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  • 28 Apr 2015
    I just transplanted a rooted mini-rose cutting into a self-watering container. I read that some people put an unbroken raw egg in the bottom of the hole when they plant their roses. What if I put an egg into the bottom part of the container, where...

    Rose mini red and Front garden

    Sunny 17°C / 63°F
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    02 May 2015
    This year they are: * Courgette 'Costata Romanesco' * Courgette 'Tromboncino d'Albenga' * Climbing cucuzzi 'Hercules Club' * Beit Alpha cucumber 'Rocky' * Winter squash 'Autumn Crown' * Winter squash 'Festival' I think perhaps its a littl...

    Kitchen raised beds garden and Conservatory propagating garden

    Rain 13°C / 55°F
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    14 Apr 2015
    * This year the small trough of tulips managed to bloom together as was intended (didn't happen last year). * New tulip 'Johann Strauss' in pot by greenhouse door. Camassias also planted here for later blooms. * DS2's Sarracenia has bloomed...

    Tulip 'Princess Irene' Blooming, Wallflowers Blooming, Tulip 'Gavota' Blooming, Tulip '...

    Partly Cloudy 9°C / 48°F
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    02 May 2015
    Much to my dismay the tomatoes have been growing extremely slowly. The only thing I played around with this year as opposed to last was my mixture of substrate for starting - and while it's mostly my old standby, coir, there were some other thing...

    Orange Thyme Transplanted, Tomato 'Weissbehaarte' Potting Up, Tomato 'Vorlon' Potting U...

    Clear 11°C / 52°F
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    04 May 2015
    A few days ago I planted out my greenhouse-sown Red Dazzle lettuce, Purple Haze carrots and rainbow radish, and also sowed some Regina del Ghiacci lettuce and Early Nantes carrots in case the transplanting didn't agree with the greenhouse lot. I a...

    Carrot 'Early Nantes 2' , Carrot 'Purple Haze' , Rainbow Radish , Lettuce 'Regina Delle...

    Windy 18°C / 64°F
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    01 May 2015
    We seemed to miss Autumn this year; it felt like we went straight from a long, hot, dry Summer to a cold, wet Winter. But this week we've had lovely, sunny days in the early 20s. Is Spring here already? Judging by the sunflowers that have 'volu...

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    02 May 2015
    Apart from their scent the orange Monte Carlos have very pretty mauve stamens.

    Grape hyacinth Blooming, Bergenia cordifolia Blooming, Cowslip Sunset Shades Blooming, ...

    Partly Cloudy 14°C / 57°F
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    03 May 2015
    In "one of my last posts()":http://myfolia.com/journals/134861-new-house-new-garden I mentioned that I had moved. I'm closing in on a year at the new house and we're nearing completion of an entire house renovation. This weekend marked some land...

    Clear 26°C / 79°F
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    28 Apr 2015
    Between 14th and 28th April I began clearing the veggie patch in preparation for planting. Seeds started under drippers at the rainwater tank will shortly need transplanting. After the late rains this was no mean feat with waist high grass, ov...

    [12a] Vegie Patch garden

    Partly Cloudy 25°C / 77°F