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National Gardening Week 2014 – the 14-20th April

by Diane - April 16th, 2014.
Filed under: General Gardening.

Snail - an essential part of national gardening weekHasn’t the weather turned out fantastic so far for National Gardening week. National Gardening Week is 14-20th April.
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The timing of this new program coincides with National Gardening Week 2014!

This week we’ve seen the launch of the Big Allotment Challenge on BBC2. It’s getting mixed reviews with people seemingly disappointed by it not showing the hard work of starting an allotment from scratch. I had seen the program being advertised for contestants and had got the application form. I wasn’t able to dedicate the time they wanted to the program so didn’t apply.

Its been a busy week on the allotment as I have got half way through planting out my onions. I started the sets in trays and modules this year as it gives them a better start. I’ve done lots of weeding and preparing beds. I’ve spotted the lovage making it’s way up again. It’s a perennial plant like celery but should produce a much bigger plant this year. The stems taste of celery and are hollow which meant they were sometimes used as straws for bloody marys!

Amazon is always worth a look for garden related items. As well as their huge range of gardening books, then they have top categories like:
Garden Furniture
Weed & Pest Control
Lawn Mowers & Outdoor Power Tools
Sheds & Storage
Solar Lighting
Gardening Tools
Fertilisers & Plant Food
Plants, Seeds & Bulbs
Plant Containers & Accessories
Garden Bird & Wildlife Care

At the end of the week, Gardener’s Question Time will be broadcast from the Eccles Sixth form recording I went to. It was a lovely evening with lots of laughs and questions. I am looking forward to seeing how the program is produced into its final version.
If you ever see it advertised then it’s well worth going as it’s lots of fun. Some people went up at the end and spoke to the gardeners on the panel.

The photo on today’s post is a snail I found. A teeny tiny cute snail about the size of the smallest finger nail I have. Doesn’t mean it survived me thinking it was cute! Destroying pests is a part of gardening that is often airbrushed over!