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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:03

Have pruned and tied up 2 1/2 Albertine roses full of prickles, then I realised it was raining and I was wet.

It's my birthday

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:00

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I hope you've had a good Birthday so far, Fruitcake.

 

Tree and screening ideas

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 10:33

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Silver birch can grow quite tall, but it has non invasive roots and is light and airy, which is why they can be planted in smallish gardens. I have a silver birch jacquemontii, which isn't huge after 22 years. I think in your garden that 3 might be pushing it a bit, but you can get a multi stemmed one. Photo is my tree in winter.

Crab apples are good for small gardens. So is Amalanchier Lamarkii. Lovely white blossom and autumn colour.

 

Is this normal

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 10:14

My Sarah Bernhardt isn't showing yet, I'm not worried, she comes up every year when she's ready.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 09:18

Gardener's Boy, have you tried Crocus, often recommended by readers here?

http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/echinacea-purpurea/classid.78177/  

Please help with snapdragons

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 09:10

As I read your question I was planning my answer, but Bob got there first!

zinnias

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 09:07

I start them in an electric propagator but they always look leggy to begin with. I didn't know about not liking root disturbance. I pot the seedlings on, burying a bit of stem like tomatoes. They grow out of the legginess later. I sprinkle more compost on the seeds as they don't sell vermiculite here (SW France). They need to be kept in a light place or they will grow leggy, trying to grow towards the light.

If you don't have a propagator, do you have a window sill over a radiator? You need to cover them with a clear plastic lid until they germinate, to keep the seeds moist and warm, then remove it to stop them damping off. Once the seeds have germinated they don't need the air around them to be too moist, that can make them collapse.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 08:45

Gosh, what a speech Edd. I have never found you offensive, but sometimes hard to understand what you mean. I don't usually mind bluntness unless it's really unkind. I've never read the terms and conditions, well I might have done when I joined here but I've forgotten.

We used to have hoopoes here, but I haven't seen any for a few years.

I hope you enjoy North Norfolk, puncdoc. My mother's family used to have a cottage in Salthouse and Mum and her brother used to sail in Blakeney. We went there a few years ago.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 08:36

I understand Edd's remark, but I agree with Verdun. I think it is a very useful thread and it makes one realise there are kind people out there and you are not alone.

Favourite biscuit?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 21:48

When I was at school the Wagonwheels in the tuck shop were enormous, now they seem quite small.

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