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kate1123

Do you remember the Cinerias that Beechgrove did last year, we were all so impressed that we said we would give them a go I also bought some red zinnias, red amaranthus, verbascums, eryngiums.........I can see a car boot sale next year, although this years seedling are struggling today

sotongeoff

I did and forgot-thanks for reminding-they showed them in flower in the early shows?

Another good Beechgrove last night I thought

kate1123

I do like all the trials and the new varieties of plants. Jims comments about compost particularly useful. I want to know how those school kids grew such healthy plants, a heated greenhouse maybe?

sotongeoff

I missed the bit about seed composts in a previous programme as I was on the beach-what conclusions did they reach?

They may have bought the plants in

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kate1123

New Horizon peat free seed compost was top rated at 20p a litre.

No! they showed the pupils sowing the seeds then planting them out, was I hoodwinked

sotongeoff

People have apparently been "braving" the winds a rather overused adjective in my opinion-Chery was being constantly brave when she split from hubby-she and Katy Perry are on Graham Norton tonight

kate1123

Are we already looking at tv highlights, I have not had lunch yet.

 

sotongeoff

Fighting my way past football hyperbole

I had fish finger sandwiches-yummy

kate1123

I have made soup but now want fish finger sandwiches

sotongeoff

Compromise-have soup sandwiches.

smallswan

Sotongeoff: you're right - it's 'orrible here. 

Went to sort out casualties (broken hollyhocks, roses all over the place) and got blown off my stepladder ... ouch ... just had a strong cup of tea, need a stiff drink.

sotongeoff

Going up stepladders just before going away is dicing with death-you have been very brave

smallswan

Beechgrove - who they?  

smallswan

For brave read b. idiot.  No permanent harm done, except to the philadelphus that got landed on.  Just discovered Beechgrove happens in Scotland.  Is it good?

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kate1123

smallswan I would ask the carrier pigeon to bring you some navy rum but he is refusing to fly.

Beechgrove is great they do lots of trials on plants/compost etc You can watch on i-player or BBC Scotland.

smallswan

Thanks: that seems like a good occupation come Friday tea time. it's still blowing like a tropical storm, but at least the rain's eased up.  The May floods haven't all gone   yet: we could do without more of the b*****s.

sotongeoff

In amongst the wind and the showers I have mowed off the daffodil leaves in the naturalized grass strip-that is it for today

kate1123

You have been out too, so brave the pair of you.