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In the Garden, day by day. 2014
Mon 19-May-14
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Hannah
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Looked out the window last evening and noticed that some of the salvias I planted out a few days ago have lost most of their leaves to slug/snails- it will be slug pellets on the menu after today. Most of them are untouched, just one small pot has suffered.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Mon 19-May-14
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Please make sure that those pellets are harmless to hedgehogs, cats, dogs, squirrels!

I'll try that again!

Mon 19-May-14
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Have done that Toni, they are in pots, so they are raised above ground as well, so a bit more safety thrown in. I don't like using overmuch of them so unless it is a plant I want to keep, then I don't use it.

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Mon 19-May-14
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Thanks for your reassurance Hannah. 

I'll try that again!

Mon 19-May-14
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Have spent the day weeding and planting seedlings in the long border on our main lawn.  I have put organic slug pellets around the seedlings and sprayed them with a concotion of chilli and garlic to hopefully deter the slugs and rabbits.  Fingers crossed. 

Mon 19-May-14
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wave Weeded and then planted more courgettes and squash,  Also potted up more bedding plants!!

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Tue 20-May-14
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Last of my gravel went yesterday, so one more job done

Never give up Tomorrow is another day.

Tue 20-May-14
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Dug up a couple of raspberry canes for my daughter's garden. They seem to have a terrible tendency to migrate into the lawn so I am glad to be rid of them! Will get some more in pots later this week. I still have lots left.

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Wed 21-May-14
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Chris, I had the same problem, started with two rows, now there are four rows, just from migration.

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Wed 21-May-14
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Worst part is, the birds get most of the berries! The robins love them.

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Thu 22-May-14
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Yes you have to be up early to beat the birds.

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Sun 25-May-14
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Moved all my plants that had wintered indoors out on to the back patio yesterday - they are all in pots or hanging baskets so easy to bring indoors again if we have a sudden frost. They tend to get very tall and "leggy" over the winter, so need to be cut back quite a bit. Some I will plant in the ground but most will stay in the pots. Soon they will benefit from the extra sun and rain, but they hate the wind!

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Mon 26-May-14
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Garden is fairly growing with stuff now, the warmer weather and rain has encouraged a lot of growth for both plants in beds and plants in pots.

Val you will be pleased to hear that my quince and OH's quince are both growing well, nice strong shoots coming of the main stem.

I have four areas which are growing just greenery, for me that is unproductive, they are all the same plant, something that comes up from tubers under the soil, starts as a spike, which turns in to a tube and then unrolls to form large oblong leaves green with a lighter green band near the edge- I think that is all they do, slugs quite like them though! They will be coming out- two beds area and two tub areas to clear, one of the tubs will take my new rose, which is already starting to open up, being in tight bud yesterday.

Strawberries are flowering away, I have blueberries on my blueberry bush ( must pick before the birds steal them!)

Toms are growing and flowers forming, onions and garlic growing away nicely in tubs/troughs. and the redcurrant and blackcurrant plants are growing, they will go in place of the greenery stuff eventually.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Tue 27-May-14
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Peas and beans about an inch out of the ground, will need to stake them very soon. Will use small branches pruned from trees over the winter.

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Tue 27-May-14
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Had to go into town to the building society this morning but called at the local garden centre on the way back.  Picked up some new bamboo canes which OH has subsequently installed in the veg plot and planted more runner beans plants to grow up them.  We already have some plants up to the top of the canes and in flower in the polytunnel.  Whilst he was busy doing that I was digging out a cotoneaster and several honeysuckle roots.  There are still two more cotoneasters to come out but I've done enough of the physical stuff today. I didn't want to remove these plants but they were growing up against the back wall of the outbuilding which is due for repair next week.  I couldn't believe the size of the roots on the cotoneaster and hadn't realised how hard the wood is.  Couldn't get through the main trunk with the pruning saw so it was brute force with a spade and interrupt OH to help before I could complete the job.  Have to eat some spinach tonight to give me strength!

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