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08 May 2010 22:18:04
What a fantastic evening, I was outside so long that my other half asked had I grown roots, and quite honestly I really wouldn't have minded. The birds were singing their little heads off and it felt just like summer. We bought another Rhododerdron "Percy Wiseman" in Lidl. it is a really large plant and chocker block full of flowers. Im looking forward to getting it planted tomorrow.
Have a great weekend ya all.
06 May 2010 22:20:48
What in the world is happening to the weather. This morning was like the middle of winter outside, and then this afternoon was beautiful. The poor seeds don't know if they are coming or going. Mine are in and out like a fiddlers elbow. I just wish that it would make up it's mind what its going to do and get on with it. Mind you I am only whistling in the wind because it dosn't make any difference what we think of it at all. Sorry for the rant but I'v waited so long for a garden that I just want to get down and get my hands dirty.(and I want to be able to get into my bedroom without triping over seed trays ;o)
01 May 2010 20:30:13
The weather has been a mixed bag for that last few days. Didn't get much done at all. Bought loads and loads of seeds though, and have trays and pots all over the place. There was a clump of primroses outside the fence so I dug them up and got 12 plant from them. Going to plant them under the trees, unless you think that might not a good idea.
Managed to get broccoli plants in woodies and put them out for a week to harden off and then planted them in a patch (cant call it a vegetable patch because thats all thats in there at the moment) The slugs had a feast. So planted 3 more along with some slug pelletts. Touch wood they seem to be growing.
Thinking of doing a corner of the garden in shrubs. Would I be better off putting a membrain down over the grass or do I need to dig first. Mind you by the time I have got rid of the stones and rocks it will be pretty well dug over anyway.
Enjoy the bank holiday and hope the weather improves for you all.
20 April 2010 22:33:23
Thank you for all your good wishes and helful advice. It seems as though the article I read was a little doom and gloom. It is better to rot it down a little and let the rain at it to wash away some of the salt. but it is not the end of the world to do what I did. Brigette had told me not to put it near the roots of the trunk of the trees as it containes a good bit of lime. so I was very careful and hopefully did not cause too much damage to any of the plants,and I didnt go anywhere near the trees just in case. The lucky thing is that we only do a smallish piece of the border at a time. so alls well that ends well. Thanks agaqin for all your help and advice. Needless to say the other three blocks are as we speak rotting down. (and producing mushrooms Soup anybody?)
Jacinta - We got the compost in our local mushroom growers, and we were told to take as much as we wanted . FOR FREE!!!! Maybe look up your local grower and give them a call, They can only say no.
19 April 2010 22:00:57
This afternoon we went and collected 4 blocks of mushroom compost, and I put one block into newly dug beds. I was checking on talk and came across a bit that said that you sould rot it down before adding it to the soil and that if you dont it ruins the soil and any new plantings.......Please please tell me that this isn't true and if it is how can I make amends.