Spring in the air! Time to think about the garden.

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Post  eddie on Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:25 am

Recount your gardening adventures here!


The Hanging Gardens of Babylon.


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Post  Doc Watson on Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:29 pm

I like do do gardening.
I tend to mainly do maintenance and replantings etc ., I am not a creative gardener.
We have recently ended 15 years of drought . During which time I only had succes with rhubarb.
This summer I was able to grow tomatos, potatoes , maize, pumpkins, strawberries and blackberries as well as some flowers.

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Post  eddie on Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:52 pm

Constance's illustrations from the old ATU site of Chinese Terrace Planting:











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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:47 pm

My bannana palms died during our severe winter. However, we have had a glorious sunny past week, and I have 7 new little ones that have popped up Very Happy

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Post  felix on Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:32 am

Nash's banana palm is dead! Sad Sad

Long live Nash's banana palm! cheers cheers cheers

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:04 am

felix wrote:Nash's banana palm is dead! Sad Sad

Long live Nash's banana palm! cheers cheers cheers

Did I spell bannana wrong or did you?

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Post  felix on Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:21 am

^ I'll give you a clue - it wasn't a cat... Very Happy No cat

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:33 am

^^

I don't deserve a living bannana palm if I can't spell banana < he's cute isn't he?

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Post  tatiana on Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:14 am

i bought some little native tree seedlings the other day.
the garden and yard here is so unlandscaped, i just hope now that i can get them planted in the ground before they die.

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Post  Doc Watson on Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:23 pm

I like watching the things I have planted , grow and change.

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Post  eddie on Sun May 29, 2011 6:36 am

Some photos from the Aldgate Tube station garden from a couple of years back, beginning with the memorial plaque to the victims of the 7/7 bombings who died on a Circle Line train as it was approaching the station:


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Post  eddie on Sun May 29, 2011 6:43 am


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Post  eddie on Sun May 29, 2011 6:48 am


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Post  Doc Watson on Sun May 29, 2011 1:29 pm

Winter starts here nerxt week , but I am still picking tomatoes and silver beet from my garden and there are 2 pumpkins left.

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Post  tigerlily on Mon May 30, 2011 11:13 am

I am not a gardner (too lazy) but yesterday i bought a digging shovel, a trowel, some gardening gloves, and a hose....with the intention of putting some tomatoe plants into the ground tomorrow. I also hope to bring some perrenials home from my mom's yard to also stick into the ground. I promise to water all of this and hope for the best sunny flower

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Post  tatiana on Mon May 30, 2011 11:48 am

^^^^
best of luck with the gardening, tigerlily. I love you


if it is anything like my gardening efforts lately....they will be dead in a couple of weeks, anyway. Embarassed

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Post  Doc Watson on Mon May 30, 2011 3:22 pm

tigerlily wrote:I am not a gardner (too lazy) but yesterday i bought a digging shovel, a trowel, some gardening gloves, and a hose....with the intention of putting some tomatoe plants into the ground tomorrow. I also hope to bring some perrenials home from my mom's yard to also stick into the ground. I promise to water all of this and hope for the best sunny flower
Make sure all danger of frost is gone before you plant the toiatos , otherwise put in pots and take out daily until then.

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Post  tigerlily on Mon May 30, 2011 10:21 pm

Doc Watson wrote:
tigerlily wrote:I am not a gardner (too lazy) but yesterday i bought a digging shovel, a trowel, some gardening gloves, and a hose....with the intention of putting some tomatoe plants into the ground tomorrow. I also hope to bring some perrenials home from my mom's yard to also stick into the ground. I promise to water all of this and hope for the best sunny flower
Make sure all danger of frost is gone before you plant the toiatos , otherwise put in pots and take out daily until then.

No frost danger here anymore....today it will be 90 degrees (F) and very windy.

Doc, do you think I could put the tomatoe plants into big pots and just let them grow there instead of in the ground? My space is very limited and I would like to have more flowers than tomatoes. The available sunny space is right in front of my front porch, and I am not against having tomatoes in the front yard, but would prefer to fill that area with color. I could keep the pots of tomatoes on the porch.

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Post  Doc Watson on Tue May 31, 2011 12:13 am

tigerlily wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:
tigerlily wrote:I am not a gardner (too lazy) but yesterday i bought a digging shovel, a trowel, some gardening gloves, and a hose....with the intention of putting some tomatoe plants into the ground tomorrow. I also hope to bring some perrenials home from my mom's yard to also stick into the ground. I promise to water all of this and hope for the best sunny flower
Make sure all danger of frost is gone before you plant the toiatos , otherwise put in pots and take out daily until then.

No frost danger here anymore....today it will be 90 degrees (F) and very windy.

Doc, do you think I could put the tomatoe plants into big pots and just let them grow there instead of in the ground? My space is very limited and I would like to have more flowers than tomatoes. The available sunny space is right in front of my front porch, and I am not against having tomatoes in the front yard, but would prefer to fill that area with color. I could keep the pots of tomatoes on the porch.
I think that would be a good way to go. Home grown tomatos are among the best vegetables you can grow.

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Post  tigerlily on Tue May 31, 2011 12:46 pm

Digging in the dirt can be so satisfying....I didn't really know that until today.

I ended up putting the tomatoe plants in the ground. I didn't get as many flowers from my mom, so had the room in front of the porch.

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Post  tatiana on Tue May 31, 2011 2:52 pm

today i b0ught a small hand sh0vel, fork & weeder thingy, my stepfather likes planting things, and the new yard here is unlandscaped.

native trees is what i will be gr0wing.

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:32 pm


Vase with 12 sunflowers (1888). Vincent Van Gogh. Oil on canvas


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Post  Doc Watson on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:34 am

mid winter and I am still picking tomatoes Amazing !

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