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Tee Gee

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Signs of life
« on: January 21, 2017, 14:39:02 »
Isn't it a marvelous feeling to see the first signs of life?

This is what I saw this morning:

Exhibition Onions (six days after sowing)



Red Baron Onions



Sweet Peas OK about three months behind Laurie but come flowering time the gap will probably drop to around three weeks!



Sowed a few early Leeks this morning as an experiment usually I sow these in March, I also sowed some Lupins, Lobelia and Pelargoniums (Geraniums as I still know them) so it is steady away from now on.




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Re: Signs of life
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 15:20:08 »
What are those on the top shelf?

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Re: Signs of life
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2017, 15:26:54 »
What are those on the top shelf?

Freesia from a collection of single & double varieties I got as a cheap end of season purchase last March.

Only the odd one or two flowered last year so hoping for better results this year! otherwise they are destined for the compost heap!


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Re: Signs of life
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2017, 15:39:25 »
What are those on the top shelf?

Freesia from a collection of single & double varieties I got as a cheap end of season purchase last March.

Only the odd one or two flowered last year so hoping for better results this year! otherwise they are destined for the compost heap!


i love freesias i leave mine out to fend for themselves always a great show and a fantastic fragrance  a mate of mine gave me some elephant garlic too eat however i left them in the shed so i planted them a couple of months ago not holding out much hope but hey presto today i noticed all 6 are poping out  green shoots thru the frosted earth fantastic i really love that feeling
johhnyc015  may the plot be with you

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Re: Signs of life
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2017, 15:48:32 »
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i leave mine out to fend for themselves

That is my plan but first I would like to see the colours first so that I can plant them with a view to some colour co-ordination!

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Re: Signs of life
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017, 16:12:09 »
oooh lovely, thanks for showing us TG  :sunny:

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Re: Signs of life
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2017, 20:35:59 »
Mine onions are just starting to show their heads too ... mine are a bit slower to emerge on their cold windowsill!

I'm trying leeks started in January too ... I'd like something big and strong to plant out earlier so I get nice big leeks this year (that was the thinking anyway)

Chillis are also up ... our wood-burning stove alcove has proven to be just the right heat for them and they've come up really quick.

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Re: Signs of life
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2017, 20:35:59 »