Saturday, 11 April 2009

Free Seeds

For those of you that caught the latest Gardeners World (I didn't but my sister told me!) they are giving away free seeds (again). Here is the link http://www.bbc.co.uk/digin/index.shtml

I went to Millbrooks Garden Centre today with my mum and sister and we all made use of our 30% discount vouchers as it was raining (you get 10% if it the sun is out). This is to celebrate 30 years in the business. We stopped a while and had lunch in their restaurant for soup and a sandwhich then it was time to get home and get on with some gardening!

I always come away from my sisters with a bag of plants. She has a large garden and a big green house. This week it was dwarf runner beans she grew for me for the new troughs she bought me as an early birthday present and a cutting off of her dark red grass. Well she bought one for about £2 and managed to get three plants from it! I get all my gardening advice from her as she always knows what to do and when. She was that one that told me to cut straight through my Hostas and I've done it ever since. The first time I was a bit worried about killing the plant, but it gets easier the more you do. This is my favourite plant and I have tons of them in pots and in the gravel area. They do better in the gravel because the slugs don't like it! I like it when they poke through the soil/gravel at this time of year and then when they flower.

Anyway tomorrow I plan to move the rest of the plants from the veg bed area as my husband is making the new frame on Tuesday.

Enjoy your Easter eggs tomorrow! Amanda x

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