Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Country Value seeds from Netto

I saw a recent advert from Netto for Country Value seeds for only 19p per packet. Well at that price you just have to buy them! Here are some of the ones that I bought.

Beetroot perfect 3 sow by Aug 2010
Carrot Autumn King 2 sow by Aug 2010
Carrot Early Nantes 2 sow by Aug 2011
Radish French Breakfast 3 sow by Aug 2010
Radish Sparkler 3 sow by Aug 2010
Onion White Lisbon Sow by Aug 2011
Leek Musselburgh sow by Aug 2011
Dwarf Bean Tendergreen Sow by Aug 2010
Pea Kelvendon Wonder sow by Aug 2010
Runner Bean Enorma sow by Aug 2010
Runner Bean Scarlet Emperor sow by Aug 2010
Marigold French Dwarf Double Mixed sow by 2011
Marigold (African) Double Mixed sow by 2011
Nasturtium Tom Thumb Mixed sow by 2010

I'll let you know how I get on with them later in the year.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Sunday Morning

I just had to get on and start something for the garden so decided to do a few pots of herbs today. I visited my favourite garden centre this morning and bought two little pots to get going as I had all the seeds. I bought some cute lollystick type seedling labels made by Burgon & Ball, I hated using the plastic ones last year! If I don't write the dates on them then I can re-use them.

I bought some more wild bird seed yesterday and hung up a new fatball feeder. I was amazed this morning as there were so many birds having their breakfast. It's so cold so I thought I would do my bit to help nature. They also enjoyed my homemade (stale) bread. Ian said I had enough bread in the garden to feed all the birds in Iwade! But the time we got back from the garden centre it was almost gone.

Back to work for me in the morning after almost two weeks break. Not looking forward to having to get up early and snow is forecast for the week ahead.

Bye for now.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year

Well another year is over and I am looking forward to sowing some seeds for this year. I have already bought most of my seeds from the sales at the end of the summer. I haven't actually planned everything as I need to add another little raised bed soon. I had planned to do it in September but then got busy and didn't get round to doing it!

I managed to dig over the veg plot a few days before Christmas and I am glad I did as it was a good excuse to relax and forget all the things you should be rushing around doing at that time of year. It looks quite empty now apart from some spinach and leeks (which are not very big yet!)

I've entered some competitions on the BBC Gardening web site today in the hope that maybe I might win something, well someone has to!

I was lucky to receive some gardening gifts for Christmas presents and these will come in handy this year. My sister Danielle bought me a wonderful trug and I am looking forward to using it in the warmer months. My friend Debbie at work bought me a lovely set including a gardening apron and some brass plant labels which she knew I needed. Paula bought me a wicked pair of Fat Face Yetti slippers, they are so warm I don't want to take them off!

Anyway better get on and finish the roast lamb dinner (with home grown Rosemary).

Happy New Year to you all.