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Actually- just watched Gardeners World- and I seriously must get some comfrey- for liquid & solid fertiliser & compost making. Wonderful to see Simon King on from SpringWatch- with tips on attracting more wildlife to the garden. Is Carol Klein going to be the new presenter? I do so love her enthusiasm. How ever- I will still miss Monty- but the show must go on and I will still be an avid watcher as new ideas and tips are ever needed- you can never know enough- always some thing to learn & try out- Just like life really and ofcourse my wonderful pagan journey. Brightest Blessings.

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Super seeds!

It is quite amazing really- how quickly seeds can germinate. Last Sunday we dug & planted our first little veg plot in the garden of our current home. Now Noel & I have had veg before- but in well tended Gardens and we grew them from young  plants. This was straight into the soil and already- we have lettuce- broccoli and beetroot showing, just 8 days later! Now it will remain to be seen if we can – 1) keep the slugs off. 2) stop the starlings using the new growth for nesting material and 3) prevent the kids from frisbeeing the tops off! Brightest Blessings.

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Now that Chelsea is over- we can start to prepare plants for going outside. So we started with the Cymbidiums- they all had old leaves and old pseudobulbs removed- then had a plunge in a tepid bath- a good feed and a spray and repotting or dividing. So we now have 16 of those. Then it was Bradleys carnivorous monstrosity- a 5 foot tall pitcher plant. She was repotted and the 2 baby ones removed and potted on. Then it was the turn of the Banana- this had 3 babies- all removed and potted on. We ran out of time to do the other banana- a red leafed variety- now standing at 6 feet tall. The Goddess only knows how or where I am going to put them all when they come back indoors before the frosts return! I definately need a bigger house or at least half a dozen greenhouses. Brightest Blessings.

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You all have such lovely pictures of your Iris’s- and me I have lovely green leaves? No sign of flowers yet- I feel the need to get to the Garden centre and find some already in flower. I know I just need a little patience and they will bloom. Will hopefully show the results when it happens. Brightest Blessings.

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Farewell & Good Luck Monty

Whilst watching the TV coverage of Chelsea this evening- I was saddened to hear from Alan Titchmarsh- that Monty Don has decided to step down from Presenting Gardeners World. As Joe Swift reminded us- tho- he has been unwell. I wish him well and have very fond memories of his gardening methods. We have a wonderful compost method- a mini adaptation of the one Monty uses at Berryfields. I also have Cardoons- which I would never have had without seeing Monty with them- again at Berryfields. My fondest memory is meeting & talking with him at the Plant Swap a few years back at the Gardeners World live Exhibition at the NEC. Thank you Monty , wishing you well, you will be missed. Brightest Blessings.

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I know this might sound funny- since I live in Ireland which has a bit of a reputation for Rain- But at last after 2 weeks of hot weather and 4 days of brooding, we finally have rain tonight. Ofcourse the problem is once it starts it forgets to stop. The water butt has been spring cleaned of algae and been waiting to refill for almost 2 weeks now- so tonight is the night. The bracken and Gorse on the local mountains has been smouldering of & on for days now- so at least this will put that out too. Our Gunnera already looks thankfull for real rain water- it was getting quite fed up with wishy washy grey water- from the bath & sinks. The downside is all the exercise I have been getting traipsing up & down the length & breadth of our garden. Brightest Blessings.

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Chelsea flower Show.

Oh how I wish I was back in England. The Malvern show a few weeks ago- Chelsea now & Gardeners World live in June. I guess I will have to settle for TV viewing and attempting to try some of the ideas out in my own Garden. Poor Diarmuid Gavin- no Gold again- at least the weather has held up for them this year. So back to the BBC coverage- which incidentally is Very Good, then there is SpringWatch to look forward too next week. Brightest Blessings

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