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Posted: 25/02/2013 at 09:16

Morning all. -3° here, so a bit warmer than yesterday, snowing lightly. OHs birthday, the nice restaurants are shut on Mondays and we ate too much yesterday. Gloomy time to have a birthday.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 08:59

A little warmer today -3°, snowing! But only a sprinkle.

my pictures

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 23:45

Looking forward to the next lot of pics.

How do i plant Morning Glory

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 23:26

I sow mine in April too as when I did it too soon they got too big before it was warm enough to plant them out. I don't soak the seeds and they always germinate well.

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Posted: 24/02/2013 at 23:18

Dogs are sweet, funny, friendly and revolting! One of my past Border Collies used to wear perfume round his neck every day. It was called "Cow Pat".

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Posted: 24/02/2013 at 23:15

Couldn't think what you were talking about, now I know. I don't think one should kill small children and pets.

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Posted: 24/02/2013 at 23:05

Hurray, at last, Verdun's garden - and well worth waiting for. I was beginning to wonder whether he'd read all that great advice, but no it's all for real. Superb. Why were you so shy?

First time grower and in need of advice!

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 19:45

Will you be lifting any paving to make the raised bed? How had you planned  to build it? It will have to be deep enough and have drainage, preferably that doesn't run out all over the paving. Hard to advise on size without knowing how much space you have to play with. You can grow carrots, spuds, tomatoes, French beans, dwarf runner beans like Hestia in big pots. Tomatoes can be started in the windowsill propagater soon, so long as you can keep them warm enough when small plants. Or buy small plants in May, pot up and put in greenhouse thingy until frosts are over. Spuds plant outside around Easter or a bit later (it's early this year). Sow bean seeds in May, or plant out after frosts are over if you sow them in the greenhouse thingy. Carrots sow direct in earth when it says so on the packet, thin them out when young plants. Chillis, don't know, not a fan.

Rented property - new to gardening

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 19:27

I would be inclined to get rid of the yuccas, they take up a lot of room and have very sharp tips. Does it get much sun? Or is it shady? You could keep a jungly theme, hostas for shade, canna lily for sun. Perhaps a non invasive bamboo and a fatsia japonica. Could the yucca in the last picture be a cordyline? It looks softer and less prickly. And, of course, climbers. Some herbs along the front of the beds and a pot of tumbling tom tomatoes.

Newly laid sedum roof

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 19:17

I wouldn't water it while the weather is so cold. Sedum can manage some drought anyway.

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