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In the Garden, day by day. 2014
Tue 27-May-14
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the runner beans on my balcony have flowers on too Iris, I put the nectarine out on the balcony today.

Never give up Tomorrow is another day.

Wed 28-May-14
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Managed to remove the first cotoneaster root but had to enlist OH's help with the second.  Have now cleared all the ground at the back of the damaged shed ready for the builders next week.  Picked more strawberries and mowed all the grassed areas in the vegetable compound.  We are keeping an eye on the rabbit situation.  The farmer next door counted 20 in 1 field near us the other evening.  May have to get someone in to deal with them.  I do love to watch them and the babies are so cute BUT I have to remind myself they are vermin and it's a landowner's duty to keep them under control.  They do so much damage and have ruined our Cornish hedges (which are earth mounds encased in stone for those who aren't familiar with them).

Wed 28-May-14
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Severely cut back two lavender plants earlier this Spring and the are finally producing some new growth. They smell heavenly! Planted some nasturtium seeds today but it will be ages until anything appears. Note to self: start them indoors next year.

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Tue 10-Jun-14
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I managed to spend about half an Hour in the Greenhouse , today, made Ladders for my Cucumbers, I put in a Cane each side of the Plant, then wind soft String in a Ladder effect from Cane to Cane. Just in time, as one Plant has Baby Cucumbers already. Just love sitting in the Greenhouse smelling the Tomato smell, although my Tomatoes are Tiddlers still.smile

Wed 11-Jun-14
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I have a teeny tiny pepper on my red pepper plant.

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Thu 12-Jun-14
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Planted out one long Tub of Dahlias that I grew from Seed, got another to do.

Thu 12-Jun-14
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Worked in OH's garden this PM, we picked Peas, raspberries and gooseberries from very prickly plant. Shared the spoils between us. So I have a lot of gooseberries to deal with. So suggestions apsrt from Crumble and Fools are welcome.

Spent a long part of my morning and a bit of the afternoon watering the numerous tubs and planters in my garden as they easily dry out. I am going to drastically cull some Hostas , same type growing in 5 different places, and they just overshadow everything around them. OH wants some, but the rest will get recycled to the compost bin to make some compost to go back on the garden when ready.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Thu 12-Jun-14
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Iwash and then freeze mine, Hannah, those I don't make into Jam, love a bit of Gooseberry Jam.

Thu 12-Jun-14
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I'd make them into jam too Hannah, goosegog jam is my absolute favourite.  Freezing, as Tina says, is a good idea if you have a lot and are stuck for what to do with them.  Maybe just cook some down to have as a fruit coulis with Greek yogurt or ice cream?

We have 3 different clematis and a couple of honeysuckles trailing over our front fence (all planted by the previous tenant), they're all so rampant at the mo I swear they grow a foot or so overnight!  They were taking over the front gate and threatening to attack the postman big_laughso I pruned them back today.  Didn't do as much as I should have as it was too hot out there!

Picked some more strawberries today.....huge, juicy, sweet and gorgeous.

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

Thu 12-Jun-14
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I thought of gooseberry jam as well, so we all seem to favour that, plus some fruit coulis I think. I will do a small individual crumble for me if enough fruit left.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Thu 12-Jun-14
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Gooseberry Jam is my favourite too Sue, because it is tart, can't even think of Gooseberry Tart and Cream, O woe is me!

Sat 14-Jun-14
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Managed to get two long Tubs planted with the single Dahlias, I grew from Seed, tied up  Tomato Plant that was keeling over, and sowed a Tub of Lettuce, the Slug damage is awful with this constant Rain.

Sun 15-Jun-14
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Picked a green onion for my lunch, chicken salad in a croissant. Did some weeding - the weeds are taking over!

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Mon 16-Jun-14
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Same here, Chris, my Garden is like the lost Garden of Heligon, no way can you keep up with the Weeds, with all this Rain.

Mon 16-Jun-14
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Just bought a big bag of specialist compost- apparently very good for Begonias and the like on OH's recommendation from a local plantsman. £6-50, which I thought was a reasonable price. Need to pot up the trailing begonias OH gave to me, as a slug has already had a go at the tray which was on the ground waiting for the compost.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

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