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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Advice with a planter

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 22:12

I'll second what clk has just said. That's what I was thinking when I read the question.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 22:09

Please Panda.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 22:08

I've been a very good girl and I love milk chocolate flapjack

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Posted: 20/03/2014 at 18:36

http://www.graphics16.com/g/spring/spring_027.jpg

 Sunny, 19° today, but they say it will be cool and wet next week. Had to water troughs and tubs.

Hope you are OK, Fidget, after falling backwards.

First day of spring!

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 22:13

Sorry about your Mum, KEF. Hope she's better soon. We'll think of you while you're not here and hope to hear from you soon.

Just watched Line of Duty, but missed the first two episodes so I never really understood it.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:38

Planted out my sweet peas. Only 12 of my original 36 that I asked about germinated. I sowed more, about half of them have come up. They have been in a cold frame for the last 2 weeks. 18° today, sunny. Looked happier in the cold frame, don't think they liked the windowsill.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 17:27

Can't grow camellias , alkali soil. Tried one in a pot once, friend had given me a beautiful terracotta pot but it broke in winter and the camellia died.

Planted my potatoes and sweet peas this afternoon.

This morning we went to a talk on the French Revolution by the Historical Society (but they are English ex-pats), about an hour's drive away. Really good bring and share lunch.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 15:31

He has often been asked but, as far as I know, only sent pics twice in the last 16 months. Come on Verdun! Have you a camera?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 22:49

Tracey said "Anyway, quick question for my gardening friends, my marigold seedlings are coming along nicely but I have made the mistake of putting them in the propagator with other seeds, which haven't germinated!!!  What do I do?  I think I'm meant to take the lid off once they have all germinated, but can't??   "

I've had problems with that too, now I always sow seeds in separate containers, not necessarily the ones supplied with the propagators. When the marigolds are all properly germinated the lid should come off or they could damp off. Another problem I've had. What are the other seeds? Any chance of removing the marigolds together with their compost to another container?

Top Soil

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 22:40

I half fill my big pots with topsoil mixed with compost or manure and top up with compost so the weeds in the topsoil don't grow. The soil gives a longer lasting substance. I've done that for clematis and roses.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

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