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Bulb lasagne?… Yum yum!

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I’m thinking about spring time flowers this month; I always forget to get these in. So this year I’m getting my bulbs in a row (so to speak!). But as always it’s a battle for space and time on our little plot.

I sourced some snow drops, crocus, mini daffodils and some allium bulbs. Nearly all have gone in. But I’m planning to sink the plastic pots in the ground, let them flower and then rotate for veggies.
Last year my mother grew some lovely frilly tulips and she gave me some this year 🙂 so these will be added to the mix!

I have to be honest… I might have too many bulbs not enough space! Pots to the rescue!!

In the summer we went to Hampton court flower show….My first flower show! To be honest it was a bit busy, but we saw some inspiring flowers and I got lots of ideas!! Last year I deveoted spare space (made space) for my favourite sweet peas and sunflowers… So I’m going to have a fight on my hands next year!

I read Monty dons Jewel Garden earlier this year, with the mention of hundreds of tulips bulbs…. It really got me thinking what could I do with my tiny space. I’m also thinking long term I need to start my collection of bulbs!! At least using sunken pots I can pull them up and take them with me… A sort of portable garden.

In my researching have come across bulb lasagne! Which is bulb layering for non stop flowers!! I have done a little experiment with this… But I think it could end up like all the fireworks going off at once! Here is some of my bulb research on pintrest at http:// www.pinterest.com/bloomorbust/bulbs/

With lots of ideas it’s tricky to cram it all in, but every year it means I improve the plot to make the most of the space. And every year I get a bit better.

With autumn fast rolling in its a great time to plan for some early spring blooms!

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Messy blogger!

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We first got our plot in 2013. This is our 3rd year of allotment love!! And my 4th year of trying to blog about what I learn, whilst attempting to become green fingered.

Today I realised the wonders of a blog category!… And tags! I have only really got my head around this recently. So I started going through my old posts to try and categorize and tag…

It’s a work in progress… But hopefully soon I will have an organized blog 🙂

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Forget me not!

I started my blog as a way to track progress, and keep motivated. Also I am fairly forgetful so I thought this would help me to remember what I planted where :). And on occasion it has saved the day! I plan to have a proper review of my old posts over the next few weeks. The few I looked at today made me chuckle with happy memories!

Sometime I think fate has a way of saying ‘told you so’… And I found 2 bags of shooting potatoes in my cupboard tonight!! (left overs from 2014 crop) 😬!!! Hopefully this year I will be a bit better keeping track of my veggies!

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Shooting pots left over from 2014