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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 09:57

I sow Aquadulce broad beans in March, Fidget, so it's certainly not too late. I've stopped sowing them in autumn as they kept dying in the winter, or the deer got them (before OH put the high fence up). In fact, I think I'm going to sow some in pots in the GH today, while the weather is nice, and get an early start.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 09:23

Morning all. Was +3° and not foggy this morning - 6° warmer than yesterday.

Sad about your cat Stacey. My dog has cancer, but he's started eating again. Don't know what will happen when he's off cortisone though.

More pruning today. The cutting is OK, it's the clearing up that is a chore.

Which Clematis for which wall?

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 09:17

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This is my clematis John Paul ii growing on a north wall in August. It's first year and by the end of the year it was quite big. Had flowers on and off all the time since the first flowering.

 

It's my birthday

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 08:52

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Happy birthday Pauline and Fidget's Mum

 

Bee Pitstop

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 18:43

The round flowers you mention are alliums. Bees love lavender and perennial salvias. I have a blue salvia that is covered in bees in the summer. They also like daisy shaped flowers with open middles.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:59

Good morning all. Thick fog -3°. Hope it brightens up this afternoon, things to do outside.

Help

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:50

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June can be awkward, too early for bedding plants and spring flowers going over, but good for roses. But what about violas? I plant out plug plants in autumn, in the flower beds and pots around the house and they are still in full flower in June, feel sad at having to dig up the ones in pots to plant the summer bedding. Or you could grow them in pretty pots to put on tables as pot plants. A friend of mine did that and then gave them to the guests as presents afterwards on their way out.

 

Using plastic non heated propagators for flower seeds

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:43

That's what I do too.

New Build, New Garden

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:10

Betula Nigra, the river birch grows in wet soil http://www.deepdale-trees.co.uk/trees/2010/09-Betula-nigra.html  but I don't know what size tree you are thinking of.

Does size matter?

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 19:27

Sorry, I don't. But I live in France and the seed potatoes here are much smaller than the ones I've seen in England. I seem to get good crops though. In England they seem to be chicken egg size, here they are smaller than bantams eggs.

But I was interested to know so I had a look on Google. T & M say

Seed potatoes are normally about the size of a chicken’s egg, but will often vary in size. Don’t be concerned if you receive different sized seed potatoes - they will all grow equally well.

In fact, during the 2nd World War it was common practice to cut larger seed potatoes in half or even smaller divisions to make the seed potatoes go further. The cuts should be left to dry out for 3 or 4 days before planting

 

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