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I love Amaryllis & last year, 2010, after 4 years, my first Amaryllis grown from my own seed finally flowered! I have one bulb about to flower for the 2nd time, the rest are still lazing away, hibernating, inside their mums’ tums! LOL! :D Hoping they will wake up in the next few weeks.
I don’t have a proper garden as I live in a block of flats. But as my wife & I live on the ground floor we have one of the wider balconies. I cram it full of flowers every year & I try to maintain a few plants at least in flower all throughout the year.
I also share an allotment with a friend from church, Gerry, who has 1 & 1/2 plots. Last year, at the end of March 2010, I made a start giving him a hand to clear away the remains of his plantings from the previous year. During the year we grew lettuces, tomatoes, onions, sweetcorn, runner beans, Pinto beans, Garbanzo beans (aka Chick peas), Lentils, potatoes, green peppers, squashes & rhubarb, black & white currants, (I planted a red currant in Feb), blackberries, gooseberries, apples, plums. We have a greenhouse we put up in June 2010 & grew a crop of tomatoes in it.
Since September 2011 I now have a half allotment of my own but I still continue to work on Gerry’s & he’s helped me as well.
Zone 8a Allotment Plot 12A in 2013 As of 1st September 2011 I became, officially, the new tenant of PLOT 12A! This is a half plot approximately 25m long by...
Zone 8a I live on the ground floor of a block of flats & have a balcony 3m long by 1.5m wide by about 2m high. I have done most of my gardening on this...
Zone 8a This will be where I will put all activity, such as planting out, sowing, harvesting, etc, for the year 2013 that happens on Gerry’s allotmen...
Zone 8a This is going to be where I post all things related to the Greenhouse on our allotments during 2013. I have been sharing 1 & 1/2 allotments wit...
Zone 8a I grow many plants indoors as well as outside on the balcony or on the allotments. Up till now I’ve included house plants in my Balcony Garde...
I’ve commented dozens of time that I lived in Spain for more than 20 years. Well on December16th 2011 I was bored at home, having my 2nd very...
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I love to grow
Amaryllis, Geraniums, Pelargoniums, Daffs, Crocuses, Pansies, Violas, Roses, etc
Reading SciFi books & watching SciFi films & series on TV, Making my own webpages