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What are you planning to grow this year
Wed 10-Feb-16
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well said Janet

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wave I echo that.  We are all very ambitious, but isn't it exciting?  

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I love starting to plant, and all of the planning ,but I hate waiting for it all to be ready to harvest, I am so impatient ????

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Thu 10-Mar-16
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Am growing 'Losetto' Bush Tomatoes this Year, supposed to be resistant to Blight.

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Lots of tomatoes

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Fri 11-Mar-16
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Cucumbers, Lettuce, all the Salad Crops, but not doing Beans, P4as and Onions, getting so bad on my Feet, got to cut down.  Growing more Flowers, bought six beautiful Dahlias, I had enough, then saw one called ' Christine', so had to have it.  Loads of Fuchsias, my favourite Flower.

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I have candytuft, nasturtuim, and French marigolds, seeds growing, OH complained about all of the veg and no flowers

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Mon 11-Mar-19
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What are you growing this year I have planted several types of tomato, cucumbers and aubergine today indoors. Lily bulbs in containers in the greenhouse until the weather is  fine enough to remover the moss from where they are to go

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We're growing less this year - less variety and smaller quantities....I'm trying to curb husband's desire to feed the entire hamlet, to cut down on work for him in the garden, and work for me in the kitchen prepping it all!  So we won't be growing any cabbages, sprouts, caulis or broccoli (it's a losing battle trying to keep butterflies and bugs off them) for a start.  No spuds in the ground, but will be doing some salad ones in bags in the polytunnel.  No aubergines or peppers, they need such a long growing time, they only start ripening here right at the end of the growing season so some never ripen.  We'll still be growing tomatoes, cucumbers and courgettes, but less of them.  Plenty of peas and beans though, as we eat a lot of them, and lots of leeks as I use them so often and they can stay in the ground all through winter (we still have quite a lot of last year's crop).  We're growing asparagus this year though, for the first time, although we won't get a crop until next year at least.  

We've also got rid of most of our raspberries....they're such thugs, they grow like wildfire, sending up runners all over the lawn and growing so high and bushy that husband was forever having to hack them back.  We still have 2 blueberries, 2 blackcurrants and lots of strawberries.

The aim is to cut back on the things that need the most work, to give husband (and me, but mostly him) an easier time as we get older.

I've replaced most of my flowers with perennial flowering shrubs, again to cut down on work, I won't be planting up loads of pots and baskets with summer bedding anymore.  We're also in the process of getting rid of a third of the front lawn, replacing it with a concrete patio - less mowing.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

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Thats a lot going on, I don't usually grow things like cabbage, although I have a 100ft garden most of it is grass, my veg are in 2 veg truvs and 2 greenhouses.

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Our back garden is mostly raised beds for the fruit and veg, and a large (well, medium sized really, but large for our garden) polytunnel.  We don't sit out in the back garden, it gets all the wind coming off the Bristol channel and isn't as sunny as the front, which is south facing.  The front garden is mostly lawn with flower beds all round the edges.  We're trying to get rid of the majority of the lawns to cut down on mowing.

I want to get a climbing rose soon for the front garden, to cover the functional but unsightly fence we had to put up between us and next door, to stop their horrible little dog barking and snarling like mad every time it saw Betty or us, it was just a wire fence before (ironically, those neighbours have now moved out).

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Wed 13-Mar-19
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We don't sit in the front garden as it is on Mudford Road one of the main roads into Yeovil.

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Not as fit as I was, and was not that fit before, lol, but at now aged 88, am curtailing things a bit.

Grew Cucumbers last year, outside, and had a good Crop, but the Tomatoes did not do well.  Will grow all Salad Stuff, and my Strawberries, Raspberries, and Gooseberries, I need for Jam. If only the Weather would improve, it is so darn cold, can't get out.

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Nice to see you posting on here again Tina are you still card making

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Yes, indeed Eileen, am still making Cards.

Been out in the Garden, put in my Broad Beans, that I bought as Plugs, from Ebay, they were not a good buy, allowed to grow too long, and were too close together, but they are resilient Plants, and now I have them, they will receive the best of care.

Already have in, Radish, Lettuce, and Carrots, and received three Bush Tomatoes today, again, not properly grown, have them in water, they will perk up.  Have Plans to grow, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions, and more.  Love my Veg.

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