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Messing about in the back garden [Aug. 22nd, 2007|02:56 pm]
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that_animal
Been messing about in the garden again and with the help of geckoqueen , who I assisted in procrastination, we have created this:

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It should also be noted that we saw a frog already in situ (ish) so the wildlife should be queuing up shortly.
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UKTV [Apr. 17th, 2007|05:23 pm]
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melancholyrose_
Don't know if this might be of any interest to people on here.
UKTV are promoting growing your own veg and if you register they will email details to your In box of things you need to know and do to the vegetables you choose to grow.

http://uktv.co.uk/index.cfm/uktv/Gardens.stepbystep/aid/585746
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Yummy Gradening [Apr. 11th, 2007|02:51 pm]
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geckoqueen
I have wild garlic, tonnes of the stuff, for anyone who wants it?

There's also a pot of chives and a few plan pots going spare if anyone needs them?

x-posted homemadeshef and sheffieldforum
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Tomatoes [Mar. 13th, 2007|07:15 pm]
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geckoqueen
Ok, so anyone who knows me, knows that whenever I am off work sick ebay wrings its hands. Today's no different.

I have just won this, I doubt I'll use all the seeds (probably only want 3-4 varieties) so please tell me which ones you'd recommend and which go together well.

I'll be trading any I don't use, tomatoes anyone?
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Greenhouse growing [Mar. 13th, 2007|11:44 am]
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geckoqueen
The wonders of freecycle have done it again! We're getting a greenhouse this week and should ave it up and functioning by mid- April. So I'm looking for ideas, so far we're going to try and grow tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes and peppers as well as storing the olive and lemon trees in the winter - is there anything else we could put in there?

What's everyone else growing this year?

We've still got tonnes of Spinach for anyone who wants it?  
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Quick question.. [Mar. 6th, 2007|09:34 pm]
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melancholyrose_
Sorry if  I sound dim,
What do you do with hyacinths once they have died off can you save the bulbs until next year ?
I vaguely remember my dad drying bulbs but not sure which ones he saved and which he threw away.
Can I plant them in the garden/planters or are they too fragile for our weather ?
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(no subject) [Feb. 5th, 2007|08:11 pm]
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geckoqueen

The other day I created a spreadsheet for all the fruit and veg I am growing, and inspired by the gardening programme I've just been working out what rotations I can do with my crops to ensure we have fresh vegetables throughout the winter. Last year nothing happened at the time it was meant to but presuming they do this year I'm going to be planting a lot Feb - May and Harvesting most of it at the end of the summer. Has anyone got any thoughts on easy winter veg?

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Spinach swaps [Feb. 4th, 2007|05:10 pm]
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geckoqueen
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

The spinach I planted in my garden last year has multiplied,  I have split them up and spread them out and still have tonnes left. I have 5 leafy plants looking for new homes.

Will trade for seeds - tomatoes or other f&v, mushrooms (the legal edible ones only) house plants or canes, in fact pretty much anything for the garden - WHYG?
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Compost [Feb. 4th, 2007|01:01 pm]
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geckoqueen
[mood |busybusy]

We started a compost bin last July/august, I've just checked the bottom bit and its only about half way done. We're going to insulate the lid  and a natural developing agent  - yes, I do mean wee, but is there anything else we can or should have done? I was hoping to fertalise the soil this month but that might have to be with shop compost. We want to move the bin shortly - that's going to be a gross job. 

I think I'll get another eventually, starting one in December and the other in July (or September/May) - has anyone else tried this?

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(no subject) [Jan. 26th, 2007|11:45 am]
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geckoqueen

Hi all,

I hope the recent weather hasn't destroyed too many gardens? Ironicly my actually garden fence is now half flattened but we've been very productive none the less.

Since my last post the biggest things we have planted are the black roses from Thompson and Morgan (recommended) and a Cherry tree from Homebase. There's a lot of structural changes to do before I start much more planting but these are our plans for the coming months:

1. Garlic - I have managed to get 15cm shoots growing garlic cloves on my kitchen window sil. So far they are being grown in water and kitchen paper (which then goes in the composter) but they'll be potted shortly and tranfered outside when the temperature goes up.

2. Peas - We are going to prepare the soil in February for planting in March, April and May.  We will be using cane tee-pees. I have been given a tip to grown them along side sweet peas as this will help with the polination (remember to collect the seeds from both). 

3. Tyre gardening - I will be experimenting with aethelthryth to see what can be grown in old tyres. I am going to try and grow potatos and maybe look at trying a three tier display  (ie. a 1 stack, a 2 stack and a 3 stack) but the latter depends on space. Can anyone think of small low lying food plants that could be grown in a tyre?  My current thought is the herbs that haven't got homes yet - rosemary, sage, garlic and curry plant, but I'm open to suggestions....

So what's everybody else up to in their garden?

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