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In the Garden, day by day. 2014
Thu 23-Jan-14
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eileen54
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Got around to planting my alpine strawberry seeds at last, they are sitting on the windowsill in plastic bags, I also planted some viola seeds, thought I might have some colour this year as well instead of just vegetables.

Never give up Tomorrow is another day.

Thu 23-Jan-14
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I gave the garden a stern stare today willing the bulbs to grow a little faster.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Thu 23-Jan-14
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I need my Windowsill Propagator brought out of the Shed, must try and remember to ask Ian Tomorrow. Want to get some Sweet Peas started, and early Peas and Broad Beans. May grow some Tomatoes from scratch, have got seed of a nice yellow one.

Sun 26-Jan-14
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Forecast shows very cold weather approaching, so I'm staying away from the garden and my enthusiasm to get started for a few weeks. It's also so wet here that I can't even dig over soil ready for planting, very frustrating.

Sun 26-Jan-14
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Same as you, Janet.  I'm getting cabin fever, stuck indoors for so many weeks now.  Can't walk on the lawn let alone get on the garden BUT hey ho we haven't been flooded like some poor souls.  

Mon 27-Jan-14
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Today I have planted chillies, sweet peppers, parsley and land cress. I suppose I have the advantage that most of my plants will stay indoors so I don't have to worry about frosts

Never give up Tomorrow is another day.

Tue 28-Jan-14
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Wish Ian would bring my Windowsill Planter in from the Shed, but he is in such pain since the Car crash, and has a trapped Nerve, so have to wait.

Thu 30-Jan-14
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Well my earlier stern stare at the garden seems to have worked- been away for 4 days and the bulbs have noticeably grown and more have peeked through.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Fri 31-Jan-14
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I am happy for you Martin, just make sure that you put something warm over them until March is over?

I'll try that again!

Fri 31-Jan-14
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Planted cape gooseberries, basil, mint and pea shoots today. Also when watering the pots noticed that my violas are starting to peep through.

Never give up Tomorrow is another day.

Fri 31-Jan-14
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I was at the hardware store yesterday and was lured into the Garden centre section by the perfume of some flowers. They had such a beautiful display I was sorely tempted. All sorts of flowering plants to remove the winter blahs! I have a couple of flowering plants at home but even they are looking rather anaemic with the lack of sunlight.

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Sat 1-Feb-14
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My Brother brought me three lots of Bulbs in Pots, for the Kitchen Windowsill, one lot were miniature Daffodils, which have flowered, and today the miniature Tulips are in flower, a lovely flame colour, so cheering on a cold day. and next Autumn they can be planted outside.smile

Sun 2-Feb-14
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I just noticed today that a little bowl of "tete a tete" miniature daffodils is beginning to flower outside. The bowl was bought already planted last year and was left out after flowering more in hope than anything that they might flower this year, which they have- nice bit of yellow colout under the kitchen window. Some of our snow drops are out and we have some winter aconites that are just about to flower- they are a low green plant that has delicate yellow flowers.

Meanwhile the bulbs continue to grow in the rest of the beds.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Sun 2-Feb-14
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I have a little pot of bulbs I bought on offer from the garden centre a couple of weeks ago, on my balcony. The grape hyacinths are flowering well, but the miniture daffodils have yet to show flower heads.

Never give up Tomorrow is another day.

Sun 2-Feb-14
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We have snowdrops out, lots of other bulbs showing plenty of growth.  We've had a couple of summer-flowering pansies in bloom all winter. 

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

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