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  1. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    I only have two very LEGGY seedling sprouted so far. I didn't bother labelling anything in the first round, so I THINK they're butternut squash. :D
     
  2. Ag

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    I've planted some carrots and broccoli.

    Also on the look out for some isolation obtainable pre grown tomato plants, because my own efforts have been traditionally dismal.
     
  3. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    i can never seem to grow tomatoes. is it cos its too cold oop north?

    @Shirley to confirm
     
  4. Alex

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    Nope, I had a very successful crop of tomatoes last year and year before.
    Not even in a greenhouse
    Though I stick to cherry toms
     
  5. wendy the goat

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    I can grow them no bother, b they just never seen to get very big
     
  6. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    I have grown them before but my patio is very sunny and sheltered. Even then hardly any of them ripened and I ended up picking them all green and sticking them in a box with a banana
     
  7. big ron

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    I find the grafted plants worked best up in these bleak lands. Especially if you're only doing small garden grows. Seeds are all well and good until you've got 30 vines taking up every inch of space.
     
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  8. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    Ooh I think the basil seeds from those stupid M&S giveaways might be growing too. It's all going on
     
  9. big ron

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    This was a selection of my tomato haul last year. Disco.

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  10. Ag

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    I think it's requires quite specific conditions and a lot of attention. Temperature control and an eye for when to move them outside for example. Best save that shit for retirement. Although it might not be too late right now.
     
  11. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    they're gorgeous @big ron

    yeah, i don't think i have the patience or faculty for tomatoes
     
  12. big ron

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    The purpley ones were so tasty, I picked up three plants from my garden centre mid may last year and they were a doddle to grow compared to doing them from seed. I'm just doing that again.
     
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    Yeah I've had some great results with pre grown ones.
     
  14. Star

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    This is my garden this morning, and I'm glad we built this climbing frame last year considering we're stuck at home now!!



     
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  15. Star

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    I was supposed to have a few weeks now to work on the garden while Dannii started at nursery and before I went back to work. Wasn't meant to be though :(
     
  16. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    Well just LOOK AT THAT :disco:
     
  17. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    I would if I could see them :(
     
  18. Kate

    Kate she's for the streets BITCH

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    I'm off to Star's with a big bag of cans.
     
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  19. Star

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    You're welcome, we've enough space to sit 2 meters apart.
     
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  20. Ag

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    I love my petite lil garden. But Star's I'd go to fucking town on.
     
  21. big ron

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    I have activity in my BEETS and Ron Jr brought a seed home he’s planted at school and apparently its some form of bean so I grow beans now too
     
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  22. Star

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    Schools always plant beans!

    I absolutely love spending time in the garden, but the past 3 years it's gone to pot a bit as I just haven't got time. I had plans to paint that bench and table this year. The patio bit extends further back towards the house, which is where my greenhouse and veg trug are. Again I had plans to build a raised vegetable bed there, but nursery closing put boot to that :(
     
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    Yeah I've been RUBBISH the last couple of years. This year is going to be the tits.
     
  24. Star

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    When we buy our forever/ retirement home, the garden has got to be at least as big as my current :D I'm totally going to grow my own fruit/veg then.
     
  25. Star

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    Some of the stuff you see on that fb gardening group, omg! Some of those outdoor kitchens/bars are insane.
     
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    Hello gardening experts, I have a depressing balcony which is in the shade 24 hours a day. Is there anything pleasant I could try and keep alive out there which needs... Well... Minimal direct sunlight.
     
  27. Alex

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    well move up this way you’ll get that easily :D
     
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  28. Star

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    Copied this from a fb group;

    Shaded flower beds are my favourite, they're perfect for what I call fairy flowers ‍♀️

    Hedging/shrubs like sarcococca hookeriana (which will give you winter interest) and choisya ternata and Daphne odora (which will both give you lovely scent). Other shade lovers include hydrangea petiolaris, lonicera tragophylla and lonicera x purpusii 'Winter Beauty', Arum italicum 'Marmoratum', anemone nemorosa.

    And some of my personal favourites are: hellebores, snowdrops, bluebells, daffodils, fritillaria, lily of the valley, and foxgloves.

    You can also grow ferns, euphorbias and hostas for interesting foliage.

    That should hopefully give you some ideas hun. Enjoy your garden
     
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  29. Star

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    Geranium, vinca, euphorbia, Japanese anemone, ferns , tree ferns, fatsia , japonica, azaleas.
     
  30. Star

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    Ferns,Hosta,hotlips,hydrangeas,acer,grasses,Lilly’s,bleeding hearts
     
  31. Star

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    I love lilies!
     
  32. lolly

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    Another thing to watch with balconies (particularly if you are higher up, or your flat is in a block which often have their own microclimate) is the wind.
     
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    I love the smell of geranium
     
  34. Shirley

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    I've grown lots of CHILLI seedlings which I have no idea what to do with next. Do they have to stay indoors? Do they grow ENORMOUS?
     
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    I've had chilli plants before but they didn't grow massive. I think I would keep them indoors for a little bit longer, perhaps till mid May.
     
  36. Star

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    I feel @Floppet has grown chillies before.
     
  37. Floppet

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    I've grown scotch bonnets a few times because I needed them for jerk chicken and found it difficult to get hold of them.

    @Shirley I kept the scotch bonnets indoors but had to do plant sex to get chillies on them (fine paintbrush and eggcup of water used to transfer the pollen from one flower to another). Don''t think I'd have had to do that if they were outside though. They probably grew about 3 feet tall at most but I've no idea about other varieties. I tagged you in a FB photo so you can see what I did with them (it's 11 years ago).
     
  38. Beverley

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    Shirley, can we see how big they are? :ken:

    The last time I grew chillies, I put the seedlings into pots and when they started to flower, I was so distraught by the idea of doing the plant sex, I took them outside. They were quite happy on the steps of my conservatory.
     
  39. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    Ooh I'm going to have to log into Facebook for the first time in I don't know how long to look at Floppet's chillis

    Oh they look quite manageable. Although goodness knows where I'm going to put them all. Maybe some of them won't survive PRICKING OUT :ken:
     
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  40. Shirley

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    I'm not scared of PLANT SEX. I've done it with COURGETTES
     
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