Garden update GF

Hi there,

Garden progress (1st year)

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The pictures above are of my balcony and back garden. The balcony is were the tomatoes and herbs are along with a greenhouse frame made from bamboo and black tape haha it’s really bad but it’s a work in progress. The back garden is a work in progress for vegetables and fruit.

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This is the patch and greenhouse I have made for the strawberries. It’s very makeshift but i’m really pleased with it. I think it might be a bit small but at least the plants runners now have more room to flourish and hopefully the greenhouse will help increase the humidity and give some much needed wind protection.

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Here are the leeks and beetroot. The leeks are doing okay but the beetroot seem to be thriving in the ground.  I have a couple more in pots as well so hopefully they will start to do just as good.

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This is a lemon herb plant and is used more as a decorative feature for the garden.

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This is one of two Apple trees; the other one isn’t doing so well. Hopefully in the future I can get both of them in the ground as part of a mini orchid. That would be awesome with a wee sitting area 🙂

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Here are two plants already in the ground. Although this would be completely changed in the future. Ideally another patch for berries running up towards the area where the pea plants are and I would seal of the garden with a mesh type fence to stop the weeds from the neighbours garden from invading. I must say it’s really enjoyable seeing it all come together.

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The cucumber plant has recovered really well from the slug and snail crisis it was going through early on. The leaves have such a strange feeling. I think I need this plant in a greenhouse with tomatoes and the like.

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The peas are really interesting plants. They reach out and connect with each other, it’s so cool. I put in bigger bamboo sticks so they can continue to climb and hopefully thrive. The pot closest to the grey fence was blocked and hidden in the shade by a makeshift drawer pot filled with soil and spring onions which has since been dismantled.

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The potatoes and carrots.

The potatoes have started to come up but i suspect it may be too late although i’m really pleased as i was sure they were long gone.

The carrots on the other hand have been kicking ass and I look forward to harvesting them. I need to spread the seeds better next year though.

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Here are some tomatoes on the plants on the balcony, really cool but I really need them in a greenhouse it’s been terrible weather in Glasgow this summer.

If you can please donate on my gofundme page and help take my garden to the next level and fund my horticulture college course which starts on the 17th of August.

Thanks for reading and following!

Growing fruit & veg

Hi everyone.

Here is some pictures of my ongoing garden project. It is year one. Im gathering materials for planned expansion.

Peas

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Carrots

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Beetroot

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Apple tree action

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Tomatoes

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And we had some animal gang activity with seven magpies going on the offensive against a squirrel.
Tried to capture it as best as I could.

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It was awesome.

Balcony garden progress

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Balcony garden, here you can see the tomatoes, strawberries and herbs on the window sill.

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Some of the herbs are doing great, others not so much but we’ll see how they get on over the next few weeks.

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The strawberries are doing okay, one is thriving whereas the other two are making slow progress.

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A sexy side shot of my tomatoes, they’re a fine looking bunch!

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!

Balcony

Hi everyone☺

So as you may know with my previous posts i’ve been doing a lot of work in my garden and balcony.

Here are some pics from the balcony☺

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This is my herb garden. It contains coriander, mint, oregano, sage, parsley, rocket, basil, a lemon thing and a lavender plant for good measure.

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Here are 4 tomato plants, a few different varieties, there are also 2 down in my back garden were my allotment is situated.

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A sitting area were I spend most of my time chilling if the sun permits.

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A couple of strawberry plants, one is fairing a lot better than the other though.

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A flower plant by the door, still to clean this area properly though.

Thanks for following my progress, I’ve done a lot more work since in my back garden so I will post pics of that tomorrow☺

Happy days!

Allotment progress

Hello there:)

Hope we are all feeling well. It was a really sunny day today and has been for the last week or so and feeling inspired and motivated I continued my recent garden project by deciding to tackle the back again.

Today I built another section to grow vegetables in, I might of went  overboard but i’m working with minimum tools which makes it particularly difficult.The materials are from some old furniture, mainly a wardrobe and bed frame. I’m going to try and source out some topsoil before I get paid and then I will be planting something on this side as well. The pots will be filled as well and put to use with a variety of fruit and vegetables.

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In time I envision a nice statue, a pond and maybe a small patio table and chair number 🙂 I will post pics of my herbs and strawberry plants as well in the near future, they are on the balcony at the front of the house.

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Enjoy and let me know what you think and be sure to help me if you have any useful tips.

 

 

 

001 Broken down wardrobe allotment

Hi,

So I bet you’re probably thinking what did the broken down wardrobe say to the wannabe allotment… maybe not but heres the pics anyway.

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I have big plans for this, maybe it’s early enthusiasm but I envision growing vegetables in the allotment maybe a selection of herbs or fruit in the front square pots and something decorative at the back.

Few different angles here, the bin, tools and soil will be removed from the slabs for a mixture of pots and a small seating/observation area.

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This is the area im digging up at the moment to make another allotment area for other vegetables. Potatoes or carrots most likely. I shall keep you updated.

It’s crazy the difference in my life from gardening, cooking and writing poetry haha i’m a changed man! 🙂 Really satisfying. I shall post pics of my balcony as well soon. A variety of herbs, a good few strawberry plants and two apple trees started today so happy days all round!

Have a great day.