#Gardening

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I feel a little behind with my veg growing this year.  Mostly because I was moving house mid April and there were far too many other things to concern myself with.  I did manage a few seeds in trays but not much.

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Last year, you may recall, I planted potatoes in late July. The aim was to nurture them until Christmas and have home grown, freshly dug-up potatoes.

Sadly that did not go too well.

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It's been two months since I planted the 'Grow Wild' seeds courtesy of Kew Gardens and BBC Country file.

I left the flower bed alone for those eight week and allowed the seeds to work their magic, and the weeds too!!

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It seems everything in the garden is growing at a phenomenal rate -- especially the weeds.

Grass too is flourishing in the warm weather.  So just how long is a blade of grass?!

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This year my Magnolia 'Galaxy' tree is delivering some spectacular blooms.

It's currently only about 3 metres tall, so has quite a few years to go before it reaches full maturity at around 10 metres.

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A few weeks ago while watching BBC Countryfile I saw the offer of a free packet of wild flower seeds.  I immediately logged onto the website and requested a packet.

The seeds arrived yesterday -- Ready, Stead, Sow.....

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Early spring is such a welcome sight. Mother nature is teasing us with some early signs of activity in the garden but we are often reminded that cool air is still prevalent.

The snowdrops are beginning to turn but the crocuses are stepping up and sharing a vibrant display of colours.

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It's early spring in the garden, which can only mean one thing; well two!

Snowdrops, crocuses (croci) and daffodils are arriving AND so is spring :-)

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The first post of 2014 and my first time in the garden this year! In fact, it's my first real work in the garden in some months.

Once Autumn had left us and winter stepped into the garden I abandoned it !

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It's been quite a while since I blogged about my gardening adventures.  To be honest nothing much has been happening.  I'm not advanced enough to cultivate ideas for the spring, or over-winter plants.  That will come with time.  So for now, I look out at a rather drab, brown and mostly damp garden.

Today did bring a rather fierce storm - not unexpected by any means. The weather forecasting people were spot on and the 70-100mph winds arrived in the early hours of the morning and continued their wrath until about 11am.

I only had one garden casualty.....