Thank you for your comments. I planted my radicchio mid-Aug, a bit late I thought, but they have grown and grown. One variety in particular are huge. Going to try forcing some of the varieties, haven't tried that before so we'll see how it goes.
Can't take the credit for the topiary owl. I took the photo in Greenbank Gardens Glasgow. Another topiary they had was a caterpillar made up of different sized box balls, I think I might manage that.
Thanks for the comment - I think I overestimated my reading time too. I sorted out my seeds yesterday and my "to sow in January" and "to sow in February" piles are enormous! It'll all be off and racing again soon - can't wait ;)
Hi Trish! Thanks for the comment, I must admit despite there only being one of them, the pear was very tasty, and as i've found out, it was a tricky year for them this year! The swedes weren't exactly cosmetic perfection BUT hey, still go great with a roast dinner! I've had a great time this year!
Hi Trish, I haven't got a clue what the soil type is like where I am lol I did get an allotment last year but gave it up before I actually got the chance to grow anything on it, the reason being that it was late in the year when I got it and then with all the rain and bad weather it was just impossible to do anything because it was so water logged, there is a field at the back of the allotments that makes it worse and I was told that I would have to dig it in several places and put down drainage to combat the problems that a lot of the allotmenteers had up there, that was the main reason I decided to give it up because I just cannot afford to buy lots of bags of gravel for drainage. Earlier last year I grew things in my 6ft by 4ft plastic greenhouse and in several containers around the back yard, (I don't have a garden, just a small bricked off bit of soil that I grew celery, peas and leeks in) and then I bought myself a new greenhouse in Sept (haven't been able to put that up yet because of the weather, cement and frost for the base don't bode well lol) also I am going to build a raised bed/cold frame when the weather gets a bit better too. I want to grow flowers to attract the bees and insects so that they will pollinate my veg :) I grew some Chardonnay carrots last year in a container and they was good :) for the containers I just bought some compost bags from Homebase and used that and did fairly well, the tomato's grew well but didn't yield enough. I will add some photo's later :)
I hope this year will be better growing for everyone, Pauline
P.S. where is Wells- next-the-sea? I've never heard of it lol
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