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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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Damp weather spoils this evenings plans.

11 May 2010 22:26:28
Nasturtium [Tropaeolum majus] added.

Nasturtium [Tropaeolum majus] added.

Damp weather is back winning again,and also cold into the bargain.With mention of -2 in places tonight,this ids more like winter weather.Plans for this evening in the vegetable garden and the main flower bed were abandoned.The only move allowed make before the rain was to add some more herbs to the main bed.More vegetables are ready and will be added without fail tomorrow evening.[If wet weather does not attack again].The herbs used so far are made up from,Nasturtium [Tropaeolum majus] Mint [Mentha] Nettles [Urtica] and Chives[ Allium schoenoprasum].Room has been made already for those four,and when all other tubs are filled,if space is available then some more herbs will be added.

Off down to the vegetable garden in a short while to cover all areas with double papers tonight.Frost is given,and all that can be done is hope for the the best.All new herbs added to the main flower bed will also be covered.Time will be spent in the tunnel later,even if only for about 20 minutes.


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Jacinta Jacinta 11 May 2010 22:29:45

Yes, John. Cold again tonight. Not good.


Myrtle Myrtle 11 May 2010 22:30:45

Yes really awful weather again, wet and cold here now.


fran m fran m 11 May 2010 22:38:41

Was all set to do a few things this evening, but mother nature had other plans.....


Lìga Lìga 11 May 2010 23:03:03

-2,,,oho,,its really not good.I'm close to sea,so wont be so bad,but anyway,,i want summer time,like 3 years ago...


Clara Clara 12 May 2010 06:44:26

Hope your lot was ok last night and they will be growing up to be as healthy plants. Another nice day just had my walk on the beach and looks lovely sun up.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 12 May 2010 08:56:19

Plenty of stars out last night Jacinta,with cold in the air.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 12 May 2010 08:57:20

Has brightened up here this morning Myrtle,but for how long.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 12 May 2010 08:58:32

Mother nature has not moved in the gardeners direction yet,Fran.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 12 May 2010 09:03:10

That summer time like before is needed for growing outdoor Liga,and wanted fast at that.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 12 May 2010 09:09:56

So far so good with them Clara,[Thanks] apart from a just few with very tiny stalks.Thet will be ok in a while.Frost this time of the year like that bad is a real upset to gardeners.Here is hoping that nice weather at the beach will stay a lot longer for every garden..


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