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Kitty
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Posted -  07/03/2007  :  23:30
Can we have a gardening website?  I have decided to have a vegetable patch this year and the tomatoe and broad beans have already been sown and are coming up.  The compost is looking great and I can't wait for the runner beans, courgettes, cut and come again spinach, radishes and onions!  It would be great to have a forum to discuss things as I know I will have loads of unanswered questions soon...


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moh
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Posted - 16/09/2009 : 11:33
My cousin took me to a garden centre when we were there near Modbury.


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marilyn
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Posted - 16/09/2009 : 11:37
Probably Neumann's.
Just up at the base of the hills?
A great place to go at around this time of the year for the Camelia display.
Occasionally go there for lunch (it has a great cafe) if we have a birthday to celebrate.
There is another nursery out that way which is budget, budget, budget. No cafe....but great for cheap plants and is a 'no frills' place. (You lunch at the first and buy at the other!)


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moh
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Posted - 16/09/2009 : 11:45
I think it was the latter one - don't remeber a cafe.  By the way your flowers would make a lovely painting.


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marilyn
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Posted - 16/09/2009 : 11:50
Yes...exactly what I was thinking...if only I had the talent!
I've taken lots of pics in case I suddenly find I can!
(actually...confession time...I DID have a dabble. Not good.)


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mporter
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Posted - 23/09/2009 : 05:25
Garden Centres around Perth - beware - it is a long weekend and I have money so my garden is going to get attacked.....also we have un forcast at last!!!!!! we are fed up of rain and wind.  Our dams are the fullest they have been for 10 years, I hope SA is getting the same weather as us.....to fill your dams of course.


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marilyn
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Posted - 23/09/2009 : 06:45
Dams filling as we speak.
Had so much rain on and wind on Monday that it looked from the window as if the top two feet on my Orange tree had snapped off. Not so. It was just so waterlogged it had given in to the prevailing wind. It is looking much more sprightly today.
Enjoy yourself at the Garden Centre Mags.
What are you looking for? Anything in particular?


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Stanley
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36804 Posts
Posted - 23/09/2009 : 07:49
Herb garden looking a bit battered now as they die back for the winter. The ladsove had a late spurt and is now a very formidable bush about 30" high and same across. I think we can say it's established now.


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marilyn
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Posted - 24/09/2009 : 07:12
My fuschias took a battering in the wind the other day. Pink and purple blooms all over the path which I need to go and sweep up. Still heavily laden with new blooms, but the whole thing looks a bit ravaged. I'm just hoping that all the blossoms haven't been blown off the fruit trees...Last year the sun sizzled them off and this year the wind and rain has had a go. I'll never get fruit at this rate.


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allotmentgirl
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Posted - 07/03/2010 : 20:04
Well what a beautiful day today has been and I have been down at my damhead allotment preparing my beds for the planting season.The sun was a tonic after such terrible winter. Anyway what are we all growning this year? I popped some coriander and salad leaves in the polytunnel, should be munching them in a few weeks, Potatoes are chitting nicely and the onion sets will be in soon. I've got peppers and tomatoes in the propagator at home.Oh I love this time of year it's filled with anticipation of what's to be done in the garden and the thought of the tasty treats to come. The rhubarb won't be long ..it's showing it's pink stems now. Rhubarb fool, rhubarb crumble, rhubarb jelly..You can't beat growning your own. Picking it then cooking it is the best gourmet food everr.


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Sue
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Posted - 07/03/2010 : 22:27
I have been clearing out the greenhouse today, getting ready to plant veggie seedlings to take to france in early april. I will get some beans in , and cabbages, carrots at least . we will get our potatoes and onion sets in France. I still have chard , swede and leeks in the veggie garden in France. I fancy trying something different this year, haven't decided what yet

 The field in france  is excellent for growing veggies and fruit , the soil is so warm and in Brittany we get a good spring growing season , a nice balance of rain and sun.

 Sue


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marilyn
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Posted - 08/03/2010 : 02:01
Well aren't both Allotment Girl and Sue inspirational? I could just visualise all this lovely growth.
We had an overcast day today with slight drizzle at times. Hubby and I spent about 3 hours in the back garden....which may seem a strange sort of thing to do on such a day, but it sure beats getting out there in the heat. He was working out the new layout for the watering system as those needs have changed now that the lawn has been reduced and the garden beds enlarged. I was digging out plants and trimming root balls and popping them in pots with lots of lovely cow poo mixed into the potting soil. I want to remove all that I can for re-planting once the pavers have been laid. I got a pot full of free mint growing through the fence from one of the neighbours....smells lovely.
We are both reclining on the couch watching a movie now. Soup has been on a low cook and smells wonderful. A really satisfying day all round.
errrrr....did I mention hubby put the spade through the storm water pipe? That will need fixing. Frank Spencer strikes again!
Can we see some pics of your lovely veggie patches?


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marilyn
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Posted - 08/03/2010 : 02:06
Building works next door have disturbed some field mice and I've noticed one or two scurrying about my garden. Set two traps and had my first 'strike' already. We had only been back inside 5mins when the mouse made a dash for the trap. Very bold in the middle of the day! Sad to see the wee mite in the trap and I quickly deemed it a husband type job to dispose of the body!


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 16/05/2010 : 06:42


Had a tidy up yesterday, burned the old stalks and zapped the perennial weeds with glyphosate (best way of dealing with them in what is uncultivated ground). Despite being completely neglected everything is coming through and I have little doubt that in a month it will be a mass of vegetation.


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marilyn
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5007 Posts
Posted - 16/05/2010 : 08:31
I have Mandarines ripening by the day. The little tree is groaning under the increasing weight and I've had to help it out with a garden stake and a crepe bandage (all I could find at the time but it is doing the job nicely). The tree is less than 5ft tall, it is it's first crop and I'd say there are at least 3 dozen mandarines on it. Could be more....I haven't actually counted. I love looking out of the back window every morning and seeing them deepening in colour.
I've cut my roses back, which was about a month too early really, but they were wanting to go another round of blooms.


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marilyn
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Posted - 16/05/2010 : 08:33
I think your front garden will come along nicely Stanley. Just needs a decent dose of sunshine!


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