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  • Benitaj 24 Apr 2014
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    Thunderstorms Threatening

    Thunderstorms are threatening this evening. Have been updating my Folia Gardens. Researching an old plum variety that my family discovered at a 1940s era house my sister once owned. My mom grafted it onto a plum tree down at the ranch in Merced Co. It’s getting old and my sister wants to gr...
    Mostly Cloudy 19°C / 66°F
  • lharry0 22 Mar 2014
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    Garden Day!

    I spent most of the day in the sun on my south-facing balcony. I moved almost everything around, planted a few new seedlings and plants from OSH, and did a general cleanup. If felt good to spend all day doing nothing but gardening and tending to the plants. The CARROTS are amazing! I thinned t...
    Clear 16°C / 61°F
  • Amarylis 17 Oct 2013
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    Dwarf Viola 'Yellow frost' plugs now planted out

    Spring crocus Planting Out, Daffodil 'Mini' Planting Out, Trailing lobelia 'Crystal Palace' Dying, Sweet pe...
    I bought a tray of Dwarf Viola ‘Yellow frost’ plugs at the supermarket where my wife works on Tuesday 16th October 2013 & planted them out, on Thursday 17th, in the three small troughs that sit on the centre bar that runs around the the balcony railings. These troughs still have m...
    Partly Sunny 14°C / 57°F
  • Amarylis 30 Sep 2013
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    Yellow Crookneck Squash finished harvesting

    Crookneck squash 'Summer Crookneck' Harvesting and Gerry's Allotment 2013 garden
    The Yellow Crookneck Squash that have been growing at the top of Gerry’s allotment are now winding down. I picked the last Yellow Crookneck Squashes today. There is still one plant but I doubt if there will be time enough for it to produce any more fruit before the frosts come. From the 2nd...
    Partly Sunny 18°C / 64°F
  • Amarylis 01 Sep 2013
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    Yellow Crookneck Squash

    Summer squash 'Dark Green Zucchini' Harvesting, Crookneck squash 'Early Golden Crookneck' Sprouting, Zucchi...
    My sister in Texas, USA, sent me 3 packets of Yellow Crookneck Squash seeds in February 2013. I didn’t sow them till the beginning of June in the greenhouse I share with my friend Gerry on his allotment. The seeds germinated quite quickly & after only a few weeks I thought they were big...
    Partly Sunny 15°C / 59°F
  • Amarylis 21 Aug 2013
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    Yellow Plum trees on Gerry's plot

    Plum trees - 'Victoria', 'Black Czar' & Yellow plum Harvesting and Plum 'Yellow' Harvesting
    There are several Yellow Plum trees on Gerry’s plot which have been there for many years. They are mainly grouped at the bottom of his plot & the adjoining plot. There is also one that has grown from a sucker or a stone in a bed just a very short distance away which he has allowed to grow ove...
    Partly Sunny 24°C / 75°F
  • Amarylis 20 Aug 2013
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    Yellow Crookneck Squash (Possible virus infection?)

    Crookneck squash 'Summer Crookneck' Flowering and Gerry's Allotment 2013 garden
    Yellow Crookneck Squash (Possible virus infection?) This is the first time I’ve ever grown these squashes. The seeds were sent to me by my sister who lives in Texas, USA. They were sown in the greenhouse on the allotment & a few weeks later transplanted to a bed at the top of Gerry̵...
    Partly Sunny 24°C / 75°F
  • Amarylis 09 Feb 2013
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    Crocus buds on balcony

    Spring crocus Budding and Balcony garden
    Yesterday I was on the balcony checking to see if any of my plants needed watering & I came across one brave Crocus bud in a pot at the far end of the balcony from the door. I have 8 ceramic pots on the balcony railings filled with Daffodils & Crocuses. Some of these Crocuses have buds bu...
    Partly Sunny 4°C / 39°F
  • PlantsOnBinks 07 Sep 2012
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    Forsythia in flower

    Stock Bed #1 garden
    well this little plant has been a real surprise. here I thought the leaves were about to come after the winter. but wait, it is covered in gorgeous yellow blossoms.
    Windy 10°C / 50°F
  • LadyIris 15 May 2012
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    May night mare of Black spot and masses of roses turning brown

    Yep it’s still here and it is heart breaking. I have the Cotton seed mill but it is just too late. All the leaves are falling from the MAY QUEEN and she looks really really sick. New Dawn was a wash with blooms (still think they sent me a CB instead as she has not bloomed but x 2 in 3 years...
    Storms 29°C / 85°F
  • Amarylis 03 Apr 2012
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    Tomato 'Little Sun' F1 Hybrid on balcony

    Home garden , Balcony garden , and Tomato 'Little sun f1' Repotted
    I have now transplanted my Tomato ‘Little Sun’ F1 Hybrid into 3" pots & put them outside on the balcony. They will stay in these pots for a few weeks more, probably till the end of April. Then I will transplant them to their permanent positions on the balcony. This will be my...
    Partly Sunny 12°C / 54°F
  • wiltjen 23 Jan 2012
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    Heartattack and vine

    Canary bird Vine , Early Blue Clematis , and Cheron
    Might be starting the vines early but I really want to have some foliage when I move them outdoors. -tom waits
    Rainy 10°C / 50°F
  • wiltjen 23 Jan 2012
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    Every Breath You Take

    Pink Baby's breath and Billy Button
    I have never been a fan of baby’s breath in flower arrangements but when I saw them in my seed catalogue, I couldn’t resist. Also they are pink!! Also in is group of plantings, I am trying billy button again. I could not get them to work for me last year but I would really like to fig...
    Rainy 10°C / 50°F
  • eakspeasy 15 Dec 2011
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    Salvia - Yellow started blooming!

    Salvia - Forsythia and Rollins Greenhouse garden
    I checked this morning and the largest flowers still weren’t open. Checking again this evening was worth it though… two of them opened. =) Three cuttings were taken from the last hack-back of this plant at the Rollins greenhouse. This one was from June or July, while the others were f...
    Cloudy 25°C / 77°F
  • DiggerKnowle 18 Sep 2011
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    Read All About It! Aubergine/Brinjal/Eggplant/whatever Now Fruiting! Read All About It! Pictures at 11!

    Rooftop Pot Veggie garden
    Well, folks, it has happened! I was out on the rooftop watering my pots this morning, oh yes, I am an early riser like all good growers, up with the sun, and as I was watering my Aubergine/Brinjal/Eggplant/whatever I noticed a major change. There is now a major part of the bush that I cannot see ...
    Rainy 15°C / 59°F

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