat Corbyn on May 15, 2015 at 12:50 — 2 Comments

Poppies?!

Poppies....

So.........We have just bought a house with a large garden ( woop) which at the moment seems to be full of daffodils, which now wont flower until next spring- i find them completely useless as most of the year they are just green leaves- weeds......great for the wildlife but makes you look like a…

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Added by Claire.bishop@live.co.uk on May 10, 2015 at 16:46 — 12 Comments

An update from the Forest despite this VEG UNfriendly weather

May 9th 2015 19:30

Its crazy how as a childless( so far) 29 year old, one gets quite attached to things which with think need our care, be that a bunny rabbit, a beloved old and decrepit teddy bear, or in my case my veg! I had to leave my poor babies unattended last weekend, and hoped that they would be OK. I should have prepared more in retrospect and built them their own…

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Added by Claire.bishop@live.co.uk on May 9, 2015 at 19:42 — 9 Comments

Late April update on May 1st

This is where I am in this part of Lincolnshire. my asparagus is ready for the first harvest, my strawberries are just starting to flower, outside lettuce and radish started to put on growth and then the cold weather arrived, I have marigolds, beetroot and Swiss chard about ready to transplant, they are already hardened off.

Ornamental poppies are at second leaf stage, bizzy Lizzie and delphiniums have not germinated.

My courgettes are progressing quite well but the squash has not… Continue

Added by Duncan Seth-Smith on May 1, 2015 at 21:01 — 1 Comment

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