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Outdoor planted garlics coming along nicely. This is one of the best storing products to grow. We harvested a good crop last July & are still using them. 
Wild garlic and bulbs planted?
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Outdoor planted garlics coming along nicely. This is one of the best storing products to grow. We harvested a good crop last July & are still using them. 
Wild garlic and bulbs planted?

We are lucky we have some wild garlic growing in a small woodland at the bottom of our garden. Some lovely tulips now about 100mm high.
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Outdoor planted garlics coming along nicely. This is one of the best storing products to grow. We harvested a good crop last July & are still using them. 
Wild garlic and bulbs planted?

We are lucky we have some wild garlic growing in a small woodland at the bottom of our garden. Some lovely tulips now about 100mm high.
Brilliant! Mrs EO said that she’d spotted a source that would send wild garlic plants through the post and we are thinking about ordering some. Not seen many tulips down this way. Daffs yes but no tulips.
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Outdoor planted garlics coming along nicely. This is one of the best storing products to grow. We harvested a good crop last July & are still using them. 
Wild garlic and bulbs planted?

We are lucky we have some wild garlic growing in a small woodland at the bottom of our garden. Some lovely tulips now about 100mm high.
Brilliant! Mrs EO said that she’d spotted a source that would send wild garlic plants through the post and we are thinking about ordering some. Not seen many tulips down this way. Daffs yes but no tulips.

Good idea - they spread quickly & naturally. We had a lovely display of tulips last year - reds, oranges & yellows mixed. They too split naturally so we were very careful when they had finished in lifting, cleaning & separating the bulbs. I would estimate that we gained 30-40% in our first year. 
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Outdoor planted garlics coming along nicely. This is one of the best storing products to grow. We harvested a good crop last July & are still using them. 
Wild garlic and bulbs planted?

We are lucky we have some wild garlic growing in a small woodland at the bottom of our garden. Some lovely tulips now about 100mm high.
Brilliant! Mrs EO said that she’d spotted a source that would send wild garlic plants through the post and we are thinking about ordering some. Not seen many tulips down this way. Daffs yes but no tulips.

Good idea - they spread quickly & naturally. We had a lovely display of tulips last year - reds, oranges & yellows mixed. They too split naturally so we were very careful when they had finished in lifting, cleaning & separating the bulbs. I would estimate that we gained 30-40% in our first year. 
Excellent - advice and results - thank you. 
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Outdoor planted garlics coming along nicely. This is one of the best storing products to grow. We harvested a good crop last July & are still using them. 
Wild garlic and bulbs planted?

We are lucky we have some wild garlic growing in a small woodland at the bottom of our garden. Some lovely tulips now about 100mm high.
Brilliant! Mrs EO said that she’d spotted a source that would send wild garlic plants through the post and we are thinking about ordering some. Not seen many tulips down this way. Daffs yes but no tulips.

Good idea - they spread quickly & naturally. We had a lovely display of tulips last year - reds, oranges & yellows mixed. They too split naturally so we were very careful when they had finished in lifting, cleaning & separating the bulbs. I would estimate that we gained 30-40% in our first year. 
Excellent - advice and results - thank you. 

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Looking at Monty Don's Spanish  Gardens tonight. It's a repeat ,and can be watched on I player. Majority of what we saw, was inland , and central Spain, 50km from Madrid, then gardens in Valenfia and Toledo.Wonderful 
Conditions  for plants are harsh, it's arid, with cold winters and incredibly  hot dry summer's. 
But, things prosper, as long as you know what's appropriate. 

In contrast , at our allotment,  there has been so much rain( double  the average for Feb), that its difficult  to undertake  some tasks,  which would have been done last year!  
Again it's a case of what we do, and when we do it, is the problem.
There is the additional  concern, it being so mild, that you are lulled in to a false sense of security,  planting  outside, only to find we gave a cold snap, and then have to start again.
Last March, it rained for all but TWO days, goodness knows what this year will bring !

I will say this, gardening, particularly  at an allotment, is a wonderful way to meet others, share ideas, and relive stress. What a contrast to the mess rugby has become, and on that score can see myself watching less and less.
In fact tomorrow if it becomes messy, why prolong the agony..off it goes, and on with the wellies...far better !Wink
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Spring is just around the corner & things are starting to respond to the lighter days & promise of warmer temperatures. I love this part of the year. Our Autumn planted garlic, broad beans, broccoli & cauliflowers are all looking good. Should have some broccoli/caulis by the end of April. 
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Spring is just around the corner & things are starting to respond to the lighter days & promise of warmer temperatures. I love this part of the year. Our Autumn planted garlic, broad beans, broccoli & cauliflowers are all looking good. Should have some broccoli/caulis by the end of April. 

Thank God..it been long winter, but everything at a
allotment saturated. Nothing like home grown cauliflowers/ brocoli thoughWink
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Still getting frosts so no outdoor gardening, I have potted on the Onions from seed, not planted the shallot s yet, but the Chillies are sown in modules in the heated prop.
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1st early potatoes going into the polytunnel later this week. 1st taste late May. 
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I came home to Wales late last Summer…so far..
2 daffs.
-A patio i sealed that’s turned white.
-75 yards of ranch fencing painted that is now as per pre painting
-Tulips I bought at Amsterdam airport that shot up pre Xmas and died pre flower.
-8x6 garden shed built from scratch with a leaky roof.

Bought some primroses from Homebase 2 weeks ango and claimed I’d grown them.

Not sure being away for 30 years has honed my outdoor skills much.

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My cactus and succulent collection is starting to perk up probably water them for the first time at the end of the month. First time since october.
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Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

I came home to Wales late last Summer…so far..
2 daffs.
-A patio i sealed that’s turned white.
-75 yards of ranch fencing painted that is now as per pre painting
-Tulips I bought at Amsterdam airport that shot up pre Xmas and died pre flower.
-8x6 garden shed built from scratch with a leaky roof.

Bought some primroses from Homebase 2 weeks ango and claimed I’d grown them.

Not sure being away for 30 years has honed my outdoor skills much.


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Yesterday got my outdoor early potato bed ready for planting which will be in a couple of weeks. Mrs R planted out her spring sown broad bean plants. They were started off in our propagator, brought on in the polytunnel & are now strong 150mm high healthy looking plants. 

Noticed some flower heads starting to open on our tulips as well - a sure sign that spring is coming. 
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The weather still a problem up here, I have planted some Shallots and early Sharpes Express tatties, nothing else outside yet. In the greenhouse plenty growing with Broad Beans and Peas in cells, radish in the border, lettuce and cress sown and the chillies and peppers will need potting on this week so I can get my tomatoes sown in the house in a heated propagator
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