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Tuesday, May 27, 2008


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Well, the Acer is appearing to go from strength to strength. I has really done well this year with a lot of new growth. Who would have thought that the twig I planted a couple of years ago would look as it does today...

Click the link in the title to see previous posts about the acer.
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Hosta: Touch of Class

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Hosta: Fire and Ice

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Mickfield Hostas

The above link will take you to the website of the producer of the Hostas I got over the weekend.


Just returned from a visit to my parents in Suffolk. Had a wonderful time and returned with two new Hosta plants and another plant of which I am unsure of he name at present. Will have to ask Mum what it is called.

The Hostas were from a stall at a market in Bury St. Edmunds: Mickfield Hostas
I've two varieties: a lovely white and green one called Fire and Ice and a green and blue one called Touch of Class.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


You can just about see some of the lettuce growing in the vegetable patch. There is also some carrots growing and I think another variety of lettuce poking through the soil. I have planted the beetroot between the carrots and lettuce as I think there will be space. I wasn't going to try beetroot again after my disappointing crop last year when almost nothing grew larger than a seedling but I am hoping that in this location where they will get more sun and probably a little more attention from me they will thrive. We shall see.

I notice that the courgettes, butternut squash, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are doing well in the green house. I will plant them out soon. I hope to grow the butternut squash and cauliflower in pots and the Brussels in the vegetable patch. Will attempt to grown the tomatoes and courgettes in a grow bag as I did last year. Anyone any experience of growing cauliflowers and butternut squash in pots? The potatoes seem to be doing well in a pot!
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How fast have these potatoes grown!
Been out in the garden on and off all day today practically. Mowed the lawn and done some hoeing and planted out some more seeds. I have sowed some beetroot and spinach in the vegetable patch and some basil and parsley in the greenhouse to give them a warm start there.
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