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Best Pictures from Gardener’s World Live

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Red Hot Poker Suprise! :)

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A couple of years ago I sowed some red hot poker seeds; I planted the seedlings and thought they had died. I do believe that my wild flower bed/alpine bed/perennial spinach bed can now boast a red hot poker! It has popped up from nowhere; just like the foxgloves 🙂

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Friend’s Hollyhock Seeds are Coming Through!

My Hollyhocks are coming through! Using clear plastic to keep heat in really makes a difference to germination.

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I’ve called them Betty seeds because they came from my friend Betty’s garden. I am so excited but might not get flowers until next year.

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Found this little fella wondering around too…anybody know what it is?

Wonderful Sunday working on the Allotment and Back Garden

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Sometimes you just HAVE to spend the day in the sun working on your plot and wrapping it up with a lovely glass of fizz!

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Yesterday was wonderfully sunny and I managed to get so many jobs done! The potatoes are in (see Seaweed and Potatoes), onions and leeks weeded, new onion sets sown, flower beds weeded and even managed to strim my little lawn! 🙂

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The day ended well with a yummy roast round my friend’s house!

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Saving Seeds from a Friend’s Garden

Last summer I spent a lot of time in my friend’s garden and absolutely loved these flowers:

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Here I am taking a shameless selfie of me and this beautiful flower. Has anybody got a clue as to the name of this beautiful plant?

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I saved loads of the seeds last year and have now sowed a punnet of them! Fingers crossed they will germinate and I can have these beautiful flowers in my garden! 🙂