Seed Swaps

Gardening Journals

  • 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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    27 Apr 2015
    Just now I went out onto the verandah and noticed the ducks at the pond. There was White One balancing precariously on the rim of the pond - on one foot with her head tucked under a wing - having a little sleep. Three were in the pond floati...

    [04a] Duck Pond garden

    Partly Cloudy 26°C / 79°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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    26 Apr 2015
    Progress hasn't been huge in the last two weeks - most of the first bed is now dug over and I transplanted my red sweetcorn out from my greenhouse back home, and edged them with some peas. I also had some mysterious tulips begin flowering, and ha...

    Pea 'Kelvedon wonder' , Zea mays 'Bloody Butcher' , and Allotment garden

    Light Rain Showers 15°C / 59°F
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    27 Apr 2015
    I got Clematis Proteus into the ground. whew. I pulled blocks away, leveled some area for the new line of blocks, laid them, got help dumping the pot, shoved it over into the area, then scrounged around to get more dirt to fill in around it. ...

    Thimbleberry garden , Thimbleberry Front Door garden , and Clematis Proteus

  • 28 Apr 2015
    As I write this I find that I am overcome with nervousness. I have wanted a veggie garden for a long time. My grandmother used to have one, she composted too. What really got me started was looking at where out food came from. and what they used t...

    Garlic 'Hardneck' and Mahr garden

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    28 Apr 2015
    It is really hot in the sun today, a sudden spike in the temperature. The last few days have been chilly. With the sun, flowers are bursting into bloom. These 2 dozen pictures were taken this morning but already there are several plants whose flow...

    Epimedium 'Alabaster' , Bergenia cordifolia , Anemone blanda White Splendour Blooming, ...

    Scattered Clouds 23°C / 73°F
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    28 Apr 2015
    Boat garden is now a mass of Blue Star Anemone blanda along with yellow primroses. In fact there is hardly a bed without a plant or two or more of blue Anemone blanda.

    Winter garden , Tulipa tarda Blooming, Vinca minor Blooming, Cowslip Blooming, and Anem...

    Scattered Clouds 23°C / 73°F
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    28 Apr 2015
    Closed every morning A flowery pocketbook Opens with the sun

    Tulips- "Fringed Elegance" fence Blooming and Tulips- "Dordogne" in New Patio Blooming

    Clear 8°C / 46°F