A view of my garden

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Re: A view of my garden

Postby vivienz » Mon May 14, 2018 10:02 pm

Looking splendid, Tigerburnie. What sort of size do your romanesco grow to? I've sown some in modules and they've all germinated, so they will be going into a bed once they're big enough. I love romanesco but I always think of it as Martian cauliflower as it looks so unworldly.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Mon May 14, 2018 10:07 pm

Last year they were around the size of a grape fruit, not massive, but enough for the two of us for a meal, very tasty and I hate cauliflower!!
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Geoff » Thu May 17, 2018 10:32 pm

Blossom everywhere.

The 'Gorgeous' crab apple that I use the fruit of as my avatar.

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A fine rhododendron - red often buggers up the autofocus but I didn't realise until it had gone dark.

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A large crab apple, blousy cherry and more rhodos all mixed up together

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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Diane » Fri May 18, 2018 9:43 am

Stunning photos....thank you.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Diane » Sat May 26, 2018 2:21 pm

Just a little corner of the garden. A couple of gloxinias that I grew from leaf cuttings.

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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Westi » Sat May 26, 2018 6:37 pm

Diane, that is beautiful! Well done you & from leaf cuttings as well!
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Sun May 27, 2018 11:02 am

Everything's growing nicely with this warmer weather, over night temps now 10 degrees every night and I'm having to take the side shoots off the tommies already.
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French Strawberries are very tasty.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Diane » Sun May 27, 2018 11:26 am

Lovely healthy plants. It's wonderful to have some warmer weather at long last.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Westi » Sun May 27, 2018 5:33 pm

I have strawberry envy Tiger! Although I did get 3 today from my outside ones which was exciting & tasty - time to net methinks!
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby vivienz » Sun May 27, 2018 5:55 pm

That's all looking lovely (and delicious!). Another with strawberry envy - mine are some time away yet.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Sun May 27, 2018 10:38 pm

Those are Mara des Bois, the pots will go outside in a few weeks and will be back in again in September before the frosts, the clay pots will be plunged in the greenhouse soil to over winter them, hopefully I will get one or two strong runners to add to the collection, they really are a very tasty fruit.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Geoff » Mon May 28, 2018 7:17 am

Looking good. It's great to have your own strawberries with real taste early, we are getting a nice crop of Symphony.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Colin2016 » Tue May 29, 2018 8:00 am

Spuds in buckets & greenhouse with hanging baskets planted with tomatoes & chillies.


My watering collars are in a 2ft by 8ft raised bed 8 off, looking at what others have done they seem to have more per area could I get more if how many?
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:13 am

Quite chilly outside today, Harr coming in off the sea, only 17 degrees inside the greenhouse, but overnight temp was 12 so all is good. The Dahlias and Fushias are outside in their pots giving the residents to expand, the tommies are just getting their first flowers as are the chillies and the dwarf French beans are covered in flowers and only 5 feet tall!!
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:08 am

Dwarf beans, only 5 feet tall......the climbing ones must be very impressive..... :)
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