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Tree Lillies, veg borders, Strawberries and All


Here’s an update on all things growing here and its frantic!. Paul has been real busy constructing my framed raised borders and they are coming on a treat, those cabbage whites are not going to demolish my brassicas and sprouts this year! We couldnt afford the posh aluminium fruit n veg cages so we improvised and Im sure they will do a good job.

We have three raised borders all together two of them are netted, one more to go (they are 20 × 15 each, I know raised borders are generally smaller for easy reach, it was cheaper to do this way and I use a plank to walk inbetween the rows for hoeing. The first border above has garlic, beetroot, Brussels, broad beans and my Rosemary bush. I sew a row of giant flat leafed parsley last weekend in front of the broadbeans. I mark up my rows with canes.

I have Webbs Lettuce and courgettes in a second border (this one will be netted this weekend) and in the third border I have Carrots, Calabrese, Swiss Chard and parsnips on the go.

On one side of my greenhouse I planted nine Tree Lillie bulbs (from QVC) these photos were taken last weekend and they are now about 8" tall. I use old hanging baskets to protect young bulbs and plants from damage. I also grow my strawberries in window boxes and large pots, I find it easier to manage and they stay clean, I will be using some spare netting to protect them from the birds.

Everything is starting to bloom in our back garden and my borders leading up to the potting shed. Well I could go on as there is so much going on as Im sure you are all too familiar with. So I take my novice cap off and give you a bow until next time :-)) Happy gardening

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you have been very busy norfolk and looks like smeagols has been helping to,, looks great,,

15 May, 2009


these are brilliant Im loving the homemade cages very good, you are right they are very expensive t buy espcially for all that they are.

well done its really looking very good

x x x

15 May, 2009


Well done to you, hope you grow plenty of goodies.

15 May, 2009


with you on this one norfolk, done the same on our brassica raised bed,no cabbage whites are getting in there this year.not as big a frame as yours but hopefully enough!!
well done anyway , liking your veggies...........steve

15 May, 2009


Looking good. Really jealous about the fruit/garden cage. I hope you get a good crop.
Keep us informed on the tree lillies, Ive seen these advertised in the magazines. Didnt buy one though. Let me know how you get on.
Good luck.

16 May, 2009


You've got the same twirly metal canes as my hubby bought me! i have used them for my clematis. (mine were from Aldi)

16 May, 2009


Thanks everyone, I will keep you up to date with the Tree Lillies Im just as curious, they are supposed to grow 4ft this year, six feet next year and 8ft!! third year. We will see. Paul bought my twirly metal canes from a local autction a whole bunch of them, we pick up some fantastic items from auctions.

17 May, 2009


The netting isn't cat proof I see! Lol!!! Maybe kitty will catch the nasty bugs for you!

29 May, 2009


it is cat proof now Craftnutter :-)

30 May, 2009

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