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The Potting Shed

Started by Tâf, August 09, 2011, 12:13:04 pm

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Day 4 and all but one tomato seed have sprouted. Moved into the unheated propagator under a daylight lamp.


All the tomatoes and chillies are now under a lamp. I sowed a few extras for the neighbour, so they are waiting to pop.

Mowed the lawn for the first time this year.

Transplanted 2 fuchsias whose wall planter disintegrated, I have not seen a single decent wall planter on sale in shops or online for a couple of years. That means making my own I suppose.


Potted-on the mini tomatoes seedlings.

The other tomatoes are getting too big for the living room shelf, but the chillies are staying squat.

I need to wander over to the riverbank to cut some bamboo.


The toms in the greenhouse are over a foot tall now, so I just staked them. It's still not warm enough to get them outside.

Oregano and Mesembryanthemums have sprouted in the living room, and the chillies and cucumbers are snug and squat.

Flowers on most of the strawberries, but I have lost a lot of plants.

Nana of 8

Can't remember a May this cold, ever. Really hope it warms up soon - only 4 weeks until the days start getting shorter again!
Queen Ebayer

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.


Quote from: Nana of 8 on May 24, 2021, 23:31:09 pmCan't remember a May this cold, ever.

The nights are forecast to warm up by the weekend, but that damned wind is still going to be with us. The jetstream is still south of the UK.


I've been out pottering about under the warm sun (21c).

Next doors' Marestails have resprouted and quite a few just inside our garden, so they had a spray of Glyphosate (if it ever gets banned we'll all be buggered).

Most of the surviving strawberries are in flower, as are the currants and blackberries.

The lawn is covered in "flower" heads (inflorescences?).

The toms in the greenhouse are doing well, I'll be hardening them off outside in a few days, then passing on some to friends and neighbours.

The oregano and mesembryanthemums in the living room are being really slow, but they are warm climate plants.

The missus has pelargoniums and French Marigolds to plant out today.


Sowed 54 Isabel French climbing beans in bog roll tubes in the greenhouse.

Transplanted the banana shallot root plates that have formed around 4 babies each.

Repotted the 4 cucumber plants and moved them to the greenhouse.

Repotted the 2 Mini Piment d'Espelette chillies that our neighbour is having.

Spuds I missed have broached the surface, so they'll get earthed-up soon.

Next, eat, and then mow the lawn.


Mowed the lawn. Patched the lawn. Over-seeded the lawn. Watered the lawn and all the pots and planters in the back garden. Put down organic slug pellets as the missus' French Marigolds were attacked last night.


Planted 2 Halliana Honeysuckles after digging out the clematis stump that was infected with Honey Fungus. Honeysuckle is rarely troubled by it.


Edged the lawn, cleared the bluebell leaves, sowed a whole bunch of flower seed in the front planters, fed the front garden.

Still no sign of germination of the climbing French beans in the greenhouse.

Nana of 8

Quote from: Tâf on June 05, 2021, 18:55:19 pmStill no sign of germination of the climbing French beans in the greenhouse.

Be fair, you only planted them a week ago! You have been a busy bee recently.
Can't wait until my greenhouse arrives! However, I can wait until the paving is down where it's going to stand!
Queen Ebayer

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.


The first 3 tomato plants are in the garden now (Candy Crush).


The other tomato plants (Mountain Merit and Mountain Magic) are going out today, as are the cucumbers.

Only one bean has sprouted so far.

The oregano is almost ready for repotting, whilst the mesembryanthemum is not liking the heat in the greenhouse.


The Kiwi I grew from seed has flowered at last, and it's a female!  ;D

Toms and cucumbers forming already.