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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Geranium seedlings

Last weekend i visited my local garden centre just really to have a look around for ideas than actually buy anything as by this time of the year i m mostly organised with vegetable and flower seeds so there's not a great deal i want.

I tend to sew my own seed as i find buying plants expensive.

However i did buy 2 pots of geranium seedling, 20 in each, 
all huddled together and needing to be pricked out into individual small pots. I felt at £2.99 a pot they were not a bad price for the money.
So they are now all potted up and in my porch waiting for the warmer weather to arrive.

Just thought i'd throw my Amaryllis in to show you all. 

Thursday, 5 February 2015

All Set And Ready To Go

Well I'm ready and all set to go, just waiting for the warmer weather to arrive.

Had a bit of trouble though this year with my potato seed . I have for many years now bought Desiree from my allotment society and have usually had a good crop, but on harvesting them last year i lost half the crop to blight.

Not being deterred by this i ordered Desiree again this year, but when the seed arrived all three 2.5kg  bags had a rotten potato in each bag. No way was i going to put them in my soil, so i went to my local garden centre and chose six different varieties all desease resistant.

I wonder if it was just a bad year for that variety so hopefully i will have better luck this year using different seed.