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  1. jmh888

    jmh888 Apprentice Gardener

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    Just dropped by to say ‘hi’. Since I retired 3 years ago I have taken more of an interest in the garden and even got round to cataloguing all the shrubs that we have.

    We have lots of herbs, a decent sized bay laurel and rosemary, lots of chives, kale (and a kale destroying squirrel), an eating apple tree and a small plum that never gets bigger but does manage a handful of plums each year.

    We got a bit more serious this year and managed a small crop of tomatoes (the wife planted 5 seeds and got 5 plants - kept one indoors and that one did best of course), green beans, dwarf beans and some squash that made plenty of flowers and no squash.

    I’ve made a couple of planters out of dismantled fencing this year, filled with a compost / soil mix and lined with the bags the compost came in. Those worked out well for smaller stuff.

    Other than that I discovered we have a hazel tree - never did know what it was until this year we have a large crop of squirrels and were interested in why they liked that tree so much! Well, we’ve only been here 27 years…

    Over the winter we plan to turn a larger part of the garden over to food growing and I’m sure I will have lots of questions… and hopefully still retain 10 fingers.
     
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      Good afternoon @jmh888 my friend and a warm welcome to Gardeners Corner:smile:

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      Welcome to the forum
       
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      Loofah Well used member Staff Member

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      Welcome :) Why have I never thought to grow tomatoes indoors?!
       
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      Welcome to Gardeners Corner jmh888. You've got a busy time ahead. :)
       
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      Hi there ! :SUNsmile:

      Sounds like fun with all those squirrels !!
       
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