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Our New Kitchen Garden

This was the site of our other little Pond..Have stood all my Tom plants out along the back, to benefit from the Rain, only one is planted..This bed at the mo, has Strawberry Plants...flowering already, Lettuce, and Beets,
When the Cues are ready, this is the bed they will be planted in...Very pleased with the progress...



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Thats great Sue xx

28 Apr, 2012

 

Now..this is lovely, you have given me an idea how to plant them, many thanks for this picture! :)))

28 Apr, 2012

amy
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Your Toms are much bigger and further forward than ours Sue , we have flowers on our Strawberries as well , I love going out before breakfast to pick a few Strawberries when they are ready .......

28 Apr, 2012

 

Looks lovely out there Crissue, I would not dare plant my tomatoes outside yet much too cold here. Raining again at the moment even though it was supposed not to do so today. lol. Forecast for tomorrow is torrential rain. Yay just what we need I think not!!!!! Cricket matches rained off so no pub tonight for me. :o(

28 Apr, 2012

 

great sue, my strawberries have sprouted again with the mild winter :o))

28 Apr, 2012

 

Looks very good already for saying its so early in the year, my toms are still inside in the warm;-) i find my garden is always a couple of weeks behind everyones elses because its so cold and windy where i live:-(

28 Apr, 2012

 

Excellent

28 Apr, 2012

 

Hi everyone, thanks, we're really pleased with how it's coming along...My Toms are out for the first time overnight last night just to take up the benefit of the well needed natural stuff...One Cherry Tom is planted, and is covered when needed at night...
Amy I started my Toms in Feb in the Sun room, I got fed up having to wait till July for picking almost, like previous years, that's why they are so advanced...I kept them at 20c at night, and just natural sunlight during the day...I have also got salad leaf seeds, so as the Letuces are used, (and they are dotted everywhere) I replace with seeds...
All the herbs are in pots nearby to save space too...
I also did what my dad used to do and buy his young Strawberry plants and plant them the previous Autumn, it gives them a head start in Spring, and I'm quite happy for them to cascade onto the Patio, all adds...

The simple ideas Michaella always work well lol...

28 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Sue.. looks great :o)

28 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Terra, nice to see things moving along, especially when you can eat them lol...

28 Apr, 2012

 

All looking good.

28 Apr, 2012

 

That looks great Crissue....how funny that I am building a pond and you are filling one in! :)

28 Apr, 2012

 

Hi everyone, Happy Sunday to all....

Thanks Carol...:o)))

Hi Karen, been trying to create space in our small Garden, we overwintered the Fish until end of March when OH got the new Pond in...less lawn now, but hey ho, that's how it goes...

29 Apr, 2012

 

Less lawn is a good thing in my book Crissue! I was busy replacing lawn last summer...thinking we would need to move again from here and lawn would make the garden more appealing to buyers. But now I have given up on that whole moving idea. I can't find anything that we can afford to buy that is nicer than here, so I am now back to removing lawn! lol :))

29 Apr, 2012

 

I did think back in the Summer when you spoke of moving, how you'll miss that garden, and all the work you've put into it...We only put seven years into our old House, and garden from an acre of bramble...and when the new people bought it, they ripped the whole lot out, some of the beautiful Oaks too...I was flabbergasted..wish we'd sold to English now, but there you go, not everyone appreciates the Garden the way we do...and to redo what you've acheived already, will take years as you know...I'm glad you're staying, it looks and feels to me, perfect...and with the new extension, wowee...nuf said...(not always about money)...be happy...:o))))

30 Apr, 2012

 

Oh I totally agree Crissue. It's not usually about money at all....as you can tell from the amount I 'invest' in my garden! lol!! No, we considered moving because there are a lot of neighbours here and trampolenes and children playing footie at the front and wrecking the playground and all the trees in the green get vandalised. Then there are the teens at night hanging around in there shouting and doing goodness knows what on the playground. However, although that sounds pretty awful (and it can be), we have a lovely house that will never be too big for us, the quiet beach only a mile away, I can walk to shops in 15 mins, and this lovely garden that I put my heart and soul in to. I just can't find anything that I would like better (that we could afford to buy!). Perhaps in 10 years we will feel differently, but you can't live with the thought of moving in your head all the time. I need to get my roots down properly! I think a lot of it it emotional attachment to my old house, which I still dream about from time to time. We were in it for 18 years through two major renovation/conversion jobs and I also grew that garden from scratch. The children were born there etc......you know what I mean! :))

30 Apr, 2012

 

sure do....shame about the noise...still hopefully they will grow up and move on...lol...

30 Apr, 2012

 

Yes, exactly! :))

30 Apr, 2012



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