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DeclanTipp's Journal

DeclanTipp's Journal May 2017

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Bees and plant swops

30 May 2017 22:55:53

What Rain

27 May 2017 17:34:11

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Todays rain was the ideal opportunity for some Potting on or is it potting up ? I appear to have overdosed on Cosmos even if they are different varieties . I still have two trays to do not to mention a tray of Stock also ..The New Dahlias from seed are showing well . 

The greenhouse was pleasant today at 17-18 degrees but yesterday's 35 degrees was too hot . Maybe I'll try Bananas next . Tomatoes starting to flower and they relish the heat at least . 4 different varieties. I never knew you could propagate Tomatoes from a strong side shoot by rooting it in a glass of water !!! 

I have Aubergines indoors and they will get a greenhouse bed when large enough .  Cucumbers are already in place as are some peas as an indoor experiment . 

Splashes

25 May 2017 23:28:07

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Sometimes the neglected beds just do their thing . A nice cottage garden effect with Geum , Lupin , Astilbe , Kniftophia, Allium and others . The row of Mrs Bradshaw Geum just get on with it also 

Bloom Question

17 May 2017 22:44:08

Plant ID

16 May 2017 22:18:43
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Plant ID

Took some cuttings from this little beauty this evening from my late Mums border . Tall flower st held high above the plant clump . I'd like to namen the cuttings in case they root . 

Figs n Wellies

14 May 2017 22:46:21

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26 Figs showing already so the move from a container to a permanent location must have suited. 

The wellies are also showing nice Dahlias even if my dog did drag one about the lawn for a walk yesterday. 

Iam enjoying the green house and it does add to ones alternatives  

Bagged

06 May 2017 15:42:27
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I wasn't too far off with my calculations . 14 bags of compost and 1 bucket of chicken manure gone into the greenhouse beds . The six left over won't go to waste either . 

Six trays of seed also planted up , Four Cosmos of different colour, one of Stock and some Peppers . 

Overboarding with compost

06 May 2017 13:07:38
Overboarding with compost

Overboarding with compost

No, not a new gardening technique but my trip to the local co op and Aldi this morning . The car boot contains 8 bags of their 40 ltr compost and I bought 12 bags of 75 ltr in the co op . Well bought eight and four " free " . 

I mau have over estimated the required amount  sure it won't go off ! On a sad note our  Bord na Mona plant at Littleton is to close after over 60 years in production . 70 full time and 50 seasonal jobs gone . Huge blow to the local rural villages and county Tipperary in General.  

Now time to get composting . It's great to have a greenhouse to keep the chill off while outdoors I've just discovered .... 

Progress today

04 May 2017 21:43:19

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got a few hours this evening so managed to get the timber home and cut to size . I left just enough space to get at the shelving . Now all I need is about twenty bags of compost . A friend said that Aldi Compost is cheap but cheap is not always best ? The Aldi bags are small too I think . 

I have the tomatoes ready and cucumber sprouting so these two will be first . I wonder what else would like a new bed . Any ideas friends ? 

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