Thursday, 15 March 2012

Sowings and cuttings

We are now the proud owners of his and hers mini greenhouses - both very securely fastened to the chicken coop fencing!

And so today we got down to some serious sowing...


Colin did the important stuff... the vegetables and salad crops, and put them in HIS greenhouse...


and I did the flowers (my greenhouse is larger but has slightly less staging)


So now we sit back and wait. Or not....

Colin has just reminded me that we don't sit back and wait... We water and tend the seedlings religiously.. Yes, Colin!

Interestingly, back in the autumn I followed Monty Don's advice and took cuttings of our roses. I cut six inch lengths the thickness of a pencil, cutting them straight at the base and angled at the top. I put some into pots and some direct into the ground, leaving them to fend for themselves.

Despite the snow and the very low temperatures we experienced this winter, every single cutting is now showing signs of life.



Who was it said "I never promised you a rose garden"? Looks like we might be getting one after all.

(If you look closely at the last photo you can see the "his" and "hers" in the background!)

4 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We brought over a large greenhouse with us from the UK, but what with my cough and the weather it is still in its box. We have read the instructions and I think there is going to be a lot of words used not in out normal way of talking!!. We had a plastic one in the UK but it went into orbit one night during a storm despite it being tied down!! Good luck with your seedlings. Diane

Lesley said...

I wish that Monty Don would come and visit, advise and work in our garden. Oh, and pay for all the lovely plants that he would want to use in our oblong of 'garden/dog recreation area.

ladyjustine said...

Your rose cuttings look fabulous. Given the expense of roses in France, it's a great way to propagate them. I might try some myself!

Jean said...

Well done with the rose cuttings. It's one of those things that we always thought too fiddly and difficult to try.

Do you have his and hers garden tools as well? We do. Mine are pink (of course) mainly so that Nick won't use them and then lose them - no bloke wants to be seen in the garden with a pink trowel - good move eh ??!!