The advanced gardening thread


#141

Rather than spending close to a grand on box hedging that I’m putting into the front garden in the spring, I’ve spent the last year propogating cuttings and now have about a hundred English and Japanese box plants. Its very easy to do, the one thing you need to put into it is time.


#142


#143

I bought a few courgette and tomato plants to stick in the tunnel today. I’ve strawberries in there for the past few weeks. I threw a few spuds into an old bath and various containers I had around the place and various pots of other herbs and salad items.

My outside is still a mess since the building works so not going to the effort of preparing beds just yet. They are more for my daughter to look after. It’ll be a miracle if anything survives as she drowns them with water every evening.


#144

Fair play to you, pick the courgettes nice and young, nothing nicer than going out to the garden early in the morning, picking a few, frying them up with some bacon and scrambled eggs. You should look at some 5 colour chard as well (silverbeet) its the crop that keeps giving.
I planted all my winter vegetables in the last two weeks. Really looking forward to the kale.


#145

Thats brilliant though. I love the fact that Fitzy jnr despite being 15 and taking everything I do and say with extreme cynicism, gets excited about food growing in his back yard. He takes some if ut into school for his Food Tech classes and feels very superior.


#146

How are the building works going?
We’re renovating the bathroom, going on 4 weeks, another week at least to go, Mrs Fitzy not coping, threatening the leave us, I’m showering at work.
We finish this and then a man is going to knock down our fence and start digging a large hole for a pool.


#147

Building works are finished nearly 9 months, all went well.
It’s a whole other project to get the front and the back sorted.

I’m just trying to level off the back at the moment so I can keep it someway manageable over the summer.
Aim is to have patio etc in place for next summer.


#148

@Fitzy I planted out two courgette plants in a tunnel about 3/4 weeks ago. One of them has thrived and has already to started to form buds. The other however doesn’t seem to have grown at all since being planted. Do I just cut my losses, dig it up and put something else in the space?


#149

Have a heart. How would you feel if your parents said that about you?


#150

Very good. If it was in a more interesting thread you’d be guaranteed the nice post.


#151

Meh, it’s been done to death.


#152

:joy: A like from Fitzy is about the best I could hope for there.


#153

Piss on it.


#154

Keep hoping.
@TreatyStones does the plant look dodgy? If it’s much smaller than the other and leaves dropping etc I’d take it out and plant something else.


#155

Ya it’s hasnt really grown at all and just never looked as healthy as the other plant, even within a couple of days of planting. The fuckers need a lot of space too so I think I’ll just get rid.


#156

My back garden at the moment


#157

Are you planning a mass burial?


#158

Plans borrowed from @myboyblue


#159

Fine depth to it. What is it, 2m in the deep end?


#160

There goes the vegetable patch…