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What's your day been like?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 14:57

nut I didn't know you were so tough!

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 12:01

Woodgreen, not Beano?

cleaning a greenhouse

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 16:30

Mrs G, I will be getting one of those candles, thank you for the info.

What's your day been like?

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 16:22

Walked dog in very heavy frost, my feet skidding on icy puddles, then sang in church choir, think we were all a bit off key during the anthem; church was so cold I thought my nose was going to fall off.

I was 'stumped' with that word stumperie, googled it and realised that in a previous garden had done a bit of stumperie, without knowing it was a branch of gardening; just wanted somewhere for ferns etc.

Checked the slightly heated g/h and found it did drop below 0 last night, but only just. I have this electric heater system that kicks in at 7c.

Harvested leeks, looked accusingly at mint in g/house, watered apricot tree in g/h.

Peas in cold frame surviving (they are suitable for Autumn planting).  Steamed leeks added green olives and vinaigrette, yum


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 16:02

Nut, you will have seen them in florists I expect. I found an American site based Chicago I think (much colder than here; the Riviera of Norfolk) who grows them outside in summer and found that they need lots of water and not too much sun. Just wondered if anyone grows them here. You can get plug plants but I decided to go the cheap route with seeds.

What's your day been like?

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 13:09

Zoomer, please let us know which company is being so difficult about deliveries so the rest of us can avoid them.

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 12:59

I read this week about a New Zealand couple in their 60s who ran a marathon EVERY DAY last year. They are raw food vegans and look pretty healthy in the photo. They ate up to 30 bananas a day each whilst doing this.

cleaning a greenhouse

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 12:55

I have an apricot growing in the g/house, so just used water to clean it with and make sure all pots and trays are well scrubbed in hot soapy water.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 12:52

I think we'll need to hire a charabanc soon! What fun to meet other gardeners!


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 12:49

I saw a bunch of lisianthus this morning and it reminded me that I have always loved them and I now have a greenhouse; came home and ordered seeds on line.

Any tips on growing them?

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