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In between the raindrops...

waddy

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Went out again today, during a lull in the rain to see how things are doing. Despite the cold, things are still popping up and flowering…


Some tomato plants I bought at the weekend.


Lettuce ‘Salad Bowl’ germinated!

Happy Gardening…but wrap up warm!

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Will do Waddy and must make sure I have the wellie boots on too!
Lovely to see tomato plants again.

20 Mar, 2017

 

What variety of tomatoes are you growing?
They look nice and healthy. Will you be growing them on
in the green house or outside ?
Isn't it nice to see the gardens come alive.
My magnolia and camellia have just opened their first buds.
Marjorie

20 Mar, 2017

 

That reminds me to start my tom pepper etc seeds off. they will be in a heated propagator as it is too cold for them up here.

20 Mar, 2017

 

Your tomatoes are so big compared to mine Julia. When do you plant them out? or do you? What is that yellow submerged plant?

21 Mar, 2017

 

Well done Waddy with the lettuce seedlings - I set some Tomato seeds yesterday they were Moneymaker - I must set some lettuce - I have a visiting hedgehog so hopefully there won't be so many slugs this year - Jane

21 Mar, 2017

 

Hi everyone, thank you for your comments. The tomatoes are just 6 plants. 3 Moneymaker and 3 Alicante. My greenhouse is only small, so I don't have room for any more. I've tried lots of different varieties in the past, but I think I'm better off sticking with the tried and tested ones.

Paul, the submerged plant is Caltha Palustris (Marsh Marigold) the first of the pond plants to flower since the new pond was put in last year.

Jane how wonderful to have a visiting hog! Do you feed him cat food I wonder?

21 Mar, 2017

 

Some lovely splashes of colour there,Julia..I have one lone Camellia flower too,as yet :o) your tomato plants look in good health ,and they all are tried and tested varieties,so you should have a good crop ..if you don't eat them every time you pass by ! Save some to have with those Lettuces :o)

21 Mar, 2017

 

That's the idea Sandra...but I can't promise as I love tomatoes straight from the plant, yummy!

21 Mar, 2017

 

l
Lovely day this Sunday. So hope you can get in the garden again today Waddy. I am trying to psyche myself into going out as it is 17C and lovely sunshine. I have some grasses to plant and kitchen waste to throw in the compost too. I must get away from this computer before I get too fixed in the warm. Darker later today....lovely.

26 Mar, 2017

 

I've been out in the garden all day today (making up for my indulgent day yesterday) My son bought me a rose for the garden, for Mothers Day (Marvelous Mum) though to honest I've no room in the garden for another one, so it might just have to go in a large pot. I agree with you Dorjac, lighter nights...brilliant.

26 Mar, 2017

 

Moneymaker? Are these the seeds I sent you last year Julia?

26 Mar, 2017

 

Oops, I meant 'Mum in a Million' not Marvelous Mum, goodness knows where that came from lol!

Hi Paul, no they're actually plants I bought as babies a couple of weeks ago, but they're growing like mad. The seeds you sent me last year produce some good plants, but low yields I'm sorry to say. Probably not enough sun here in blighty. I'm now sticking to plants from a reputable GC and also sticking to tried and tested varieties...for me at least.

26 Mar, 2017

 

You're are probably right. Your growing conditions are vastly different from mine. I know I sent you "Moneymaker" which is what you said these are. Good luck for a better yield this time.

26 Mar, 2017

 

Thanks Paul, that's nice of you x

26 Mar, 2017

 

That's OK i just wondered that's all.

26 Mar, 2017

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