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Initial Seed Planting & Potting Up

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:39

Because the fast growing seedlings quickly absorb the nutrients in the compost and grow better when potted on. Also they may not all germinate which may waste all that compost you've put into a big pot.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:36

Happy birthday Archiepem.

A lot of sugar in alcohol that the body turns into fat when it doesn't need the energy. But I know you winked KEF! Most nice things are illegal, immoral or they make you fat! Well, that's what my Dad used to say.

What is this ornamental tree please?

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:32

Oh, crossed with Nut, but we both think the same. Fruit can vary a lot from round to oval, red, orange to yellow and the end can be neat and apple like or messier and more star like as the one in the picture. It looks like an oldish, unpruned tree.

What is this ornamental tree please?

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:25

I think it's a crab apple, note the word "think"!

magazine back issues

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:21

I'm a bit of a hoarder with them, but sometimes I give one to my son who's a dentist! In France but he says they are popular with his English patients.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 15:57

My jeans are tight after being in the cupboard 1 1/2 weeks! Too many chocolates. Punkdoc, more bad news - alcohol is fattening! And I am the living proof after this Christmas period

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 09:46

Morning all.

Thank you Chicky.

Going shopping, dog food, tissues etc.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 09:45

I think it's a bit soon to say that David, people have been busy with Christmas. And winter is less inspiring for photos, unless it snows.

Here is a photo that reminds me of summer, the long border at Waterperry. But I'm just a happy snapper!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/35405.jpg?width=277&height=350&mode=max

 

Blank flowerbed

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 23:15

Do you like clematis? I would put up some support wires (are you allowed?) and grow some up the fence.

Hardy geraniums are easy to grow, many varieties and some are OK with shadier places. I like the sound of shrubs, but not too big, and perennials for a softer look.

What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 23:01

2013 was the year of the Michaelmas daisy for me. Hadn't been tempted much before as you have to wait so long for them. Planted 7 varieties I hadn't got and it was worth the wait. Also planted 3 more pulmonarias that I bought in England, only had one before. Don't see them in the French GCs. They grow wild here so conditions should be OK.

Don't know what it will be for 2014, not much room left anyway.

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