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06/04/2013 at 17:13
Bjay - they don't really climb -they grow tall and need tying to some sort of support
PamLL x
06/04/2013 at 17:37

Flo - if you get the GW magazine they say the May edition will come with 48 "free" lavender plants.  I used this offer last year - they are tiny when they arrive (like little fingernail size !) - but they have grown on well and are now quite bushy in 1 litre pots.  So if you are willing to wait a year it might be an option for your new paving

06/04/2013 at 17:43

i still have mine from last year waiting to go in somewhere.

I often go for their offers Flo, as it fills up garden quickly and can let go ones you don't like. Did my fruit that way

06/04/2013 at 17:59

Hi Folks.

Late checking in today, been a busy day what with one thing or another.

Been without a car as it had to go into the garage to have a new cam belt. It's the other side to town so had to use 2 buses to pick it up. All done now. Oh starts to whittle if things are getting near the time to be done, so at least it's done with now, ready for our holiday to France.

I went into the garden just to water a few pots, and then spent an hour re potting some lilies, still 8 pots to go. Didn't intend to start them until tomorrow, but you know how it is, you just get carried away. It was lovely to feel the warm sun, didn't need a fleece.

ChrisX

06/04/2013 at 18:10

Chris - my Taccas have come  Have you potted yours ? If so did you use orchid compost ?

The instructions on mine say not to pot until end of April

Sorry, good evening everyone.

Just excited about my new arrival.

06/04/2013 at 18:16

 Fabulous day - busy in the garden - absolute bliss 

All day I've been thinking .... this is the last summer that I'll have to fit my gardening into the weekends - next summer I can get up in the morning and go out and garden all day if I want to - I actually got a bit damp around  the gills thinking about it 

06/04/2013 at 18:27

Dove - you wouldn't be soon to retire by any chance, would you   

 

Chicky, thank you so much for that information. I shall seek out the May mag. forthwith!

 

06/04/2013 at 18:27

Hi Jean.

I didn't get any instructions with mine so I planted them straight away in ordinary potting compost on 16th March, so probably did everything wrong. I have kept them in the small snug which is the warmest place in the house, but no sign of life. Tracey did tell me they can be ages before they shoot. I think we will have a long wait. Treating them as a learning experience

Dove, being retired is great, do as you like, when you like, can't beat it.

Now for tea, spag bol and a glass of something.

Catch everyone later.

ChrisX

06/04/2013 at 18:28

5 mins. to fish pie. Oh, and a glass of wine

06/04/2013 at 18:40
Sounds good Flo
06/04/2013 at 18:44

Flo - don't think the May mag is out yet - I just noticed it in the "coming next month" bit of the April one.  If I remember, I'll post when it comes along.

06/04/2013 at 19:05

Thanks Chicky you're a brick-y

Fish pie was v. nice Bunny, though I say so myself. Wine was too though I can't claim to have made that with  my own fair mitts!

06/04/2013 at 19:19

Chilly today and windy and grey, but got some digging and manuring done. OH has gone to sing in his 2nd concert so I shall watch the recorded GW.

Going to England on Tuesday.  Hope weather is still good. What shall I pack?

06/04/2013 at 19:22

Sounds like everyone had a nice day.

Front lawn got a cut today , a good rake, spike and feed but the back's a bit wet yet,

Wall to wall sunshine here as well but rain coming in Tues.

Chris, I didn't get a lot of info in the instructions except to say plant end of April . The orchid compost bit I read on the web. I guess we'll just have to see what happens. When I spoke to Tracy, she recommended wrapping them in Sphagnum moss.

What have we let ourselves in for ???

06/04/2013 at 19:23

Liz, definitely leave the bikini at home.

06/04/2013 at 19:25

Unfortunately, Busy-Lizzie, I would pack a brolly !  Its forecast to get warmer, but the rain is coming with it.

06/04/2013 at 19:37

Thank you. I always leave my brollies in shops! Don't really mind wet and mild. Hate very cold.

06/04/2013 at 20:32
Lots of layers Liz!
06/04/2013 at 20:34

So pleased! Have actually not had to turn my heating on this evening!! And it's still warm!! Roll on this heat every day! And warmer!

06/04/2013 at 20:37

RAIN Tusday - sods law will be moving topsoil -like a mud bath if it does rain- help!

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