So this week has seen me all but completely abandon my garden. Starting a new job and having such a lot to learn has left me shattered at the end of the day with no drive to do anything but eat, shower and sleep. Today, however, was my first chance to get outside an do something!…… Continue reading Saturday in the garden
I was messing around on the interwebs, as I am often want to do, and I found out that there are other ways to recycle soil other than simply throwing it onto the compost pile, which is what I normally do. Now, yes. You can simply break up the mass and throw it on your…… Continue reading Recycling old soil
Can anyone help me? I have a real problem and I’m not sure what to do. I have a Rose in my front garden that grows onto the fence because I liked the idea of using it as a trellis to support the stems. It used to be much bigger with another stem to the right.…… Continue reading Rose Pruning?
Why clean your pots? Pots don’t just hold our plants. They also allow bacteria to grow. Terracotta is worse than plastic for this because it is porous and allows caves for bacteria to thrive. Salt deposits also tend to grow on the bottoms if water is allowed to sit. This can affect the water quality…… Continue reading The Importance of Plant Pot Cleaning
Yes, its true… There has been another successful growing of flowers in space. It’s a Zinnia. https://twitter.com/StationCDRKelly/status/688476705757855744 While I have to give a HUGE pat on the back for this amazing step… It has to be said that this is NOT the first plant to germinate and flower in space. That was on the Salyut-7…… Continue reading Flowers in space?
We finally got a good frost this morning. Our street was full of people scraping their car windscreens. Including the guy that came out, scraped his car clean and then went back in his house… Bizarre. I went outside to put the recycling in the bins and was met with a brisk nip in the…… Continue reading First real frost
This mornings little bit of work was re-potting the blackberry I was given early on last year. I don’t know what variety it is, but it is a cultivated blackberry rather than a wild one. The original idea was that I would put it in that tray… But that really didn’t work. I’ll not bother…… Continue reading Blackberry Potting