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  • 29 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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    03 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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    15 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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    29 Apr 2015
    Can anyone identify this flower? thanks

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    02 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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    30 Apr 2015
    I bought 5 packs of Begonia Fimbriata April 28th 2015. These I shall plant out in the 10 pots I have in rings on the balcony railings. When I bought the pack I thought there were two tubers in each one but when I got home & looked at the sowin...

    Begonia Fimbriata April 28th 2015 and Balcony 2015 garden

  • 30 Apr 2015
    On Thursday, I went back to the allotment in the company of a friend, who was bored and looking for something to do. The extra pair of hands is a great help, and it enabled us to get a number of jobs done in parallel, all whilst enjoying a few bee...

    2015 Allotment garden

    Clear 7°C / 45°F
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    01 May 2015

    Clear 18°C / 64°F