* Red Dahlia *

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Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 15:35
Thanks frank. My conservatory is reading a soil temp of 28 today!!! And still no dwarf dahlia seedlings showing!

One of my helebores

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 15:31
I am hoping they seed abs more baby hellebores!!!!

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 01:05
MMP you sound like you have my sense of humour!!!!

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 00:19
My gosh I suddenly feel demanding. Thankyou blackest!!! V v grateful.

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 22:40
Thanks palais!! Would I have to tip my potatoes out the buckets then?? I have about an inch or two to earth up in the current bucket!!

One of my helebores

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 22:24
Just to share.... Been out in my pj's and took some pictures of my hellebores. One from b&q (pink one), and a Niger I think from a lovely lady in the next village that sells her plants. Was a free gift!!




If a PC person could pls help to download and attach!!! I'm an iPhone user!!!

One of my helebores

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 22:01
Get down to pound stretcher a 4ft x5ft ish greenhouse is reduced to about 24!! Mine was up last year and going to hopefully put up this!! My tomatos will go on when everything else is starting to come out. That's my master plan albeit not up so its all in my head.

I want my sweet peas to show, it's annoying me now! Nothing at all, not even slight cracks in the compost! I'm worrying I'm going to have a naked arch when my OH went to so much trouble to put it up on his own!!

I don't have a massive garden so its east to potter in my nursery of an evening and morning before work!!! Nursery -aka conservatory!!

One of my helebores

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 21:43
Carrots are in a big dog bath that I prepped with used compost, new compost and sharp sand then fleeced over.

Only seeds not up now are the sweet peas. Only thing left to sue is my beans but may weekend is my date and I'm sticking to what my grandad always told me !

My lettuce are in a pop bottle and are now about an inch tall!!! Yay!!! Just neeeeeeeed to get my plastic greenhouse up now!!!

Oh and my perennial seed is not up but only set about 4 days ago!!

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 21:37
That made me smile!!! Would just turn up in my jodhpurs and riding boots, that may do the trick!! You know I have no idea how big tyres or the inside but are, so no clue if would sit on top.

Does earthing up make for bigger crops or just shield from the frost. Mine are in the conservatory and will then go in my plastic greenhouse, so hopefully won't get frost damaged!

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 21:01
Don't seem to have time to watch tv so no clue if blue Peter is on.

Question for you all. I planted tatties in builders buckets and they are just showing. I fancied earthing up but how do I make my buckets taller withou spending lots on equipment. If not poss then I won't earth up. Just wondered if it would increase my crop. Any views or ideas??

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