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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:07 pm

They might be "Delicious" Geoff, or an outside one was a Scottish one called "Bloody Ploughman".
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:54 pm

Had a couple of hours starting the pre winter tidy up, both water butts emptied, cleaned and put in the shed for the winter, last of the leeks lifted and the bed de-weeded and raked over and covered with chicken wire, this keeps the cats out and a lot of the leaves and seeds from the ash tree. This bed will have roots in it next year, so the compost will go on in the spring. Other two raised beds have cabbage in one and carrots and the last of the beetroot in the other. Munched a few of those alpine strawbs from the free seeds, have to say they really are tasty and the white ones seem to confuse the slugs as they must think they're not ready to eat till they turn red.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:11 am

The season of mellow fruitless ness, it's almost all gone now.
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Pots inside for the winter frost protection
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This fuchsia is still a picture
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:14 am

Outside the greenhouse, still some stuff growing
Brussels, Parsnips and swedes and Celeriac to come
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The raised beds are nearly done, one is empty, a few carrots and celeriac in the other
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and one or two bedraggled cabbages(summer white golden acre primo)
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Westi » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:13 pm

Tiger still looks good.

Your greenhouse is immaculate, I wish I could grow direct in the soil but it is all building rubble under that bit where the greenhouse is so another reason why I want either a greenhouse or poly tunnel on the plot. Pots work in the greenhouse but you do have to make sure the soil is changed every year & it is overkill with feeding the soil all through the season to get the crops.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:11 am

I lost my local "dung" supplier as he has stopped his dairy herd, so I now buy those bags at the GC(think it might be Westland). One bag will be dug into each border and then it's a twice weekly liquid feed once the tommies have set. Raised beds get a bag each too except the roots bed, which has compost.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Westi » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:19 pm

Hi Tiger!

I've got manure delivery on my Xmas list. :) We have a dairy farm in a near village & I had 2 loads of well rotted muck delivered on his tractor when I took on the plot, but like a fool I told everyone at the site. They then ordered & noted it was no longer well rotted but fresh eventually so stopped. But it must be about 8 years since anyone had any delivered so I'm thinking he must have a nice old pile with my name on it! Fingers crossed but I'm sure Mr Westi will visit the farm & inspect first!
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:44 pm

Not a very bright day, but these Snakes Head Fritillary lit up my day, I love our native plants and I have tried growing these before with little success, well this year I have them growing everywhere in the garden.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby retropants » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:20 pm

fantastic tiger :)
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Primrose » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:46 pm

They're beautiful. A friend gave me some seeds last autumn which I sowed in a north facing border which was unfortunately the only space I really had for them. Unfortunately none of them germinated so I don't know whether they just didn't like the environment or whether they are slow germinators and take a while to get established.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Gerry » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:12 pm

Lucky you Tiger.

I've never had any luck with them but would love to.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:29 am

They are a lovely flower aren't they with their checked petals. I planted a small pot of mixed colours but only the purple ones have come up this year. I've got it on my shopping list for Harrogate spring flower show on Thursday.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Monika » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:03 pm

I grew some from free RHS seeds many years ago and they have spread and spread by seeding themselves into the very damp area where they were planted. All are now in full flower. They really like it very damp most of the time.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Diane » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:27 am

Lovely uplifting pics...thank you.

I've just had a wonderful two hours looking out of my window watching a professional gardener lay some turf for me. It was very hard work too....standing at that window. I'm quite exhausted :lol:
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby robo » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:10 pm

Diane I hope you kept shouting" green side up" to him
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