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Finally Back

09 November 2016 00:19:13

I cant believe that its been over two and a half years since my last journal entry. How time passes by so quick.
Hopefully I will be able to get back into the swing of things and make regular entries although the garden is somewhat quieter this time of year. I see that all the regulars are still here and as busy as ever in the garden. Some new members have joined since I've been last on which is always great to see. Sadly some have not been on too but I hope you are all well wherever you may be.
I will update soon on how the garden is but for now its good to be back!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 09 November 2016 08:11:34

Great to have you back again, Liam.Yes, most of us are still here. The site has been relatively quiet in the last while.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 09 November 2016 09:13:02

Welcome back, Liam. Do let us know what you have done in the garden over the last while and what future plans you have. Back to lovely weather here in Waterford this morning after yesterday's rain.

accsean accsean 09 November 2016 10:09:39

Welcom back from me as well, looking forward to your journals.

fraoch fraoch 09 November 2016 10:36:04

Good to have you back. Hope your garden is going well.

Pleasant Evening

12 April 2014 21:31:16

Another productive day in the Garden today.  At the Garden Centre we got some more Flowers for our window boxes and pots - trailing petunias, violas and surfinia.

I planted some sweetcorn seeds in pots in the tunnel and got some purple sprouting broccolli plants.  I also planted some parsley.


Cucumber seeds that i planted have finally germinated and the tomato plants are flying.

PeterW PeterW 12 April 2014 21:57:06

looking good

andyf7 andyf7 12 April 2014 22:17:27

its the best time of year when we turn that corner, veg and plants well on the way.

A Busy Weekend in the Garden.

16 March 2014 18:18:54

Yesterday we decided to give the lawn its first good cut of the year. Anne went around it on the mower while I got the strimming done around the edges. Next it was time to cut the small lawn so Anne got that done too. Then Finally it was on to seed sowing. We got Cauliflower, Cabbage, Sprouts and Leeks sown into cell trays. Today we paid a visit to the garden centre and got some violas that were on offer. Some Little Gem lettuce plants were purchased along with some tomato seeds (sweet million and money maker). Those were sowed when we got home. Anne planted her Violas into pots and I planted some of the lettuce in the tunnel. Just before we finished up for the evening we got the salad bed dug over. All starting to kick off now.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 March 2014 18:38:33

You both really have everything ship-shape for the start of the growing season.

andyf7 andyf7 16 March 2014 19:47:38

lovely way to spend the afternoon together. 

PeterW PeterW 16 March 2014 19:54:45

Evrything looking great for the season ahead

Jackie Jackie 16 March 2014 20:30:45

Gosh you were both very busy...sounds like you have it all in hand...well done!

fran m fran m 16 March 2014 20:54:56

Your well sorted ;-)

Johnplotman Johnplotman 17 March 2014 19:53:01

Hope all is going to plan for both yourself Liam and also Anne in the garden.Your work on the Brassica sowing is well under way.The Lettuce and Tomato plan is also well under way for you.Good luck with all.

Annak Annak 28 March 2014 21:47:29

You both are so organised, wish I could be like you.

Best of luck with all your crops


Getting Sidetracked

14 March 2014 21:05:14

I planned to start sowing some of the veg seeds into module trays today so went down to sort out some trays and clear away an area in the tunnel to work in. All pots, trays, garden tools and other bits and pieces had found a home in there for the winter. Once I started to tidy up I got into he swing of it and decided to keep at it. I got most of the pots, trays and other bits out into the shed so then it should have been time to start seed sowing. BUT, then i decided to dig over the big bed in the tunnel and get that ready for sowing. I'm going to have to get seeds sown shortly or else I'll have everywhere ready and nothing sown! Tomorrow, maybe.

JoanG JoanG 14 March 2014 21:11:11

It's so easy to get sidetracked into unplanned jobs when gardening but you got lots done and everything now pristine and ready for the sowing. Good luck with all you plan to grow.

Clara Clara 14 March 2014 21:11:51

Am sure you will get them sown in time ,  your tunnel loos so tidy so your work paid off.

andyf7 andyf7 14 March 2014 21:13:58

great prep work and a fine sowing 'tilth'. i dont grow myself now but did years ago as

we all did then. may check out an allotment at some stage when i have more time.

good luck with yours.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 14 March 2014 21:34:39

Great looking soil in the tunnel bed.

fran m fran m 14 March 2014 21:43:06

Great work, well done.

PeterW PeterW 14 March 2014 21:49:42

Looks brilliant and goodluck

Myrtle Myrtle 14 March 2014 22:31:01

All looks ready!

Jackie Jackie 15 March 2014 07:00:51

I'm always getting sidetracked. The joys of gardening. Looking great in the tunnel. 

This Years Start

13 March 2014 23:23:21

It was time to kick this years planting into action so today was the day I started. I began by digging over one of the Allium beds and adding some compost. When it was all dug over and compost mixed in, it was time to start the sowing. First to go in was garlic. Two rows of cloves. Then i put in two rows of shallots. It's a first time for both so will be interesting to see how they do. After the sowing was done I covered the bed with netting to protect from birds. Bought some veg seeds today so will hopefully so into modules tomorrow.

Will add photo tomorrow. Phone won't let me upload picture.

Ah there we go!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 14 March 2014 06:14:58

A good start to the year, Liam.

I've noticed it is slow even going back to the main page.

Jackie Jackie 14 March 2014 07:05:02

Sounds like you got off to a great start :) 

andyf7 andyf7 14 March 2014 10:04:49

its great to get them in and kick off the season.

LNolan LNolan 14 March 2014 11:46:27

Thanks Jacinta. I think its my phone though. I got a new phone but it wont let me upload photos so have to do it from the laptop.

A good start is always a great help Jackie. Had all the beds covered with polythene since last year so it makes a huge difference. Thanks.

Great to be started Andy. Only a matter of time before the switch is flicked and it will be al hands on deck. I'll take it easy now and conserve the energy for the busy time.


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