Everything is Blooming in Scotland

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ladykathryn
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Everything is Blooming in Scotland

Post: # 58533Post ladykathryn
Thu May 24, 2007 5:32 pm

My cabbage didn't do well but my lettuce is Brilliant and big, my Spinich is beautiful the sweet peas are growing tall, the roses are coming out, the herbs are just too herby for words, the flowers are all trying hard to bloom the strawberries have LARGE flowers waiting for the bees to sneak by, the tomatoes are big and getting ready to flower, my glads are happy, and we have three sets of nesting birds that are doing beautifully...can you tell I'm excited. I can't wait until my purple carrots are ready already nibbled on some lovely radishes. YUMMMY!!

I am so proud of my wee garden patch and all the stuff that is doing well. I am making lists already for next year. Great stuff.

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Post: # 58545Post Annpan
Thu May 24, 2007 7:09 pm

bugger...

I think I planted everything too late, my tomatoes are tiny, stawberries have 1 flower, lettuces are small and herbs are also tiny, sweet peas are huge though (shame they're not edible) :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Post: # 58548Post Shirley
Thu May 24, 2007 7:18 pm

Sounds great LK - we are not as far advanced as that, although the strawberries do have flowers, as do some of the other soft fruits.

I LOVE sweet peas... are yours the everlasting or annuals? We get a lot of wind up here (in the garden, not a personal affliction) and I wonder whether sweet peas would last very long.
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Post: # 58581Post ohareward
Thu May 24, 2007 11:53 pm

I have a small patch of garden at the end of the raspberries planted with sweetpeas. They keep seeding and keep coming up each year. We are coming into winter and they are up about 10cm. I love the smell.

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Post: # 58654Post ladykathryn
Fri May 25, 2007 5:47 pm

Since this is my first garden I have both kinds, annuals etc. So I am hoping for an even better garden next year. To keep the wind from trashing em totally as I live on a hill I got one of those expandable willow fences from B&Q and put posts in deeply tying them up as they grow. Makes an nice sweet pea hollow for them to live in. It's wide enough for me to weed inbetween the rows.

I have them growing near the tayberries and raspberries. My blue berries are taking shape I have three types that should keep me in blueberry muffins until late in the season!

I had a fancy gazeebo that had broken zippers on the mesh so I ripped away and saved the mesh bits to cover all my fruit in my garden. Its sturdy and looks quite tidy when covering em from the birds. I like to share but they are simply too greedy for me!

I had another lovely salad with my veggie pepper steak and chips tonight it was braw!! The radishes were huge and very light in flavour. Nothing better than something that tender and fresh! :flower:
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