Posts tagged ‘Sowing’

Sweet Peas

This year I made sweet peas a must making sure I sowed lots in the flower bed, lots of them in toilet roll tubes in the greenhouse, planting them out at the end of May and looking  after them well.

I love how sweet peas cling to and grow up other plants using them as canes to support themselves like shown here.

 The sweetpeas create a much more interesting backdrop to the bed aswell with their curling tendrils and pretty blooms.

 

I’m also pleased how as the months progress the sweatpeas grow at different rates allowing them to grow alongside later flowering plants prolonging there presence in the flower bed.

Are you growing Sweetpeas? If so which ones?

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August 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm 1 comment

Lets Get Sowing

So I went out into the greenhouse today with seeds in hand and went a bit sowing crazy, but it was well worth it and I got alot done so i’m getting ready for summer.

What I sowed

 flowers;

  • Sweetpea;
  • -Air Warden
  • -Noel Sutton
  • -White Ensign
  • -Beaujolais
  • -Mrs R Bolton
  • Echinops- Blue Glow
  • Cornflower- Snowman
  • Cornflower- Polka Dot Mixed
  • Nasturtium- Cobra
  • Rudbeckia- Chim Chiminee
  • Rudbeckia- Cherokee Sunset
  • Nigella- Moody Blues
  • Stock- Brompton Mixed

Vegetables;

  • Leek- Autumn Mammoth 2
  • Aubergine- Black Enorma
  • Tomato- gardeners Delight
  • Tomato- Alisa Craig
  • Sweetcorn- Rising Sun

Herbs;

  • Dill
  • Basil- Sweet genovese
  • Parsley- Plain Leaved 2

Wow thats all I can say, quite a lot I must say but the flowers will look great. i haven’t sowed alot of veg this year as I know now what gets eaten and what doesn’t, but this year herbs are a must I plan to sow some more later on.

What are you sowing for the upcoming months?

April 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm 1 comment

Blooming Bulbs

Currently in the flower bed the bulbs have grown massive, with the daffodil flower buds near bursting and more crocuses appearing everyday, spring is right around the corner and I can’t wait!

 The flower bed may still have gaps in it as the tulips are still only poking their noses through the ground along with the other types of bulbs I planted, but It will fill out as the other plants get larger. The picture of the little bulb poking through is the alliums (which I absolutely adore). I’ll also be able to start to sow some flowers soon as long as the weather improves.

Hopefully the flower bed is going to look great this year come late spring/early summer the bed will be chock full of fleurs, just you wait and see.

What are the bulbs like in your garden?

February 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm Leave a comment

Sprouting Greens

These are some of the salads I sowed back in October. Now I said I wanted to plant them outside but thank God I didn’t as we had the coldest winter on record a few weeks later, so yes they are still in the greenhouse I want to get them outside but I think its still a bit too nippy for ’em i’ll have to see by the weekend if there going to be ready or not. But Its nice to have some life in the greenhouse during these really cold months.

Whats going on in your greenhouses ?

January 18, 2011 at 4:15 pm 2 comments

Growing Leeks

This year I decided I wanted to grow leeks even though i hadn’t grown them before.So in March I sowed a variety called ‘Musselburgh’, by april they had shot up and were growing well. When they were about pencil thick I planted them outside, first by dibbling a hole and then twisting them into it so all the roots go in, I don’t fill in the hole just water it to the top and leave them to get on with it.

How Do You Grow Leeks?

October 7, 2010 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

Winter Greens

Well it’s well into october now with the days getting shorter and the weather getting colder. So I decided to sow some winter greens, Red and green lettuces along with some spinach to keep us going through the cold winter months. Last year when I grew spinach I transplanted them outside and they did rather well so hopefully if the weather isn’t too bad (fingers crossed) I can plant them outside.

What winter greens are you growing?

October 6, 2010 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Baby Pumpkins

This is my first year growing pumpkins which is rather exciting their a variety called ‘Jack Be Little’ which is perfect for my little greenhouse. I started them off  in april in peat pots and later transplanted them into the grow bags and have supported them with strings so they would grow onto the bench on the side.

It started last week when i was getting worried that my pumpkin hadn’t sprouted any female flowers only male ones, so as i went into the greenhouse to water the plants  I checked the pumkin and noticed a female flower, I thought result! And then I spotted another one! Great! So the next day I came back and pollinated both of them with a earbud which in my experience works really well. 

These are the pumpkins at the moment. I’ve named them after my good friends, mollie on the left and Shane on the right. So I pollinated them successfully and now all I have to do is wait but thats the hardest part, hopefully they’ll be ready in time for halloween.

Are you growing pumpkins this year ?

September 11, 2010 at 9:30 pm Leave a comment

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