Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Catching Up!

I know I haven't got round to visiting your blogs, but I'm busy playing catch up at home. Apart from the inevitable washing, ironing, and housework, groan. I thought you would far rather see how things have been growing
The back of the small greenhouse!

T-rex on the right, the small tray of tomato seedlings in the middle, which need potting on desperately! Brugs and Gingers on the left!

French Beans and Peas! I now have a cloche which I bought from Good Old Wilkinsons, which I need to set up, if I do that this weekend, I should be able to get these in the ground!

The new caster oil plant for the front garden, is growing in leaps and bounds! You can just see the trays of onions on the right!

Plus my stand still in the small greenhouse, full to the brim with alsorts

Moving over to the big greenhouse, the bargain prop no longer wears its cover as everything has got too big!!!

The standard Brug is bursting into life!

the other brugs are also slowly coming back

I have lost a couple of my new ones from last year fortunately I had taken cuttings, although sadly I have lost both the mother plant and cuttings of my apricot one!

Outside thinks are bursting to get going, as winter hasn't quite lost her grasp,
but as you can see somethings don't want to wait

The Gunnera, raring to go!

Some new buys

and finally I must Thank Yolanda @ Bliss for this idea, she did it last year and I thought they where devine so went to my fav shop Wilkinsons (from where you can now buy online) and bought packs of tulip bulbs last autumn planted them and topped them with violas and pansies! I am pleased

but do be aware that when you buy from a bargain shop you do not necessarily get tulips of the colour named on the pack! I was annoyed at first but now I like the randomness! (if theres such a word)


Chris said...

The tulips look great with the violas! Great idea. I tried tulips in the ground with the forgetmenots but I think the slugs may have had them - only a few have surfaced. Do you have your gunnera in a pot to keep it under control?

Ex-Shammickite said...

See what happens when you go away for a few days.... everything goes wild in the greenhouse! Looking good.

A wildlife gardener said... are bursting with life, dear Libby! I look forward to visiting another exotic jungle of unusual plants this summer :)

Cheryl said...

Love the planters Libby, they look lovely.
Gosh everything has really jumped away in the greenhouses. The castor oil plant looks very healthy.

My Gunnera was covered with fleece, frost overnight damaged all the new growth. Sigh.

Allotment Lady said...

A big pat on the back for whoever has so lovingly been looking after all your plants - they are all wonderful. I haven't even started sowing tomatoes yet!

I saw the violas/pansies/forgetmeknots tulips idea at Monet's garden outside Paris - and they looked stunning there in the big flower borders - a sight I will never forget.

Yours look really pretty too and well worth the forward planning and then the long wait.

What a nice surprise for you when you came home

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Random tulips, I like it! ;-)Your pots with tulips and violets look stunning Libby, well done!

All the plants and seedlings in your greenhouses look great too. Soon you will be able to put them outside.

BTW I have put up a blog today that is garanteed to make you smile.

Mark said...

I love this time of the year, could do with a few more hours in the day though as their is so much to do.

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