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Sally Too



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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Location: N.Ireland
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 10 9:51 pm    Post subject: A wander round my garden Reply with quote
    

A wander round my garden....


emmac



Joined: 15 Oct 2009
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Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 10 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Wow - lovely Sally V jealous of your polytunnel, and your dogs are gorgeous

earthyvirgo



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
Posts: 7972
Location: creating prints in the loft, Gerlan
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 10 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Wow!

I'm a shade of green called 'Envy'
You've certainly got green fingers

EV

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21298
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 10 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Land! I'd love to have some land.

Very nice Sally, most impressed with the rhubarb.

Sally Too



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 10 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks folks.

Actually, I've sort of cheated - I've had a bit of help in the garden this year. We've had a few visitors on Helpx (www.helpx.net) and it has made a HUGE difference to the state of my garden. Their help has made me feel all organised and capable.... which if you saw the state of the place last year.......

The rhubarb has never flowered before and I couldn't quite bear to cut the flowers down. I wonder will it go to seed? The flower stalks are amazing right now!

And as for the little four legged helpers! They do tend to get everywhere!

touchwood



Joined: 12 Jul 2009
Posts: 116
Location: Carmarthenshire
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It's beautiful Sally, we don't really eat rhubarb but I think I'll grow some now just for the flowers.

Sally Too



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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Location: N.Ireland
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That's the first time in 20 years that it has flowered!

It has been in that location for about 7 years - and on the other side of hte house before. I think the frost this year caused the flowering as several clumps are in full flower.

welsh veg grower



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 2030
Location: here today but tomorrow...
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

my son is after your dogs, good job you don't live nearer.

Lovely garden / plot, makes me embarrassed at how little I have on mine.

astra



Joined: 05 Apr 2010
Posts: 1243
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That's a lot of tomatoes you're growing! Are you planning to sell some? Also interesting to see the little exercise cart...is there a pony lurking around there somewhere?

Sally Too



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Yup... he's pretty much retired, but still loves a little turn out.


As for the toms, I bottle them.... yum.

Sally Too



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

This is the other part of the vid I took before. It all took forever to load onto photbucket... so you just got one bit last time......



Last year the weeds won. This year I can show it, because I feel it's looking okay... As I said I've had some help.

Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
Posts: 12583
Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

How many tomatoes and what varieties have you got growing?

I've put some interesting ones in this year, including some purple ones.

Sally Too



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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Location: N.Ireland
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I think a bout 80 plants:
Amish Paste, Galina, Black Krim, Grosse Lisse, Costo di Florentio, Marmande, Red Zebra, Rose de Berne, De Colgar and something else - can't remember now!

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I spotted that scampering black puss cat
A.

Sally Too



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nope.... I think you spottted a scampering Patterdale Terrier!

Unless.... do I need to watch again?

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