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lorraineakapuss

lorraineakapuss Report 15 Feb 2012 23:07

well ive won a polytunnel for 42.00 very big, so that will house some plants till jack frost has gone, can you think of any plants that would thrive in shaded orchard like garden.

ive planted some seeded spuds, i always do this when ever they have seeded and get a nice crop, i may try sweet corn 4 yrs ago i had about 8 that had beautiful corn, we moved in this house 3 yrs ago 2 yrs ago the corn did nothing but rot/

I am getting better at researching. but some times its hard and i prefer listening to experience. :-D

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 16 Feb 2012 00:05

We have decided to have pots outside the apartment and of course herbs as usual (I use masses in cooking). We are sheltered from the wind although only 300 yds from the sea. We may put a solar powered water feature by our door so we can hear it when the windows are open..lol

The house garden will be mostly gravelled and everything will be grown in pots, including the miniature fruit trees, can't be doing with grass that needs cutting. Hoping to divide it into seasonal sections so we can enjoy it all year round.

I can manage raised beds so that's a consideration for veg as well as plants. I have a programme which plans a garden and you can view it planted up so that will take the guesswork out of choosing plants.

All our planters are with Pickfords but will get extra for here, they are so cheap now.

IfSixWasNine

IfSixWasNine Report 16 Feb 2012 07:03

Pots are also good if large for carrots spring onions and potatoes .Dont forget lupin as a bee attractant also monkshood is a populer number with bees . I like to put florence fennel and carrots in a few odd places in flower beds as the ferny leaves blend in well .cant wait for spring ...............

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 16 Feb 2012 07:06

well it looks like the daffs and tulips have survived the snow
cant wait to cut the grass

but the grounds still to wet from the snow yet

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 16 Feb 2012 09:11

i hate gardening sooo i think all you lovey gardeners should come practice on my garden :-D

lorraineakapuss

lorraineakapuss Report 16 Feb 2012 09:35

ooooh im all eggsited i nspent all my months pocket money on the tunnel, but OH is going to get to work and grow some veg, im off now have a nice day xxxx

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 16 Feb 2012 10:09

Not me Stray I can hardly use a fork or spade can I?

*falls off wheelbarrow laughing*

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 16 Feb 2012 11:47

you can supervise ya good as bossing ;-)

im defo going to plant some thing this yr, i know i say it every year,

but if i can grow some salad stuff, my tortie can scoff it for lunch :)

lorraineakapuss

lorraineakapuss Report 16 Feb 2012 20:11

any tips on parsnips i planted seeds 2 yrs ago all they did were grow very long and skinny please ? x :-0

Wend

Wend Report 16 Feb 2012 20:26

Rose has been quiet to-day - I think she may have been out looking for a very special 'Pampas Grass' he he! ;-) <3

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 16 Feb 2012 20:31

All your fault Wend! I am trying to write a story featuring Pampas grass ;-)

Wend

Wend Report 16 Feb 2012 20:47

Oh no - what have I done :-0

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 17 Feb 2012 19:35

As it was so mild today I thought I would make a start on some weeding and was amazed at how much cleaver had reared it's ugly head.

Also planted some tomato seeds and re-potted my mint's.

Knees and back are killing me even though I've had a long soak in the bath.

:-D :-D :-D

Mick from the Bush

Mick from the Bush Report 18 Feb 2012 08:05

I dont grow useless girlie stuff like flowers, but have-
potatoes, climbing beans, silver beet, celery, onions, garlic, artichokes, jerusalem artichokes, spinach, tomatoes, capsicums,eggplants, red hot chillis, many herbs, hops, chinese gooseberries, tomatillos, and many seedling eucalypts, casaurinas, & melaleucas.

xxxxx mick

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 18 Feb 2012 12:31

All sounds good and very macho Mick :-D

Wend

Wend Report 18 Feb 2012 12:43

Yes, us girlies wouldn't dream of growing veggies :-P

heatherg

heatherg Report 18 Feb 2012 13:57

Mick what's silver beet?
I know beetroot and sugar beet and something we call C0te de bettes(Swiss chard) but I've never heard of Silver beet. I suppose it's a root vegetable.
Heatherg

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 18 Feb 2012 14:16

Heather not 100% sure but I think another name for silverbeet is chard

Lesley

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 18 Feb 2012 14:33

Mike do you make your own beer from your hops if so is it easy to make?

Lesley

Julia

Julia Report 18 Feb 2012 14:36

Just popping on for a few minutes, as I am busy sewing up all my crocheting though keeping my eye on what is being posted,and I cannot resist the gardening thread.
As many of you know, we are fortunate enough to have an allotment, where OH grows all the fruit, veggies, potatoes, and soft and hard fruits.
But, I thought I would make myself a 'Living Salad Bar', up at home, for when we get those hot days, and cannot be bothered cooking a full dinner, and I can just pop outside and grab a handful of this and a handful of that.
Just outside the back door, I have a trellis which divides my garden into 'rooms'. My idea is to screw onto this, four lightweight troughs, two above the other two. Into these I propose to grow all kinds of Salad leaves, Baby Beetroot, Spring Onions, Garlic, .Small varieties of Chillies and Peppers, Radishes, some baby Sweetcorns, and anything else I can think of that goes into a salad. With staggered sewing I should be able to keep us going all summer.
I already grow the Tomatoes down the garden in my greenhouse, and the herbs in pots, against where I am going to put the Salad bar. Even if whilst this year is trial and error on yield, at least I will have penty of greenery to look at.
Just thought I would share this idea with you, in case anyone else is of a similar mind.

Julia in Derbyshire