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15.08.17- pre work update

So yesterday I acquired a strawberry plant (unsure of the name) and some mint cuttings ( also currently unsure of type) they where potted up in the greenhouse yesterday and still look ok this morning.

Today I should be getting 3 pieces of down pipe to get me started with vertical strawberry planters. Hopefully bringing g up the yield of strawberries from about 4 -5 to a lot more than that.

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New home, New garden

So almost 3 years since I last posted, I have moved into a new house with a bigger garden and have recently acquired a greenhouse so have decided to start gardening again, mainly to get my girls into gardening.

It’s still a work in progress and has got a lot more work to do but I’m hoping to get it ready for next year to start growing nice and early.

26/05/2014 – Long time coming update.

So after who know how long I have started back out in the garden. Even with the neglect I have been showing it, it has come on since last year.There are a few dead patches in the grass that im clearing up. Here are a few update pictures –

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As you can see the green manure has really filled this patch up and looks much better.

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The bug corner is coming on really well too.

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Here is the raised bed with some freshly dug in manure –

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A job to do is fix the fence that blew over and broke in the bad weather we had –

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This is my firewood rack and fire pit –

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I have also bought myself one of those cheap tomato houses, to get me started on them this year –

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Here are a few pictures of my established plants –

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Here is the start I have made on my shed, its a custom build and may take a while to complete, all though I have got a few plans for it –

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Some of the seedlings in the greenhouse –

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Here are the 50p fruit bushes that I bought from B&M Bargains, They were dead but hopefully are just dormant-

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And finally a friend I was watching in the garden before I went out –

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I was watching him for a good half hour trying to get of the block.

Tomorrow my day is going to consist of re-potting the current plants, I am also going to get some cuttings from some of the bushes I have and I may have a fig cutting lined up.

The Current To-Do List

I will try and keep up to date with this to-do list and try to refresh it every weekend.

So far left to do –

  • Finish designs for the shed.
  • Finish designs for the garden layout.
  • Re-pot all current plants.
  • Put the greenhouse in a sunny spot.
  • Get a list of full names of the plants I bought.

The current shed designs are in Prototype 1 stage. I will hopefully post them after stage 2 or 3.

The new blog

So hello everyone and welcome to – The Muddy Gardener. Here i will be giving you hints and tips for growing in the garden, as well as other general gardening advice. I will also be posting weekly whats been happening in my garden.

I hope that you will enjoy reading about what I do, as well as look at the pictures and find everything usefull here.