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spring at Corseside.


By sandra


evening …

well spring is well under way here at corseside and the weather has been sooo mild. although today the mist was in and it felt cold with no sunshine all day. we moved into the tunnel for the day.

well when i say we i mean me and Julian…oldest son David ‘volunteered’ to bring the wonderful 4 year old manure into the tunnel for us. :-)

the two of them soon had it all dug in and ready for planting

these tomato will be ready by the end of june and be sold at local markets. well some of them as we all love them. my mam will be on a mission to freeze, chutney and cook as many as she can. we have only just run out of last years harvest. the other plants will be going out to the market over the next few weeks.

this is the third year we have done it and this year we have twenty two varieties…..

as you can see he’s obsessive about them…no-one else aloud to plant them…lol

these are aeonium seedlings julian planted in February we are gobbsmacked at what has germinated. this pic is from about three weeks ago.

they have continued to erupt and today i have been thinning them out.

never tried them from seed before wont need to ever again with all of these…

i have just done them into little clumps in plugs for now a friend of mine is after the leftovers..

and heres one i made earlier…:-)

staying inside…

in mams conservetory things are shooting up all over…these sarracenia are may favorites today..

it had one flower when i bought it last year and its already got 4 buds…happy days

by the end of the day most of the tomatoes are in.

just the small matter of shifting this to the veg and fruit beds tomorrow….

well i hope all your seeds are popping and that the
promised good weather for later in the week comes.

happy gardening..


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Wow, Sandra ... what a lot you've got...
everything growing well and looking neat and healthy :o)

5 Apr, 2011


thanks Terra. Julian is very particular when it comes to his tomatoes...:}

5 Apr, 2011


are you going to Cardiff at the weekend Sandra?

5 Apr, 2011


i just love reading whats going on at corseside sandra, im amazed at how many varietys of toms there are, and the seeds are going great guns, well done to you all :o))

5 Apr, 2011


You and your family amaze me with the amount of work you do, 22 varieties!! dont forget to let us have plenty of pics please, that is if you have any free time lol and good luck with all those toms.

5 Apr, 2011


What a star planting out all those tomatoes ~ did he not complain about an aching back?.

5 Apr, 2011


What a good combined effort from you and your family - looks like you are very well organised with it all. Good luck with all your plants and Happy Gardening.

6 Apr, 2011


thank you for the lovely comments..:-)

rather his back than mine Stroller.

it takes so long to choose which ones we are going to grow Sandra and DD.

Arlene no i'm not sorry..what with the price of diesel and the rent for the pitch its just too expensive. i would love to go though. take loads of pics for us. ;-)

many hands Mariek...

6 Apr, 2011


Wow,that is dedication..all that planting,and pricking out..I'm tired just looking..! You have all worked so hard..and its only the start..:o)

6 Apr, 2011


You are amazing... you all work so hard and make me feel so guilty for not getting on with the work that needs doing in my plot.

6 Apr, 2011


as its my job i have garden is over run with weeds. my policy of keeping my weeds smaller than my plants is failing. the dandelions and daisys are looking great. lol

6 Apr, 2011

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