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Laura Bloom
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Hello all! Last week the Delightful Order Facebook page hit 10,000 LIKES, which means it's giveaway time! Today is your chanc...

As you know my Strawberry plants came from Strawberry runners that I bought, in May of this year. As the plants have grown, matured and star. Strawberry Plants, Raising, Balcony, Planter Pots, Gardens, Unique, Outdoor Gardens, Balconies

How to raise new Strawberry Plants from Runners

As you know my Strawberry plants came from Strawberry runners that I bought, in May of this year. As the plants have grown, matured and started to produce fruit, I've noticed one has sent out a new runner stem from its parent plant. Now I'm not really sure when new plants should be created, I found one site that suggested September - October time, but as we're half way through July and I already have runners coming through, I'm already trying to raise new plants. As instructed by many garden…

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Onions Almost Ready to Harvest

Last October I planted the Onion sets I bought outside on the balcony, these have been over wintered and growing ever since. I noticed over the last few months that the Onions have been developing just above the soil and they've been getting bigger and bigger every time I've popped out to check. Photo: Laura Lunt Date: June 2012 Today I couldn't wait any longer and I harvested the first of the Onions for drying out. I carefully used a trowel to take out the six biggest just to see how they…

After leaving the Onions to dry out in the small greenhouse over the last few weeks, last weekend I finally got around to trying out how to . Growing Onions, Small Greenhouse, Plaits, Daughters, Balcony, Fruit, Vegetables, Bang Braids, Cornrows

Plaiting Onions

After leaving the Onions to dry out in the small greenhouse over the last few weeks, last weekend I finally got around to trying out how to plait these, now I've never done this before, as this is my first batch of Onions, but I thought plaiting them would be better than just storing them in a bag. Having consulted my garden books, it looked like plaiting was the best way to store them, but they didn't explain how, so off I went to the internet, as always this is a great place to find a few…

Over the last few months I've been carefully looking after the Strawberry Runners, that were taken from the mother plant. Mother Plant, Balcony, Gardening, Fruit, Plants, Lawn And Garden, Balconies, Plant

Re-potting Strawberry Runners

Over the last few months I've been carefully looking after the Strawberry Runners, that were taken from the mother plant. These have come on very well and after checking their roots, which had developed really really well, it was time to re-pot and store away for the winter. I took some 30cm pots and added each of the four developed Strawberry Runners into these with multi-purpose compost, then watered. They are now ready to be placed in the Mini Greenhouse over winter. Photo: Laura Lunt…

We had lovely weather over the past weekend, very warm and humid but great for all the vegetables which seem to blossom and enjoy the splash. Daughters, Balcony, Cucumber, Zucchini, Fruit, Vegetables, Flowers, Balconies, Vegetable Recipes

Even More Courgettes

We had lovely weather over the past weekend, very warm and humid but great for all the vegetables which seem to blossom and enjoy the splash of heat that's finally arrived. I had a little nosey around the vegetables to see how everything was doing and I notices one long Courgette as least 6cm in size and then another four just starting to form behind this. I'm really really excited as last year it was very disappointing, due to only getting one Courgette from four plants, so I'm overjoyed…

Over the last few weeks I've been harvesting the Radar Onions I've been growing since October last year. Harvest Onions, Daughters, To My Daughter, Asparagus, Balcony, Garlic, Fruit, Vegetables, Studs

Harvested: Garlic & Onions

Over the last few weeks I've been harvesting the Radar Onions I've been growing since October last year. I started with pulling up around six for my first batch, then nine in my second batch and the rest I picked today. Photo: Laura Lunt Date: July 2012 At the same time as planting the Radar Onions, I also planted some Early Purple Wright Garlic and as with the onions, I've been busy harvesting the rest of these today, and hanging them for drying out. Photo: Laura Lunt Date: July 2012 The…

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Best Courgettes Yet 2012

Another unfinished blog I never got around to completing, last year I had a great crop of Courgettes and these were two of the best ones from each variety. Starting with my round variety called 'Tondo di Piacenza', and then my long variety called 'All Green Bush'; they look and tasted gorgeous. Sadly I have no garden or balcony at the moment, so I will miss growing these this year. Photo: Laura Lunt Date: August 2012 Photo: Laura Lunt Date: August 2012

I've been harvesting the Early Purple Wright Garlic this weekend and I may have left them a little too long in the ground or maybe done some. Balcony, Harvest, Garlic, Weird, Christmas Ornaments, Vegetables, Holiday Decor, Christmas Jewelry, Balconies

Weird Garlic

I've been harvesting the Early Purple Wright Garlic this weekend and I may have left them a little too long in the ground or maybe done something wrong along the way. On realising a lot of other people have been harvesting these, I decided to pull them up and found that most of them were slightly deformed. Photo: Laura Lunt Date: July 2012 When I say deformed, I mean even though they have grown to a reasonable size, they don't seem to have fully formed into bulbs, as a lot of the cloves are…