That is a shame Aly- they are very good at the delivery, plants come well protected, except when the postman turns them upside down and puts a parcel on them- that happened last year and Jersey plants replaced them with no quibble- we did take photo's but they said it was not necessary - the replacements arrived 4 days later.
I get used to the computer saying 'no' usually it happens when I try to check out and cannot enter my post code!
Not planted anything yet this year but there are a few people in work who are looking to grow their own veg this year and we've been comparing notes.
As soon as I've finished decorating the front room (next job is to re-fit the curtain rail) the windowsill will be available again, which is where the propagators live. So finally I'll be able to start growing stuff.
According to the weekly Lidl email I get, this week they have fruit bushes 4 for £5, which seems good value, so I'll probably get a few of those and put them in pots.
I planted the Lidl fruit bushes yesterday:
I'll need to be patient though cos I expect I'll have to wait til next year before I get any fruit, since they were all mainly twigs and a few shoots. It'll be interesting to see how they do.
Still waiting for French Lidl to get the fruit bushes in. I am after gooseberry and more black currant.
We put in a cheapo blackcurrant and gooseberry last year, cost 99p each from a pound (ok, a 99p!) shop. As Mike says, they didn't fruit, nor did we expect them to, but have high hopes for them this year. Both put on a lot of growth, especially the blackcurrant. They are now easily twice the height and spread of their original planting size, loads of shoots and the blackcurrant is covered in leaf buds. Think we'll put the fleece back on them today, as the temperature is set to drop from tonight and we won't be here next week to keep an eye on them.
We were given 6 raspberry canes some weeks ago, they've all taken well and are now firmly established.
Husband's been preparing the veg beds and digging in lots of well rotted manure in some of them (with 2 horses next door, we have an unlimited supply), and he's planted lots of onions (red and ordinary) and sown some early peas.
Same here, ever since I decided to start planting the weather has been awful!
The weather's been lousy here too. Todays plans included planting radish, leeks and shallots, and also replacing the trellis. All I managed to do was to wash the net curtains and finish a jigsaw!
That must be fun for you Roy !! Are the neighbours shocked?
My apricot is not yet in bloom, but then mine is outside….I got masses of fruit last year. It really surprised me as the tree is only a few years old & the previous year I had only about 12 fruit (last year about 50lbs, quite a shock).
Good luck for this years crops.
I noticed at Mrs Hs on Tuesday that her Mirabelle tree is blossoming, bit early, hope it doesn't ruin the mirabelle crop later in the year.
I also gave in the other day and bought some tomato and chilli seedlings and am now cossetting them in my greenhouse each evening (they are in a propagator, then wrapped in fleece on a night, inside a mini plastic greenhouse, inside the main greenhouse.)
No sign of peas, sweet peas, broad beans or flowers planted
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