My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

Tag: cottage gardening

Funky vegetable seeds

For my birthday in February my lovely friend gave me a kit of ‘funky’ vegetable seeds and everything’s need to grow them. They were supposed to be started in April but I was trying to wait until the nights weren’t as cold as didn’t want to put them off growing before they started, however, I decided today was the day. Here is the box:

It included the following: seeds x5 although I’m only growing the ones I think we’ll eat, compost disks to be soaked in water before using, blank labels and coir pots

I’m growing tomatoes, carrots and courgettes. Once the compost disks are in water and have grown they look like this

You then break up the compost and put in your coir puts, sow the seeds and cover with more compost and of course label them. I’ll let you know I’m how I get on

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Wordless Wednesday – spring trough

Camellias in my garden 2021

Wordless Wednesday- muscari

Wordless Wednesday- Golden Apeldoorn

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Seed sowing March 2021

I started my seed sowing in the greenhouse today. Sunflowers which I haven’t grown for a long time, Tithonia which are new to me. I think Monty Don on BBC Gardeners world grows them and I always like them so thought I would give them a go. Also some poppies probably more than I wanted as the seeds are tiny!

Wordless Wednesday- purple crocus

Happy Valentine’s Day

I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day for reasons we go into here but I do love red roses so here’s some we cut off one from our garden when pruning a rose last autumn