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DeclanTipp's Journal

DeclanTipp's Journal June 2015

Last Post 878 days 16 hours ago

Lupin differentialus

26 June 2015 23:02:32
Lupin

Lupin

Well it's different for me at least . Grown from home collected seed and it appears to be a new color in this neighborhood . Looks better than the photo shows.  

To Do

24 June 2015 13:34:34

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Never though one packet of Geum seeds would be so much work , still I enjoyed the sowing, pricking out and now for potting on. All 174 of them ... The second year Paulownia T appear happy in their pots so they may well end up their for one more year . 

Jacinta Voodoo

23 June 2015 20:42:18

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The Voodoo lilies are opening . Thanks Jacinta for naming them. I hope the Tipp voodoo are settling well into Dublin ? 

Cherry Tree Chop

22 June 2015 22:08:00

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2pm today I decided I'd had enough of a sad bare looking 40 year old cherry tree. Out came the chainsaw and the rest is history . When we moved here in 1991it was only a baby so I suppose it lived it's life well . Don't think I will be planting another . The blossoms are lovelet but so short lived . Timber for the stove at least . 

Experiment 15

17 June 2015 21:39:53
Pineapple

Pineapple

After I finished planting out the remaining grow house seedlings and potted on plants today i decided that the only plants I wanted in the grow house were tomatoes and peppers . This has been achieved apart from the 144 young Geums which are quiet happy it appears. The tray of Poppy seedlings have also been planted out in plugs about the place . Sink or swim now chaps you are on your own ! Eldest daughter arrived home with a nice pineapple to make some smoothies. I found myself regarding the leaves with interest . A little Googling says you can grow these from the crown so the experiment begins..... Twist. Off the leaves and suspend in a glass of water until roots appear. This could take a while ......

Missed

14 June 2015 20:52:20
Majorca Lupin like plant

Majorca Lupin like plant

See how I managed to bring the sunshine back. From holidays everyone !! A weekes holiday in Majorca was a last minute deal arranged by my good wife and I fretted for days about the garden and grow house . Luckily a young neighbour came onboard and she must have green fingers. A weeks absence made me appreciate the garden all the more and I didn't lose one single plant or veg. You sure go notice more after a few days away . Iam thinking that we should allow a little more " freedom " for the plants sometimes ? Did I miss much ? 

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06 June 2015 13:55:55

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