Sunday, 29 March 2009

Green Fingers...

Here is the garden post I promised. Mam and Dad decided to get some landscapers in and rip up some of the flagstones out front and have a new fence. I should have taken a before and after picture but I didn't get the camera out in time so here is a 'during' picture.

I've kind of caught the bug this year and decided to plant Carrots, Leeks, Lettuce, Parsnips, a Cherry tree, a Blueberry bush, Honeysuckle, Sweet Peas and thats about it so far. Oh and some radom flowers I cant remember the name of.

I bought a seed shelving unit thing with a plastic cover because I tried to grow some flowers form seed last year in the shed and it was a disaster. But the plastic frame thing seems to be working see below...lettuce

I'm rather pleased at how well they are doing. I also planted the Cherry tree a while ago and it's opened out quite nicely. But i think the blueberry bush has suffered some frost damage.
Any tips anyone has would be greatly appreciated as I'm a nooooob.

Love and germination.


  1. My blueberry's are sulking to. The seedlings look great though. Tip about sweet peas. If growing from seed soak for 24 hours in warm water first or they won't germinate. And Honeysuckle can be a thug. Now I feel really guilty for noe being out in the garden.

  2. lol, thanks for the tips. don't feel guilty - i'm just finding something else to do other than my sodding dissertation. lol. procrastinating in the garden! yay!