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Springing Forth With Bulbs

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Spring Planters are really 'springing forth' ...





















Loving the flowering bulbs, tulips, daffs, muscari, etc... bringing in loads of colour as the gardens and flowers awake :)


Greenhouse Open

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So, the greenhouse is now open for the season...
Just my luck... the previous two week-ends, while I was still closed, the weather was spectacular  this week-end.... cool and grey and rainy :(

Whew, what a time I had getting things ready... there has been much rain, so things are soggy in the yard.... but never-the-less, spring is most definitely here and we are ready to rock and roll...

Special Six Paks.... Patio Pak- Perfect for all your salad fixings for those with limited growing space Colourful Pak- Heirloom tomatoes of different colours and sizes.. you gotta try this one! Pesto Pak- Basil lovers dream package Taco-Salsa Pak - Everything you need for the perfect salsa!  Tomato Variety Pack - Paste, Cherry, Mid and Beefy! Early Pak -  All hardy and heirloom varieties that ripen in less than 65 days!

Sooo many varieties of delicious heirloom tomatoes, completely organically grown, sustainable practises used always, and bio friendly pots!


Roses, perennials....


Deciduous Rhododen…

April Ramblings...

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Wow, April already, and going by fast...

This month, besides all the spring yard chores, I have been working busily in the greenhouse and the hoop-house, trying to get everything transplanted and ready for spring opening.


Once again, this year, we are a few weeks behind the norms with our temps and sunshine, and so the gardens and trees are coming to life a wee bit later than usual..

However, as nature begins to awake and unfold, it is truly a sight to behold...

The daffodils...

Although, I think this morning's chilly +3C had the poor bees in a bit of a stupor.


Ornamental Cherry trees are abloom too...

The edible sweet cherries... not quite yet... soon though!
Muscari naturalises...




More tulips...



The hummers are back :) 
These were my winter planters...
When I planted them up in fall, with Christmas in mind
 I popped some tulips bulbs under the Heather and red-berried Holly...

Those tulips are almost ready to open..
The planters look re-newed and fresh, though I haven't do…

Greenhouse Ramblings in April

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OM Goodness, Opening time is almost upon us, and there is so much left to do....

Hubby has been working on getting the nursery area up to snuff ..
Ordered in some great soil to fill in the new U-shaped nursery garden bed. This bed is huge!
Now that the soil is in, we are mulching the 'floor', planting the new bed, finishing the pergola and putting beds around it too....



The rose bed?.... Pergola is almost ready, with raised beds on the sides for me to plant  up with either grapes or climbing roses... hmm, which will it be?
This nursery area will be all ready by opening day next week, promise! Come on down to see how it all turns out :) 

The cukes...  4" square pots for the slicers and long English style Pickling cukes in extra large and deep 6 packs.
Tomato 6 packs are available in so many different great combo's... From Early Pack, Salad Pack, and Colourful Pack to the Determinate Pack
Check here to see the packs on offer... http://nittygrittygreenhouse.jimdo.com/…