Since I started growing the Albuca Spiralis for my wife, it has been a constant source of wonder and awe. For a start I’m shocked it grew at all! Beyond that it gets only a low amount of care… Maybe it likes that, I dunno. So after last years incredible flower spike growth, I wasn’t…… Continue reading My Crazy Albuca
Very strange thing… My Christmas Cacti (Schlumbergera) is flowering again. I have no idea why… It’s not as if I have tried to starve it to push flowers again (This is a way to turn a Christmas cacti into an Easter one!). Most of the dried, dead flowers are the remnants of the Christmas flush,…… Continue reading Reflowering Christmas cactus
My GYO endeavour is moving along well. Yesterday I received my recent purchases of onions and potatoes. The first are my onions. I went with both a red and a white. The Red is “Red Baron”. The white is ‘Stuttgarter Giant’. Both are fair croppers and usually quite resistant to problems. Onion fly is still a bit of…… Continue reading My GYO purchases
As hoped the weather held out and I got on with my bee nests. I started out by using the muslin bags to cover the vent holes. We don’t want ants and other bugs getting in there and causing havoc! I thought I had taken a pic of this part but it seems I didn’t.…… Continue reading The Bee Nest Project – Pt. 2
This morning I finally got hold of some hay. Don’t ask how much I spent… It was almost extortionate. Anyway, I now have it so I can now get on with my bee project. Point of fact. Originally I was going to use a set of plans from Gardeners world but I found a better one.…… Continue reading The Bee Nest Project – Pt. 1
Source: DIY Seed Tape This is an awesome idea that I just HAD to reblog. Seed tape! I really suggest you give it a read.
This morning is my day off so I decided, seeing as it’s a nice day too, that I would get out in the garden and get my veg plot going. The main job was to get my carrots and parsnips into the ground. Both are due for planting in Feb according to the packets so on I…… Continue reading Carrots and Parsnip sowing