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26/10/2013 at 14:43

After a sort break from the garden and my jobs to do around it was really nice to come home to Gardeners world magazine on my door step where did go somewhere near Selsey


Also while I was away more of my bulbs have started to show new growth ok they are only my Allium but it was a nice shock. I also thought my grass seed may have started signs of germination but sadly no however I did drop some a week or two ago in the garage as I was unsure if they would germinate as I've had 5kg's of the seeds in the garage for ooooooooooo about 6 years and to my delight they have started to grow on top of my newly planted bulb pots, must of got some in a open bag of compost LOL so I now have some weeding to do.


First day back and I’ve started to pull some of my flowers out of my summer pots so I shall be adding some mulch to the top of my Jasmine pots.



26/10/2013 at 19:19

Hi James

Amazing how long some seed lasts. I had a box of old loose seeds given to me. sowed the lot and all I got was radishes. A lot of radishes

26/10/2013 at 22:33

Hi James,

Sorry!  Not been following you for a while, due to a few problems, but promise

to do better now!  Hope you don't mind me using your thread to tell Nutcutlet

that I can't pm her for some reason - no matter what I do I can't type a message

to her, so I wonder if you can pm me Nutcutlet please, as last time you did

when this happened, it seemed to do the trick!  Thank you and thank you too James!   

27/10/2013 at 08:23

Good morning James and ffb

Infiltrating your thread James, it's disgraceful

I'll PM you ffb

27/10/2013 at 08:35

not a problem ffb 

I like radish nucutlet.

on a nother note the work i've done to the lawn has given the weeds a new lease on life any pointers ???



27/10/2013 at 08:53

If they're annual weeds mowing will sort them out James. Perennials would be worth spot killing early on. especially dandelions.

Unless you like a flowering lawn as I do and welcome all those pretty flowers.

27/10/2013 at 09:10

Thank you nutcutlet I'm going out to spot kill some weeds before the rain comes we have a blue sky here in warwickshire.


27/10/2013 at 09:44

Blue here as well but everything is flying around so I'm playing in the kitchen instead of the garden

27/10/2013 at 09:48

what you playing nut 

the wash board or the spoons lol

27/10/2013 at 09:49


27/10/2013 at 09:53

why has the compost germinated the grass seed quicker than the top soil I added to the top of my lawn ??


27/10/2013 at 09:56

warmer tha the ground maybe? were they 'sown' on the same day?

27/10/2013 at 10:36

I don't know Nutcutlet as I said they fell into the compost at some time maybe a week or two before I sowed on to the lawn.

How long would you excpect the seeds to take to germinate 14 to 21 days ??


27/10/2013 at 11:20

Yes, about 21 days, sometimes a bit sooner if conditions are right. I have had mixes germinate quicker but mostly not. I'm always sowing little bits, repair jobs, and always expect them sooner but they keep me waiting

27/10/2013 at 12:33

Thanks nutcutlet it's only been a week so I will have to wait a bit longer me thinks


27/10/2013 at 12:36

you will. I sowed some about this time last year. It had just germinated when the cold weather came. It sat under ice and snow for ages then started growing again when it melted

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