Anybody in the UK Gardening?

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Anybody in the UK Gardening?

Post: # 261426Post Durgan »

Is anybody gardening in the UK this year? I seem to be the only person posting.

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Post: # 261428Post demi »

iv got a few flowers on the go, but im not in the UK.
i thought you were in canada?

iv started some venus fly trap seeds. no traps yet, just leaves so far. iv got no idea about this plant and im a bit concerned its not get traps yet. iv read they only ever get 7 leaves at a time and i think mine are close to 7 just now. we'll wait and see what happens.

i sowed lots of seeds id collected form gardens in the uk. including various poppies, hoochera and lots of other things i dont know the name of at the moment ( got it written somewhere ) but nothing has come up.

i also plants lots of bulbs, dafodils, various crocus and tulips, but they were a few years old and i think we only got 3 out of about 50 bulbs that germanated. there was also some other mixed bulbs i got in a packet ( cant remember what they were ) and iv just noticed theres about 5 of them came up but they are struggling amist the jungle which is our garden. i didnt reaslise i planted them in the middle of other bulbs which were already established and they are getting a bit suffocated.

not done too well on the flower front, been busy with the edible plants this year.

oh and iv got some lovely new alliums too which my mother-in-law gave me :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Anybody in the UK Gardening?

Post: # 261429Post Odsox »

I most definitely am, but I'm not in the UK so not relevant.
Mind you, I rather like being irrelevant. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Anybody in the UK Gardening?

Post: # 261430Post fifi folle »

I am in UK and juggling gardening with a 10 month old and pregnancy! Not as organised as I would have been previously.

Growing:
mizuna
asian stir fry leaves
spinach
little gems
courgettes
peas
sugar snaps
mangetouts
french beans
radishes
kale
broccoli
chillis
potatoes

Plus the perennials:
strawberries
raspberries
rhubarb
apples
plums
cherries
currants - red n black
blueberries
herbs
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Post: # 261431Post boboff »

Yes I am too buzy gardening to post pictures and latin names of things, plus when I do a job my camera's always flat, and I don't want to get it covered in Mud, I am also not really a blogger type.
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Post: # 261435Post chickenchargrill »

Yup, very busy garden here too. Or at least would be if it wasn't for those darned slugs and snails. Winning the battle at the moment but unless you want photos of all the weeds I'm not keeping on top of, or half eaten plants, there's not a whole lot to see yet.

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Due to heavy rain last month and work commitments I'm a little late starting this year. However I do have 2 raised beds planted out. So far I have got the following on the go:

Broad Beans
Runner Beans
Peas
Courgettes
Carrots
Parsnips
Beetroot
Turnips
Tomatoes
Leeks
Has anyone seen the plot, I seem to have lost mine?

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Re: Anybody in the UK Gardening?

Post: # 261441Post chickenchargrill »

Just been out to water them all and found some flowers on my one of my tom plants!

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Post: # 261443Post Thomzo »

Definitely busy gardening. Too busy to post lots of pics.

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Post: # 261456Post becks77 »

Lots growing in my garden too
Tomatoes in green house
courgettes in and out of greenhouse
cucumbers
cauliflower
beetroot
carrots
tons of peas
dwarf beans
french beans
pumpkins
peppers sweet
leeks
onions
garlic
spied my first strawberries
thornless blackberry
red and black currants
goosegogs
and a fig tree(small) and a cherry tree
lettuce and leaves
have put in parsnips but no show might have to have anothe r go
and rather too much bind weed for my liking!!!
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Post: # 261458Post becks77 »

ps forgot the herbs too!
Lots going on for a tiddly garden :)
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Re: Anybody in the UK Gardening?

Post: # 261461Post gregorach »

Hell yes. Weather's been a bit bloody weird though, and I've been having terrible trouble with the pigeons...
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Re: Anybody in the UK Gardening?

Post: # 261500Post Durgan »

Let us see some pictures. Gardening and Camera fit like a glove. They are Siamese twins. Everybody has a camera these days.

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Post: # 261502Post The Riff-Raff Element »

Durgan wrote:Everybody has a camera these days.
I don't. I'm behind the curve :mrgreen:

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Re: Anybody in the UK Gardening?

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Durgan wrote:Let us see some pictures. Gardening and Camera fit like a glove. They are Siamese twins. Everybody has a camera these days.
I don't have a camera---not even a camera on my cell phone. I don't want one and don't plan to get one until I can't get a cell without it anymore.

That being said, I guess I am selfish because I really do enjoy seeing photos of other people's gardens.

Also, I am not in the UK, but I am doing a lot of gardening as I do each year. This year we cut back somewhat, and are only growing;

Tomatoes
Beets
Cucs
Peppers
Sweet Corn
Green Beans
Lettuces
Melons
Asparagus
Onions
Potatoes
Strawberries
Zuchs
A few herbs

Weather here has been pretty mild, exept the past five days, which were HOT. But now we are back to mild (almost cold last night).
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