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Hiya James.  No, usually plant up 3 to 1 litre or 5 to 3 litre pots, depending on bulbs.  Lilies planted singly though.


Looking forward to reading more from you in 2014.


Me to KEF it keeps me moving forward and motivated 

I re-potted my Tulips this week as addict suggested they were to shallow.

But that's what the blog is for, to keep me in line



just to let you know a small update was posted today



Just a small update with a cheap heated propagator made by me





That's all looking good James.  

What a novel way to make a propagator, how much did it cost?  

Daniel Haynes

Hello Mike,

I don't agree with you that our bloggers write "seldom" and about "nowt".

We have five bloggers, four of whom blog every fortnight, with Kate Bradbury's blog appearing weekly. All of our bloggers were chosen on the basis of their knowledge and experience of gardening, and their skill at communicating that.

A glance at our blog index page shows that they cover a wide range of topics:

Do feel free to have your say in the comments section on anything that Adam, Pippa, James, Richard or Kate write in their blogs.

We're not able to offer a personal blog service to users of this site, but there are plenty of free blogging tools available. We're very happy for people to post links to their own garden-related blogs on this forum, providing they're not promoting commercial services or selling products.

Daniel Haynes





Why dont you just start your own website, easy to do then you can post a link to it on here and the other site so people can read it if want to.



Not wanting to drag this thread too far from its original purpose but Mike - there are many many sites out there that grant you a free "blog" - wordpress being one I favour and weebly being one that Clueless here uses.

Rather than expecting another group / company / website to host you why not be proactive and create your own?

You can write as little or as much as you want on a free site - add photographs (I use photobucket to host my photos), different pages within the website. Its all quite easy!

My rather haphazard approach to blogging is here: I hope to refine it with practice!


hello zoomer

the propagator cost me about £26.00 as I had the grow bag tray and sand



Mike - no need to apologise - I think we sussed that you had things on your mind and weren't feeling quite yourself.  You must be so anxious.  If it's any consolation my elderly aunt has had glaucoma for years, and although she has been told that hers too is critical, the medication keeps it under control and she's still able to enjoy life - I'll keep my fingers very crossed that the medication works for you and I'm sure everyone else on the board feels the same.  Keep smiling 


I totally understand Mike. 



Hello mike.

Hey!  No need to apologise.  Your posts are thought provoking and always interesting.  I'm forever putting my foot in it .....on the forum and generally. ,

Keep posting 

anthony mcglen

mike sorry to  hear that hope things sort out with the medication. i sort of know how you feel i have cats to have removed but it complicated more as i have fits in the day and are worse at night.

all the best Mike

Daniel Haynes

Hello Mike,

Please don't apologise - it's absolutely fine to express opinions on the forum, which is all you were doing. We're all crossing our fingers for your that your treatment keeps working. And please keep posting on the forum!


Heather Michaels

It must be truly scaring to be faced with the prospect of losing your eyesight. Hope all works out well for you Mike, and for anyone else here, Edd, Anthony, that has medical conditions affecting their site. Mine can be simply corrected by the application of a pair of spectacles to the face and reading this has reminded me how lucky that makes me.


Good luck with the treatment Mike, love your posts; always thought provoking, which is good, I am embarrassed that I don't often have time to respond to them.

I started the flooded gardens thread, I don't know anything about 'blogs'; just start a thread about your gardening interests, and then keep it going.

Verdun, what about the other foot?

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