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First clematis of the season. We've nurtured it from a tender little thing and this year it has loads of buds. Below is our backyard and next door's. I do envy people who can do minimalism but it's just not me.
11th Jun 2007, 09:39   | tags:,,,

Viv says:

love the looking down - but want the whole row!

11th Jun 2007, 09:42

Viv says:

clematis is lovely btw! well nurtured

11th Jun 2007, 09:43

OJ says:

I'd love to be able to see the whole row too Viv, but I'd have to be on the roof or something. And thanks. I'm a novice at this gardening thing. A novice with an army of sweetpea seedlings. ;)

11th Jun 2007, 09:50

Viv says:

i did realise that it wasn't feasible - nor is a lot of what I'd like!

love sweet peas

11th Jun 2007, 10:00

Gael says:

lovely. look forward to seeing your sweet-peas in due course : )

11th Jun 2007, 11:32

swamprose says:

congratulations on the clematis. lucious. looking forward to a sweet pea explosion.

11th Jun 2007, 11:45

OJ says:

Hopefully the sweetpeas shouldn't be long. V also has also accidentally turned the kitchen into a basil and coriander farm.

11th Jun 2007, 11:48

swamprose says:

then you'll be starting the industrial pesto works soon. couldn't be a better problem.

11th Jun 2007, 11:52

OJ says:

Yum. Perhaps I should let the mint run wild and start up an industrial mojito production line too :)

11th Jun 2007, 12:04

FilbertFox says:

sweetpeas always remind me of my grandfather, so please blog em. They are also the only flower i can think of that no one in the family is allergic too!

12th Jun 2007, 16:50

OJ says:

I will do. They've not bloomed yet so it may be a while.

12th Jun 2007, 16:52

beth says:

i don't know how to keep corriander alive! what's V's secret? I'm just a plant killer - it's possibly because i use more than I can grow - I've combatted this issue with the basil by buying more and more but the corriander and parsley is seriously lagging behind. I might ask my landlord if I could have a little patch of garden for growing things in.. The roof would be ideal but we've had those privileges removed from us now :(

14th Jun 2007, 11:01

OJ says:

Are you growing it from seed Beth, or trying to keep a supermarket bought plant alive?

The latter always seem to die for me too. V's coriander and basil is still at the stage of healthy seedlings rather than full-blown plants. They've been living on our kitchen windowsill, getting lots of sun and possibly some of V's patent Worm Food (ie. the smelly liquid fertiliser that is produced by a wormery).

14th Jun 2007, 11:14

beth says:

A wormery! I want one of those too. Though I'd have to ask about that aswell.. It'd make sense. can you put veg cuttings and things in a wormery?

I'm trying to keep supermarket plants alive. I have considered they might have a built-in whaddayacallit. I've been tenderly repotting them and everything.

Maybe i should try seeds.

14th Jun 2007, 11:48

OJ says:

Self destruct button? Obsolescence? I doubt it, but they probably don't get looked after very well before you get them.

Yes, you can put all kinds of organic matter in wormeries. Ours is currently taking a break after the worms died - there are certain things that they don't like, as V discovered to her peril. Excess citrus fruits and onions for example.

We have "The Original Wormery" from Original Organics. http://www.originalorganics.co.uk/wormeries.htm
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You can buy more worms. They're special Tiger Worms and they come in the post, all wriggly.

14th Jun 2007, 11:55

beth says:

"Obsolescence" That's the one I was thinking of. I like that word because it reminds me of the one lecture I went to when I went to uni in Buckinghamshire. It was an excellent lecture actually and had lots of wonderful 50s imagery.

Today I stared at the words on a wall in starbucks and cursed the kerning - it was so bad because it was 'justified.' Sometimes I suprise myself that I actually took anything in at university.

Anyway, I would love a wormery. I wish it was see through like at school though, that was fascinating. I keep getting tempted to feed my herbs some baby bio but I realise I probably don't want to eat that stuff.

14th Jun 2007, 15:57

beth says:

OH I missed that bit! LIVE WORMS! IN THE POST!! that beat a BT phone bill.

14th Jun 2007, 16:00