Saturday, January 31, 2015

Very cold today so did a few jobs in the shed. The Lobellia seeds are coming up nicely.

Did some seed sowing. This year I have decided to sow into single cells to save the hassle of pricking out. Sowed 2 types of marigolds which hopefully will go well with the lobellia in my tubs.

As the seeds are coming up decided to get my heated frame ready for the lobellia in the next week or 2. Everything is working so it was a pretty straight forward job. All going well should have more than 200 seedlings in there soon. Self watering is great, cuts down on a lot of work.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Just came across this one from January

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Nearly 4 years since I posted last, how time flies by. Been doing alot of hard landscaping as well as other projects, not garden related and of course that thing called work constantly getting in the way,

Did a little bit of planting up today as it was a great day down here in West cork, hope to finish it in the next week or so.

Rabbits tend to be a pain in the rear at times here. If they don't like the foliage they certainly love the roots of everything I plant. Came up with the solution below until they establish, seems to work a treat.

Lobellia in the propagator, earlier this week for my tubs, have found marigolds are about the best choice for my tubs, normally have about 30 10 litre tubs around the place. They survive the wind as we are high up here and the rabbits don't seem to like them. The first year I was here, grew about 600 annuals from seed, the rabbits had a field day. Thought I'd add in a few lobellia's for a change this year.

Valentines day present for the other half sorted, a matching set of his and her knapsacks for collecting seaweed on those long romantic beach walks. I am certain she is going to love these, if there are no posts after valentines day please do visit me in the C.U.H.

Another little recycling project I started late last year. A polytunnel made from damaged trampolines. All the tubing is from 10' trampolines I picked up free here and there after the storms in early 2014. Alot of work to be done yet, but hope to finish early summer. 22'x11' so should have plenty of space.

So hope you all have been keeping well, will keep you all posted, or that's the plan. One never know, could go off on a walk about again.