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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 10:59

Could it be a beech tree? They have smooth grey bark. Or an alder? Otherwise, wait til the leaves are out and send another pic.

Suitable plants for shallow trough

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 10:42

What about violas or pansies for now followed by summer bedding later? When weather is dry will need watering as there isn't much soil or compost in such a narrow container.

How do I chit sprouted Poatoes?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 10:37

Eyes are where the shoots grow from. The shoots are white because of being in the dark. You decide which way up you want to plant the potato (where there are good eyes on top) and you can rub off the other shoots, if you want, leaving 3 or 4 good eyes or shoots per potato. If there are good shoots or eyes at each end then you can plant them lengthways so that each shoot each end can grow up. The shoots, once the potatoes are planted will all grow up anyway, even if they have to grow round the potato a bit. They seem to know where the light is. Early potatoes, according to trials, are best chitted. Doesn't make so much difference for later crops.

Climbing Roses

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 10:28

If you want bare root ones it's almost too late, some varieties are sold out and the best ones will have gone as they start selling them late autumn.

Compostable Kitchen Caddy Liners

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 10:25

GG you don't seem new anymore!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 10:22

I saw you're in Newhaven, Bev. We arrive on the Dieppe Newhaven ferry nearly everytime we go to England as family and friends mostly in Surrey and Sussex.

just made my 1st ever hanging baskets

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 10:11


 Look at their little smiley faces!

Pansies, violas, bellis daisies, primroses, see what they have in the Garden Centre or supermarket that's in flower now. I like violas best. Then end of May replace with summer bedding, such as petunias, lobelia, verbena, pelagoniums etc. If it sounds expensive think that it's much much cheaper that buying a bunch of flowers every week.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 09:58

Hello Bettina. St. Ives is so beautiful, but I haven't been there for years. Went to the south coast last time. It's grey and -2° in non-sunny (at the moment!) Dordogne. They say it will be warmer at the weekend. But it's not snowing. Last week they said it would snow today.

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 09:50

Grey but no frost. -2°. Put horses rugs on last night. They were, except Hannah (my retired one) all plastered with dried on mud from rolling. Took ages grooming, nose full of mud, ugh! I have 2 my retired one and my rideable one (Lena). My daughter has 2, her retired one (25) and Hannah's daughter, Radia. Where we live there is so much space and keeping a horse isn't the expensive luxury that it is in England. My dog costs as much as 2 horses to feed. A friend (trained) trims their feet. Only Lena is shod. So it's as though I have 3 dogs! But they aren't allowed indoors!

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 22:13

Goodnight Geoff and everyone.

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