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    27 Aug 2015
    but it could take a while!

    Over the Fence garden

  • Photo-upload-437554?1440711967
    26 Aug 2015
    The Begonias on our balcony are flowering their heads off at present! I bought a dozen trailing Begonias during the last Bank Holiday in May this year in a town called St Ives, (Not to be confused with the more famous town of the same name in Corn...

    Six hanging baskets 3. 'Mocca mixed' Blooming, Six hanging baskets (Salmon Pink) Bloomi...

    Partly Sunny 20°C / 68°F
  • Photo-upload-437561?1440760627
    27 Aug 2015
    The Fuchsias growing on our balcony are doing brilliantly! It’s been several years since I last grew Fuchsias on the balcony & then I had them in the 5 hanging baskets, this time I bought a tray of a dozen small plants from the Society F...

    Fuchsias on balcony railings 2015 Blooming

    Partly Sunny 16°C / 61°F
  • Photo-upload-437618?1440783661
    27 Aug 2015
    Our entire season was pushed back by about four weeks – the plants got badly burned at the beginning of the season, and then the high temps delayed ripening a few weeks ago. I’ve barely begun to harvest, and I’m already starting ...

    Tomato 'Weissbehaarte' , Watermelon 'Moon and Stars' , Tomato 'Vorlon' , Tomato 'Uncle ...

    Mostly Cloudy 16°C / 61°F
  • Photo-upload-437680?1440904082
    29 Aug 2015
    There’s been plenty of rain recently which has helped everything look luscious. Temperatures have been low, on average, this August, so I think things are slower than usual, but it’s getting there. Very much looking forward to my Canna...

    Outdoor garden

    Rainy 17°C / 63°F
  • Photo-upload-437759?1441052425
    30 Aug 2015
    Today, the very last day of August 2015, I harvested some yellow tomatoes from the greenhouse on Gerry’s allotment. On Sunday when we met at church Gerry told me he had picked some already to take home. As I hadn’t been down to the all...

    Yellow Tomatoes in greenhouse Harvesting and Greenhouse 2015 garden

    Rainy 16°C / 61°F
  • Photo-upload-437774?1441055966
    30 Aug 2015
    The two Fig trees on Gerry’s allotment plot 59B have figs that are now ripening – at least 7 years after he planted the trees. They were tiny things the year I first saw them & I wasn’t at all sure they would live the year. I...

    Fig trees Harvesting and Allotment Plot 59B 2015 garden

    Rainy 16°C / 61°F
  • 26 Aug 2015
    This stuff is sprouting up very quickly. I sowed them a week ago and they are already over an inch tall. I want to get them more sun but can’t till I build a shelf. Sprouting much faster than the basil that was planted on the same day.

    Grand Rapids Leaf Lettuce Sprouting and Windowsill garden

  • 26 Aug 2015
    Built seven racks today, adding additional supports to the last four. This bed has fourteen racks, each holding six one gallon root pouches, except one of the racks in the center holds only four pouches, for a total of eighty two pouches. These a...

    Partly Cloudy 14°C / 57°F