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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #60 on: March 01, 2012, 14:02:44 PM »
Pricked out the Kelsae show onions and put them in individual modules. The seed pack said 20 seeds, but I have 47 seedlings.  ;D

They're out in the partially cleared greenhouse now.

As I was finishing, next door's kitten came to say hello... via the window! He's going to be trouble!!!

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #61 on: March 03, 2012, 11:16:30 AM »
The Quince, Clematis and Blueberry buds have burst  ;D

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #62 on: March 08, 2012, 14:02:44 PM »
Sowed the Viola Odorata Queen Charlotte seeds in the greenhouse. I think they need a short cold spell to enable germination.

I nipped out the growing tips of the catmint... and lo and behold... next doors' kitten appeared in the greenhouse window! He's now bombed out of his skull on the catmint tips on our patio.

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #63 on: March 11, 2012, 20:47:12 PM »

 Planted some seeds into pots today..
 Broad Bean, dwarf the sutton
 Parsnip, hollow crown
 Carrot, early nantes
 I might put my mini plastic greenhouse thingy up tomorrow

 Oh & it looks like the milk bottles & pop bottles I put over some small plants through the Winter kept the frost off them ;D
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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #64 on: March 13, 2012, 15:00:29 PM »
The roses out front are PLASTERED with aphids and ants!  :o

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #65 on: March 23, 2012, 16:01:42 PM »
Double dug the unused 2/3 of the large raised bed, then covered it with netting to keep the cats off.

5 minutes later one of the strays crapped right in the middle.  :-\

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #66 on: March 23, 2012, 21:02:34 PM »
Double dug the unused 2/3 of the large raised bed, then covered it with netting to keep the cats off.

5 minutes later one of the strays crapped right in the middle.  :-\

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #67 on: March 24, 2012, 08:53:59 AM »
Double dug the unused 2/3 of the large raised bed, then covered it with netting to keep the cats off.

5 minutes later one of the strays crapped right in the middle.  :-\

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #68 on: March 24, 2012, 09:54:39 AM »
I've tried so many things including pepper and chilli pepper  :-\



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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #69 on: March 24, 2012, 10:14:21 AM »
That's the next option, plus now I have found that the strays are entering the greenhouse by the window.... that has to stop as there will be seedlings in there soon.

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« Reply #70 on: March 24, 2012, 10:17:22 AM »
That's the next option, plus now I have found that the strays are entering the greenhouse by the window.... that has to stop as there will be seedlings in there soon.

  You know,  someone once suggested Lion dung for scaring cats away...
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« Reply #71 on: March 24, 2012, 12:12:47 PM »
I tried it (from Longleat) and it just stunk the whole garden out.... and it was expensive poo!!

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #72 on: March 24, 2012, 12:41:34 PM »
spuds showing six inch high leaves
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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #73 on: March 27, 2012, 13:28:47 PM »
I thought I got all the spuds out of the spud bags in the greenhouse last Xmas.... 4 big sprouts in both now. ???

Dug over and added compost to the small raised bed. Found it was alive with worms... BIG worms!

The Kiwi and Blueberries have burst their buds, but one of the Blueberries loks a little poorly... they always seem to do that to me!

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #74 on: March 27, 2012, 18:09:48 PM »
Planted out 88 leeks and 24 shallots I raised from seed, plus 24 garlic bulbs. The garlic didn't have a cold spell so it should produce solid balls and not cloves.

Trimmed the big Bay to allow easier passage around the greenhouse. The cuttings must have produced £10 worth of fresh bayleaves... might make Bay Rum hair dressing again, and shove a few pots to see if they root..

Next doors' ivy got a haircut along the boundary line... I'm going to have to chat with them about it as it is clinging to the garden wall and could damage it.

Hosed the Mum stray as she started to crap on the leeks!

Then I had to chase her baby away for the same thing.

As I was coming in, I found both fast asleep in one of the empty planters....
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