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    21 May 2019
    Everybody in Colorado is panicking about the snowstorm last night. I’m listening to the radio and the master gardener said this is perfectly normal. She said best to wait until Memorial Day to put out tomatoes, maybe even first week of June....

    Tomatillo 'Rio Grande Verde' , Tomatillo 'Purple' , Tomatillo 'Landrace' , and Raised B...

    Snow 1°C / 34°F
  • 18 May 2019
    Commenced work in garden at 2pm. Started with back fence along Western Fence Creek. Pulled down some of the Butterfly Pea creeper (Clittoria ternata) from fence using garden rake. Moved on to entry to vegetable patch raking grass and weeds from en...

    Cassava, plain leaf sports , Neem , Panama Passionfruit , [14] Back Fenceline and Utili...

    Overcast 27°C / 81°F
  • Photo-upload-470182?1558408888
    08 May 2019
    Around 2pm I commenced mowing, starting out with checking tyres and petrol. I took the small compressor to the shed along with an extension cord and inflated the two front tyres to 30psi. The front right was very flat but the front left, although ...

    [09] Food Forest garden , [06] Front Adjacent Verandah garden , [07] Front Semi-circu...

    Clear 28°C / 82°F
  • 16 May 2019

    Southern Magnolia Blooming and Front of House - North garden

  • 20 May 2019
    been cold this weeeek end 45 sunday sold last of veggies made 180.00 this year not great but had less perannuals bringing stuff in virgina bluebells are about to bloom bulbs are in flower mode ready to take down greenhouse down

    7°C / 45°F
  • 12 May 2019
    This took much longer than I expected, particularly as early weather was warm. Maybe too warm? They finally leafed out during a cool rainy spell.

    apple graft 'porter's perfection' Showing True Leaves and apple graft 'newton pippin' S...

  • Photo-upload-470134?1558185500
    18 May 2019
    It’s Chicago. It won’t be reliably warm til mid June. I know this and yet somehow I’m taken by surprise every damn year. I turned the furnace off 3 days ago then turned it back on this morning when I woke up and it was under 60º ...

    Seed Starting 2019 garden

  • 18 May 2019
    https://growingandgathering.com/getting-rid-black-sooty-mould/ WHAT IS BLACK SOOTY MOULD? Most common in citrus trees, black sooty mould is as it sounds. A horrible black, sooty like mould that coats the leaves and branches of a plant, making them...

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    16 May 2019
    On May 16th a packet of Cosmos ‘Tip Top Picotee’ trail seeds from Gardener’s World mag arrived for me! I was caught quite by surprise as I had applied for them at least 6 weeks earlier, perhaps more! I have been a subscriber to the Gardener&...

    Cosmos 'Tip Top Picotee' trail seeds 2019 , Cosmos 'Tip Top Picotee' trail seeds 2019 ,...

    Partly Sunny 18°C / 64°F