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Latest posts by Bookertoo

So many frosts

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:49

Normal frosts for this time of year, i.e. most nights  - which is why we don't plant outside for a good long time yet!


Posted: 20/02/2015 at 19:49

It's really far too cold for aubutilon outside.  I've grown mine in pots for years, they et brought into the cool greenhouse in October, depending on the weather -and never go out again until April.

Seed tray help

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 16:50

Never heard of the cinnamon tip, and imagine the wonderful small in the greenhouse - Christmas all year.  Will certainly try that one, thank you Edd.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 19:01

I don't think our compost heap goes short!    I'm always amazed at how quickly the kitchen compost bin (no, we don't make compost in the kitchen) gets filled up and has to be trotted down to the heaps.  

Odd corrections?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:34

I have no predictive text in use , nor auto correct, (tho' I did mention t, but it is off)  and so far, it is only this site that does it!!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:32

Alan D, I love your style of gardening - just as I do it - minus the tea which I can't drink, but there is always something refreshing to have now and again.  May Spring, and the kettle, continue to work well as it goes along. 


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:30

Indeed Nutcutlet, but that perfume!  Mind you only need one or two to fill the house with the perfume.  My friend was given a box containing 9, which all flowered at once, and drove her outdoors!! They had to go onto the step to be admired from afar!

Odd corrections?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:27

Is it just me, my computer (commuter is what it gave me) or has anyone else noticed the very odd corrections you get when typing something for this site?  I for example, wrote the word 'space', and it came out 'spas'. (Took me twice to persuade it I did want to say 'space')    Now I'll not say I never type incorrectly, of course I do - but some of these are just plain weird - and it doesn't happen in emails and so on? 

Let me know if I'm just getting weirder, quite possible, or whether the auto correct is having an off time?


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:23

I've been planting them outside for years, and many of them do well.  They are never as big as when they were forced, and often it takes a year or two for them to recover from being forced, but we do have quite a good lot over the garden that originated from indoor ones.  i have found that the more exotic colours don't do as well outdoors as the basic pink, blue and whites - but if you have the space and the will, go for it. 

plug plants

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:21

Lyn, I did note they were perennialsl, but I still feel it is far too early (here) to be thinking about little plugs outdoors.  I've also see many for sale, which certainly have not been grown outside (if I thought that, I'd think slightly better of it).   I did see the offer of which she spoke, and I did think, and still do, that as Zoomer says, if it looks too good to be true, it surely is.   Would be happy to be proved wrong……. Lets hope however, that Bizzy is lucky.  Maybe you could let us know how you get on Bizzybee?

Discussions started by Bookertoo

watch out, watch out ……..

…… lily beetle about 
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Odd corrections?

Use of the English language! 
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Happy seasons greetings to all

Be joyful 
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squirrels and their cleverness

the unending bane of my life 
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Solomon's seal

Where and how? 
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For whom do we garden .............

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frosted lilies

any advice? 
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out of season plants

why are these wanted? 
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bird feeders

caged fat ball feeder 
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Hazel nut queries

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Flippin' pigeons

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