Author: judithegardener

Calendula officinalis and paraffin

This morning I caught sight of the very first Calendula officinalis seedling and I hope that its appearance may be due in part to my adding paraffin into the mix.. What am I talking about? Well, I was worried about maintaining...

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Three day old Rocket seedlings

The Rocket seedlings are heading up towards the light now and have just their seed leaves on (cotyledons) but soon we should see their first true leaf. When the leaves are fully developed we will see the plant’s...

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Helleborus argutifiolius

What a beautiful and utterly charming plant to have in a spring garden. This vivid acid green variety sits with elegantly drooping flowering heads hanging down under their own weight, but when you pick them up to look inside,...

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Rocket and Lettuce

Yay for Rocket and Lettuce! For today they have popped their tiny little heads through their potting mix to reveal themselves to the world. I planted the seeds on 23 February 2012 and hey presto eight days later they make an...

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Oops I did it again..

Yep.. left the greenhouse door open and forgot to check the weather forecast and of course we had frost! Fortunately for the inhabitants, nothing got damaged and all inside are well, phew. So I am now resolved to ensure that I...

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A little touch of Spring..

What a beautiful day.. after a winter that came late and with recent snow, ice and frosts today was a much needed contrast with full sun hovering overhead of my greenhouse for most of the day. I was explaining to my son earlier...

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Pots, pots and more pots..

Day two of planting seeds in the greenhouse which is filling up. It’s amazing how quickly this happens and I’m already imagining how it will feel in there when the seedlings have shown themselves and have grown...

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