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  1. Mo
    May 5, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    Sorry to hear you were caught out by Jack Frost. Ous spuds took a frosting but I think it will just slow them down.
    Lovely looking jar of Chive Flowers, it seems a pity to put it in a dark place :) Look forward to seeing the end product.

  2. Belinda Norrington
    May 4, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    Oh, I sympathise hugely – i lost ALL my cosmos seedlings last night and tons of other plants are beginning to shrivel up because of the drought. Frost and drought – what a horrible combo. It is depressing and does put me off the tender stuff…

    Hey ho, onwards and upwards! xx

    • Ben
      May 5, 2011 @ 8:36 am

      The rewards will be great…a battle lost…journey not destination…er…shall I go and stand in the corner?
      My cosmos seemed ok….if I have any spares I’ll bring them to Wildacre…it my Dahlias I’m brassed off about…I was looking forward to their mentalness. x

  3. JW Blooms
    May 4, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    Sorry to hear about your seedlings – how depressing. Anything major? The vinegar looks lovely. I don’t have any chives (how has that happened?) but am meeting friends who have loads tomorrow so will “coincidentally” arrive with a couple of bottles of white vinegar! x

    • Ben
      May 4, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

      The door of mini greenhouse was open…lost all dahlias…..most zinnias…most tithonias….it took out an established Buddleia too… Vinegar making is great however…mine is going pink already…and it looks amazing….apparently (and I should mention this in the post) it will fade within hours in the sunlight back to white….

      • JW Blooms
        May 5, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

        Withypit Dahlias say it’s not too late to take dahlia cuttings so it might be worth going down the allotments and asking if anyone has any side shoots they’re about to pinch out. Or maybe ask on Twitter? And just keep sowing. Your summer colours might be a bit late but don’t give up! x