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Another Day Another Garden Centre – Sat 7th June

A glorious morning, although we knew heavy rain was on it’s way so a brief bit of pottering this morning led us to find that some old tomato plants we’d given up on were started to bear fruit so tomorrow when the weather’s better we’ll try & mend our upside down tomato grower and see how we get on (less earth this time so hopefully it’ll not fall down).

Oops! The result of last night's cat v puppy pre-bedtime chase!
Oops! The result of last night’s cat v puppy pre-bedtime chase!

Also discovered that last night’s epic pre-bedtime puppy/cat chase resulted in a smashed pot! Continue reading Another Day Another Garden Centre – Sat 7th June

Nothing to see here…(but a great to-do list for the weekend!) Weds 4th June

…quite literally – what a vile day – definitely not conducive to doing anything in the garden!

raindrops on our 'firebush' - not sure if that's the right name for it but it's what we call it!
raindrops on our ‘fire bush’ – not sure if that’s the right name for it but it’s what we call it!

I did however make a nice list of gardening jobs for the weekend (take note C & C who are coming visiting this weekend – plenty to do :o) Continue reading Nothing to see here…(but a great to-do list for the weekend!) Weds 4th June

Re-growing Ginger, a Sprinkler & Mouse Murderers – Tues 3rd June

rhizomes starting to bud - check!
rhizomes starting to bud – check!

I saw a fascinating article on mashable about veggies you can re-grow from scraps and it said that

“Ginger regrows itself if you plant it in soil. Make sure you pick rhizomes with green buds on them, as they have the highest chance to grow. You can also dig up the root, taking off pieces as need be, and then replant it afterwards.” Continue reading Re-growing Ginger, a Sprinkler & Mouse Murderers – Tues 3rd June

Wasps Nest & Weeding

Whilst sat having breakfast in the garden we noticed a couple of wasps landing and crawling between the decking – uh oh – that can only mean one thing…!

So we took a trip along the road to Dobbies garden centre to buy something to get rid of a wasps nest, some weed killer and some meat for a bbq. A few hours later we return £100 lighter with all of the above AND 18 plants for our hanging baskets (amelloides Variegata Felicia, Molimba Yellow Argyranthemum, Blue Surfinia, Rapunzel Red Verbena, Gold Flash Lotus, Tumbelina, variagated Nepeta & Fleurie Blue Nemesia)  at the front of the cottage, stakes for our fruit trees, an upside down tomato plant grower (oh yes!) and a tomato plant, 6 herb plants (tarragon, oregano, lemon thyme, chives, fennel & parsley) and 3 x 60L of compost!

Weeds - need to set up a compost heap
Weeds – need to set up a compost heap

Continue reading Wasps Nest & Weeding