Wednesday, 16 April 2014


I have been so busy in the garden recently,  I am not even sure what I think about when I'm out there, time just passes. But lots of work gets done.

I potter here, there and everywhere.

A lot of my time is spent in the greenhouse, sowing seeds, transplanting, bringing on dahlia's, trying to get the bananas going. But it is so full at the moment I have to empty it to get in. All the Brugmansia's get taken out everyday, fed and watered, this weekend I will trim their roots and re-pot. From next week they will be out and can take some frost without too much damage, but I will keep an eye on the weather forecast just in case and if necessary throw some fleece over them.

When emptied it looks like this. You can see I have unwrapped the greenhouse of its bubble wrap. I have a couple of tube heaters in, just in case but at this time of year the temps only drop for a short time. Lots of seedlings being brought on. If ever you decide to buy a greenhouse, think of the size you want then double it, then it maybe big enough. I do miss my 2nd greenhouse, that I used to have.

This is where they all go, along the side of hubbies office, it gets lovely and warm here. Some of the 'Brugs' are in bud already!

The new lawn is coming along nicely, really thrilled we did this as it really opens up the bottom of the garden and actually makes the office look as if its part of it rather than an added extra.

Moving up the garden, the pond area is looking OK. I must admit the oxygenating plants are not growing well, I would have expected then to be alot bigger by now. The Gunnera is coming back from the dead and I have been seriously thinking of making that side of the pond into a bog garden. It shouldn't involve too much work.... I hope.

I have started on the veg beds and have broad beans, onions, and spinach in. I also have some lettuce under a cloche and some leeks as well. My neighbour grows potatoes in tyres, I had thought about it but wouldn't know where to put them. I want to get some Kale in, I love Kale. and probably one or two other veggies.

At the top of the garden in the jungle area I find yet another pup from my TRex. so thats 2 potted up this one in the ground and another in with another plant in the greenhouse!! Maybe I should not have planted it???

Here is the mother plant, just taking off.

The bananas have come through the winter unscathed, not a soggy one amongst them, woo hoo!!

Finally, Tango enjoying the sunshine, he does love it hot, I think it soothes his aching bones and he follows it round the garden.

This is him on the other side of the garden in a herb pot!!!

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