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Getting closer..

to having my new greenhouse up and running! Still lots of work to do but someone has been very busy digging up tree roots:


This is how the site looks now, with sharp sand and cement being delivered tomorrow to lay the base for the slabs – so further updates to come soon…


Running out of space

I’m missing my little plastic greenhouse at the moment as I’m running out of room for all my seedlings. Hopefully we will see some progress with the new greenhouse soon as I need it! Today’s activities included repotting some sorry looking cauliflower seedlings which have
somehow survived since last October. I put some out in a raised bed yesterday but still have a lot of plants to find a home for if they start to thrive in their new pots.

Sowed another pot of coriander plus some rocket and mixed salad leaves and then got a bit carried away with a small seed tray of lobelia, another of antirrhinum and some pots with 4 sweet peas in each and another couple of nasturtium in pots.

Then some tidying up, sorting out some empty pots and trays and thinking about what to grow next – before it was time for a lovely BBQ, what a great Sunday. 

Meanwhile, back in the plastic greenhouse…

Meanwhile, back in the plastic greenhouse...

Cucumbers were coming on nicely – or so I thought for a nano-second before realising that these had appeared overnight – my dear other half had tied some mini cucumbers to the plants to make me think my green fingers really were magical. Did make me laugh though and we did eventually have home grown cucumbers to eat.

Last year’s plastic greenhouse didn’t survive but this one was a very cheap replacement – £10 from Asda!