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How will my garden grow?


I’ve had a good weekend in the garden and but mainly in the greenhouse. Pricking out seedlings, potting on cuttings and generally sorting pots and trays.

Now comes the hard part, I have to go away for 5 days with work and although I have left minimum jobs and basic instructions I just have this sense of dread.

I have been hardening off a range of hardy perennials for about 3 weeks now and they are in the fruit cage and cold frame. I have managed to get down to 4 trays of plants that will need to be brought out in the morning and back at night. They have yellow labels in them, so in theory they shouldnt be mistaken for all the other pots.

The plants to stay in the greenhouse are all in shallow trays so they can be watered in the morning, from the bottom of the tray. Propagator covers are to be left off unless frost is forecast.

What more can I do? The garden pots hopefully will be okay and as rain is forecast for Monday and again later in the week, so they should be.

Hoping you will all keep your fingers crossed for my plants, I intend to enjoy having all my meals cooked, dishes cleared and beds made for 5 days & 4 nights. Naturally I will miss the hubby and the girls. :o)

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Naturally Sbg - hope hubby a better cook than me ! Imagine hes got a few instructions left esp about the plants have a great trip some stunning scenery for you to enjoy , sure you ll be missed too .

22 Mar, 2009


Hope all will be well when you return :o)

22 Mar, 2009


So do I Blodyn. I have no worries on the cooking front Bb, he is competent in the kitchen. both girls can cook too and i did a big shop so no shortage of food.

22 Mar, 2009


Sure your plants will be fine,and hope the trip goes well !

22 Mar, 2009


Keep fingers crossed they will be ok till you get home.

22 Mar, 2009


I am sure they will all have grown by the time you return . .. . plants that is not family

22 Mar, 2009


Heehee, I'm sure the family will have grown too!!! Hope the trip goes well Sbg!! I'm also sure you've trained your man well enough, but I know what you mean, there's still that fear lurking somewhere......

Hope to hear from you when you get back! :-)

23 Mar, 2009

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