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Rachel's Journal

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Back Again

18 May 2010 12:52:50


I'm back on the site again after a few days without internet.

Actually I think I got more gardening done without the distraction of the internet.

I've started hardening off my greenhouse plants in earnest. I did some potting on, hubby sowed some veg seeds in trays (it's new for him), I did some planting, some mulching and hubby cut the grass. I also started work on my mini bog garden and hubby removed the plastic membrane from 'Rapunzel's Forest' and sprayed it. It's great to see those big swathes of plastic coming out of the garden!

At this stage, everywhere I turn I see jobs waiting to be done as we tumble headlong into summer.

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PCON PCON 18 May 2010 12:59:11

Welcome back Rachel. You won't need much hardening now. It's warmer outdoors than it was indoors last week, so I think tou can put them straight out. That's what I did. Hope I won't be sorry if we get anothe blast of frost.

Drumanagh Drumanagh 18 May 2010 13:19:40

Was wondering where you were! Yes I'm already playing catch-up in the garden too, and its not likely to let up any time soon!

MartinB MartinB 18 May 2010 14:04:13

Welcome back

HeadGardener HeadGardener 18 May 2010 14:08:15

I though it strange you had'nt been on in four days alright! Looks like you had plenty to keep you busy anyway :-)

LindaB LindaB 18 May 2010 14:18:22

You were missed!

Myrtle Myrtle 18 May 2010 16:49:47

Wondered were you on holidays, but sure you have too much to do in the garden!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 18 May 2010 17:19:14

Good to see you back! :)

Ladybird Ladybird 18 May 2010 17:33:26

I was wondering too, welcome back.

unagrant unagrant 18 May 2010 17:44:52

How are you going about hardening off as I'm a bit of a chicken at the moment.  Out during the day in at night?  I've only been putting out what I know are a little bit hardier. 

Rachel Rachel 18 May 2010 18:08:02

Thanks, everyone. Very frustrating not being able to get on the site.

I'm not planting out until 1 June this year, PCON, I don't trust the weather (cerinthe excepted).

Me too, Una. Out during the day, in at night. I'm putting out anything that's been in the greenhouse for a while and is more than an inch high.


fran m fran m 18 May 2010 21:04:07

Welcome back

Lìga Lìga 18 May 2010 21:29:00

Hi,,Rachel,nice to see you back:))My plants too ,all is out,except really tender.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 19 May 2010 00:25:20

Thought you were taking a break but looking at all your plants obviously not.


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