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I've been a busy bee, most of the tumbling tomatoes are now potted in their new home for the summer.

Carnations potted looking lovely.

Spinach outside now. I grew that from seed.

So I have some more seeds in.

New batch of celery in.

New batch of chives in with the existing to boost it up.

Those goji's they are now double the size. I'm really impressed with the goji's. They were certainly a prize buy this year, they are so hardy.

The borlotti beans, the strongest ones are going to have to go outside by the end of this week.

I've decided where I am going to put the courgettes, although I have to give the existing soil a lot more nutrients due to the tall container getting soaked in rain outside during the wintertime.

Composting is still happening, realise now I have to put in a lot more brown in and cut everything up small when composting.  Although I have put some in the big containers, just a small layer with bought compost above and below.  See how it goes.

Sweet peppers from seed now in the next phase each having their own space to grow.

Chili as flowered.

Blueberry has flowered.

Cucumber has flowers and cucumbers.

Big Tom tomato plant is outside now.

Going to have decide were to put the goji's as they like to climb and they like full sun.

Grape vine ain't doing much, even in full sun.  Although the olive tree is coming along.

Beetroot - looks like I shall have a lot more than I can eat. I really put it in for the nutrients in the leaves this year.

Rainbow Chard is trying, very trying and some is still limping along.  Although I did put some glass jars on some to stop the snails etc. Give them a chance to get stronger. Next time I shall keep them inside to give them a better chance before putting them outside.

I've so many birds visiting now, there was about 14 on the front today, and redbreast has had a good look at the tumbling tomato plants. It's like he told all his friends, next thing I know, I've got 14 little birds on the front.  So I gave them some bread, and leftover cake to satisfy them. I told that redbreast he is to leave my tomatoes alone.

I think I'm going to have get some netting for my blueberry plant, I've put it very close to my door, as the birds don't usually come in that close.

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(06-05-2018, 06:02 PM)Guest Wrote: I've been a busy bee, most of the tumbling tomatoes are now potted in their new home for the summer.

Carnations potted looking lovely.

Spinach outside now. I grew that from seed.

So I have some more seeds in.

New batch of celery in.

New batch of chives in with the existing to boost it up.

Those goji's they are now double the size. I'm really impressed with the goji's. They were certainly a prize buy this year, they are so hardy.

The borlotti beans, the strongest ones are going to have to go outside by the end of this week.

I've decided where I am going to put the courgettes, although I have to give the existing soil a lot more nutrients due to the tall container getting soaked in rain outside during the wintertime.

Composting is still happening, realise now I have to put in a lot more brown in and cut everything up small when composting.  Although I have put some in the big containers, just a small layer with bought compost above and below.  See how it goes.

Sweet peppers from seed now in the next phase each having their own space to grow.

Chili as flowered.

Blueberry has flowered.

Cucumber has flowers and cucumbers.

Big Tom tomato plant is outside now.

Going to have decide were to put the goji's as they like to climb and they like full sun.

Grape vine ain't doing much, even in full sun.  Although the olive tree is coming along.

Beetroot - looks like I shall have a lot more than I can eat. I really put it in for the nutrients in the leaves this year.

Rainbow Chard is trying, very trying and some is still limping along.  Although I did put some glass jars on some to stop the snails etc. Give them a chance to get stronger. Next time I shall keep them inside to give them a better chance before putting them outside.

I've so many birds visiting now, there was about 14 on the front today, and redbreast has had a good look at the tumbling tomato plants. It's like he told all his friends, next thing I know, I've got 14 little birds on the front.  So I gave them some bread, and leftover cake to satisfy them. I told that redbreast he is to leave my tomatoes alone.

I think I'm going to have get some netting for my blueberry plant, I've put it very close to my door, as the birds don't usually come in that close.

Heartflowers

Good idea, the birds get lot's! Our berry harvest looks to be epic! Apples too! Looks awesome!
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(06-05-2018, 10:04 PM)bigD111 Wrote:
(06-05-2018, 06:02 PM)Guest Wrote: I've been a busy bee, most of the tumbling tomatoes are now potted in their new home for the summer.

Carnations potted looking lovely.

Spinach outside now. I grew that from seed.

So I have some more seeds in.

New batch of celery in.

New batch of chives in with the existing to boost it up.

Those goji's they are now double the size. I'm really impressed with the goji's. They were certainly a prize buy this year, they are so hardy.

The borlotti beans, the strongest ones are going to have to go outside by the end of this week.

I've decided where I am going to put the courgettes, although I have to give the existing soil a lot more nutrients due to the tall container getting soaked in rain outside during the wintertime.

Composting is still happening, realise now I have to put in a lot more brown in and cut everything up small when composting.  Although I have put some in the big containers, just a small layer with bought compost above and below.  See how it goes.

Sweet peppers from seed now in the next phase each having their own space to grow.

Chili as flowered.

Blueberry has flowered.

Cucumber has flowers and cucumbers.

Big Tom tomato plant is outside now.

Going to have decide were to put the goji's as they like to climb and they like full sun.

Grape vine ain't doing much, even in full sun.  Although the olive tree is coming along.

Beetroot - looks like I shall have a lot more than I can eat. I really put it in for the nutrients in the leaves this year.

Rainbow Chard is trying, very trying and some is still limping along.  Although I did put some glass jars on some to stop the snails etc. Give them a chance to get stronger. Next time I shall keep them inside to give them a better chance before putting them outside.

I've so many birds visiting now, there was about 14 on the front today, and redbreast has had a good look at the tumbling tomato plants. It's like he told all his friends, next thing I know, I've got 14 little birds on the front.  So I gave them some bread, and leftover cake to satisfy them. I told that redbreast he is to leave my tomatoes alone.

I think I'm going to have get some netting for my blueberry plant, I've put it very close to my door, as the birds don't usually come in that close.

Heartflowers

Good idea, the birds get lot's!    Our berry harvest looks to be epic!  Apples too!  Looks awesome!

Brilliant! Now that apple tree just might be my treat of the year! You've got me thinking about that again.
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It's all in now, and the beans are so funny, they give me a laugh every day.

Just checked in with you to share that I am eating my very first home grown cucumber. I thought it best to take it off to give the rest of the fruit a chance.



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(06-08-2018, 08:22 PM)Guest Wrote: It's all in now, and the beans are so funny, they give me a laugh every day.

Just checked in with you to share that I am eating my very first home grown cucumber. I thought it best to take it off to give the rest of the fruit a chance.



Heartflowers

Your posts are such a joy. It proves that a garden, no matter the size, can refresh the spirit in such a wonderful way.

Hugs

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(06-09-2018, 08:21 AM)SlowLoris Wrote:
(06-08-2018, 08:22 PM)Guest Wrote: It's all in now, and the beans are so funny, they give me a laugh every day.

Just checked in with you to share that I am eating my very first home grown cucumber. I thought it best to take it off to give the rest of the fruit a chance.



Heartflowers

Your posts are such a joy. It proves that a garden, no matter the size, can refresh the spirit in such a wonderful way.

Hugs

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Thank you, yes, it does.

I've tried putting some strawberries and tomatoes on the fence this year to see how they will do in that position.

It's fun trying different things and way's of doing things. To see what works best.

I've had to give the beans some sticks to climb up and more support for the cucumber too.

I'm going to have to do a sun dance this evening, and tell the boss my garden requires sunshine.

Heartflowers  Chuckle
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I gave my beans, sunflowers to climb. They seem to like each other just fine.

I gave the peppers each a sunflower to help them survive the brutal summer sun. They too, are getting along beautifully.

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(06-09-2018, 08:19 PM)SlowLoris Wrote: I gave my beans, sunflowers to climb. They seem to like each other just fine.

I gave the peppers each a sunflower to help them survive the brutal summer sun. They too, are getting along beautifully.

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Great idea

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PERMACULTURE IN SLOVENA.

Bountiful Permaculture at a Slovenian Eco Glamping Village.

"The Garden Village in Bled is such an incredible place! The owner decided that alongside the amazing glamping tents and treehouses there should be an abundance of food. And that these plants not only produce delicious food, but also have aesthetic qualities to them. It is such a fantastic idea and it is a great way of sharing knowledge with visitors. There are so many cases where it is the first time people have seen apples growing on trees etc and is such a wonderful demonstration of linking permaculture with a hugely popular business. For

information about Garden Village follow this link:"

https://gardenvillagebled.com





If I went on holiday to Slovenia I'd go and stay at their Eco Village.

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Red breast came to visit again today, looking at everything he was and kept looking at me. He kept on sitting on the head of St Francis of Assisi. A figure that someone gifted me with nearly two decades ago.

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