Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

seed sowing

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:31

Is it a heated propagator? If so then sow now, mine are coming up. But is your GH frost free or heated? Because you will need somewhere to put the baby plants when you pot them on. If you haven't an electric propagator then sow them indoors on a windowsill, preferably with a radiator under the window sill.

Moss Moss Moss!!

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:26

The sun in the summer should help.

Rose Maintenance

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:25

Start feeding now. Use rose fertiliser. Pruning needs to be done by the end of March. I spray for fungal diseases just as the leaves start appearing, but as Dave says, you can start earlier.

Well rotted manure as a growing medium

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:22

I have a friend who used manure like that to fill raised beds. He grew all that you are growing and it did very well, but he didn't grow carrots or parsnips.


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:20

I haven't done mine yet, make sure it's well rotted.


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:19

Hostas are hardy and can be left out all year round. But as yours have already been indoors and have leaves earlier than usual I would put them in the unheated greenhouse, but not where they would be scorched by the sun. They prefer a bit of shade.

Growing Dahlia's from tubers

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:16

Tubers are quite big, seed trays tend to be shallow. I grow them in largish flower pots from mid March in the greenhouse to plant out in the garden when the frosts are over. Otherwise, plant them directly in the ground in early May so the frosts are over by the time the leaves come up. But they will flower later. Can you fit a flower pot on a windowsill? The tuber needs to be about 6 inches deep in the pots, depending on their size, so that there is about an inch of soil over them. They can later be planted a bit deeper. Don't forget to feed and water them. They don't need a lid.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:02

Great news, thanks for letting us know.


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 11:54

Morning all. Didn't come here this morning because I had lots of email notifications, but they missed out Hello Forkers.

If no one wants Dove's cake I'll have it, looks yummy, just my sort of thing.

Have been in veggie garden this morning. Took up the weed supressing fabric and dug up the rest of the leeks for the freezer. OH has rotovated all the bits where I want to put onions, potatoes, broad beans, peas. 

low maintance plants

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:45

Thank you Dove, they sound lovely. We are going to Beth Chatto's in July, hope they have it. Can't order plants from England in France. But I'll look at my French website.

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