Sunday, 22 April 2012

Greenfinger's Update #6

Well we're still getting all the April Showers and shitty weather here so plantwise it's going VERY slowly :o( some more stuff HAS grown though :o) and I've bought yet MORE stuff to grow too lol .....

Dill is doing well :o)

Coriander is doing well too :o)

Thyme is coming up slowly :o)

Fruity Chilli's are slowly coming up but still no sign of any more Aubergine's yet

Dr sez he wants a Pomegranate tree so I planted some of the seeds out of one I bought from the shops :o) you never know!

Cat Grass is ready to give to my Kitties :o)

Garlic Chives & Chives are emerging :o)

My Greenshaft Peas are popping through :o) I also bought some Mangetout Peas which I've now sown too so they should come through in the next week or so

I've planted my Lettuce in their new home and covered them with netting so they are protected during the day but can still get some air. But I do put the plastic lid on of a night

There was one left over so I put it in its own lil pot lol I call it lonely lettuce lol

Night Scented Stock seedlings are doing well and have their 2nd sets of leaves :o)

Still no sign of my Cerinthe yet :o( so I've done some research and it sez you can nick the seeds slightly with some nail clippers to help it germinate. So I dug up my seeds and nicked them all so fingers crossed next couple of weeks we may see some action. My Strawberry seeds still haven't grown so I did some research on those too. Seems it's best to freeze them for a few weeks before you plant them so I've put my seeds in the freezer. They should be ready to try again by 1st May :o) so fingers crossed they will actually grow next time. Finally have a Sage seedling poking through so hopefully the rest of my other herbs will start growing soon :o)

Still a long way to go!

xXx Womble xXx

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Greenfinger's Update #5

Well it's been another productive day as me & mom have been out in the garden (apart from the April showers lol) and I managed to cover her potatoes as they started coming through. I also helped her set up her canes ready for her Runner Beans :o) There is some sad news as one of my Aubergine seedlings died so now I only have one :o( so I've had to plant some more seeds so fingers crossed they grow ok!.....

Planted the gorgeous Red Dogwood I got from Poundland :o) If it grows it's gonna look epic!

Planted some Oat Grass (Cat Grass) for my Kitties :o)

Alfalfa & Mustard looking yummy :o) taste yummy too!

Potted up my Scotch Bonnet seedlings and the only one of my Fruity Chilli's that has grown so far :o)

Took me 2.5hrs to tease these Night Scented Stock seedlings out of the propagator and put them carefully into this seed tray and 3 pots :o)

Started off some Sweet Pepper's :o) used the seeds out of one we bought from the shop for our dinner one night.

Lettuce are shooting right up! I'll have to transfer these to a large tray soon :o)

Rocket/Spinach/Mixed Salad are growing great so far! :o)

I has Parsley! :o)

I has Tarragon! :o)

Re-potted my Sunflowers :o) Bill & Ben

The cane's I helped mom set up on her vegetable plot :o)

Only planted my Red Dogwood 5 days ago and the new shoots that were on there are already getting a reddish tinge :o)

All in all so far so good I say! :o) I'm still waiting for my Cerinthe, Strawberries and Venus Fly Trap's to grow, aswell as some of my herbs but a few of these can take upto 12 weeks to germinate so it's going to be a long wait :o( but will be well worth it in the end :o)

Waiting patiently!

xXx Womble xXx

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Greenfinger's Update #4

So the weather has been all over the place at the mo, one week it's scorching hot then the next week it's high winds and snow :oS (only in Britain eh? lol) so my plant's haven't really been growing much :o( but some have been sprouting and I've I've found some more stuff to grow lol (YES! MORE! lol)........

I bought some more Chives and some Garlic Chives to grow in the 2 small barrels I bought from Poundland :o)

I have Night Scented Stock seedlings! YAY! :o)

I found a Strawberry Plant mixed in with the weeds in the garden, a bird or squirrel must've 'deposited' it lol. So I've potted it up, fingers crossed it will grow! Not sure wot kinda strawberrie's it will produce :o)

I have Scotch Bonnet seedlings coming up! YAY! :o)

Just planted the Pea's I bought from the 99p Store yesterday :o)

Just planted the Lavender seeds I got from The Works yesterday :o)

So as you can see I'm really going for it this year! lol I've even surprised myself! :o) I just hope it's all a success (fingers crossed!) I also bought a lovely Red Dogwood shrub from Poundland but I wont be planting that until I get my dad to drill some holes in the large pot I bought for it today :o) I also managed to find a big purple container in Homebase that I can put my Cerinthe in once it's grown! Plus a few other pots from Poundstretcher :o) Some of my herbs still haven't sprouted yet which is abit worrying :oS but gonna give it another couple of weeks and if still no sign will just plant some more seeds lol ;o) Just need that gorgeous summer weather to come along now!

xXx Womble xXx

Friday, 30 March 2012

Greenfinger's Update #3

Well I've been making the most of the glorious weather we've been having lately and frankly my plants have been loving it too! Alot of my stuff is starting to grow now :o) .......

Potted up my Chilli's, Pepper's & Aubergines's that have grown so far :o)

All my Onions are growing now! :o)

 My Chives are finally starting to grow :o)

My Lettuce are starting to get second set of leaves :o)

Rocket, Spinach & Mixed Salad Leaves are shooting :o)

Starting to get green shoots on my Garlic :o)

I've also been out and bought some new things to grow lol yes I know I can't stop now! I'm having too much fun! :o)

Got a Strawberry growing set from the 99p store so started them off :o)

Bought an Aloe Vera growing set from Wilko's so started that off :o)

Bought these funky White Strawberry shoots from Wilko's too so hope they grow :o)

Bought some Night Scented Stock seeds from Savacentre so have started them off too :o)

Got myself a Thermometer for inside my mini greenhouse so I can keep track of the temperature inside :o)

This is the only Wild Rocket that actually grew last year and it survived the winter! 
The hot weather has made it grow like wildfire!

The Amaryllis I started growing last year has formed a small bulb now so I repotted it :o)

mini greenhouse is now a full house! :o)

So far so good folks!!! :o) 

xXx Womble xXx

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Greenfinger's Update #2

Okies this is just a quickie to say I'm well chuffed as my stuff is starting to show signs of life! :o) ........

Dill are starting to sprout through :o)

Lettuce seedlings have popped up :o)

My Onions have shoots on :o)

Mom's Onions are shooting too :o)

We have some action on the Aubergine's, Chilli's & Pepper's :o)

Just started off my Mixed Salad Leaves :o)

Started off my Sunflowers :o) Bill & Ben shall live again!

My Mini Greenhouse is starting to fill up nicely :o)

So excited now, it's the wait I hate but now things are starting to show signs of life the fun is about to begin! Will they grow big & strong? Will they even survive?......

We'll just have to wait and see!

xXx Womble xXx