So today Emily and I went and brought a new greenhouse assembled it and planted up our seedlings. We also planted a load more new seeds, bulbs and 4 growing sticks!

We are moving on from Emily’s Royal Horticultural society’s level two award and onto level three. Level two is complete and waiting assessment of our evidence.

The Seedlings and their new greenhouse

We brought a McGregor Walk in greenhouse from Argos as it was reduced from £50 down to £37.50. I was so easy to put together Emily managed it almost completely by herself.

She only needed help with putting the top on and placing the cover over due to height. For this we called in the dad who arrived home for lunch just in time to help.

Once the House was up we laid out all of her seeds and planned what we were going to plant today and what needs to be done the week before we go to France.

Today we are….

Pricking out:

  • Cosmos
  • Lupins

Originally Seeded 31st January 2023 was due to be pricked out a month a go but the weather was still too cold so they were very leggy by time we finally got around to it.


  • Iberis (we think Umbellata)
  • Toad flax
  • Corn flowers
  • Liatris Spicata (Blazing Star)
  • Dahlia Procyon
  • Dahlia First love
  • Sea Holly
  • Pumpkin
  • Broad Beans
  • Snow Peas
  • Cucumber
  • Pepper
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Peas
  • Beetroot
  • Cherry Tomatoes

All will be put safely into our new Greenhouse. We had help advice and guidance compliments of mum who popped over to help. We are complete novices we know nothing about plants. Why would I? after all I married a fully qualified Horticulturalist and landscape gardener!! He no longer has time and our garden was half way through renovation when he suddenly became too busy. So fed up of an unfinished garden we are taking over whatever we can. Starting with……..

Loads of seeding!

We got loads done we still have lots to start off before we head to France but I have to say I am Impressed with how much we got done.

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