Busy-Lizzie


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How it Began

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 18:07

I have grown Petunias, Gazanias and Cosmos. I sow in heated propagators in March, indoors on a window sill if still too cold. Then I pot them on into the GH which is heated with a small electric heater, a heating cable in sand and a heated mat on a shelf. I find Gazanias are slow to take off.


Cosmos must be pinched out to stop them going tall and leggy and to make them bushier.


I find they germinate well in a heated propagator but they can't stay there too long once they've germinated so you need somewhere light and frost free to keep them. If I hadn't any heating in my GH I would sow them later.

Last edited: 25 November 2016 18:09:18

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 07:50

Morning all.


Watched Breakfast TV. Reporter in Leeds was in the dark at 7.20am (8.20am here), but here it was completely light at the same time, difference between north and south.


Off for the day to sort refugee clothes etc.

How it Began

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 22:05

My Open Day is on the 9th July next year so I'll grow for my own garden but it's too late to sell bedding plants. Maybe less stressful! But, I forgot, I usually do a charity garden party in June and I sell plants then too.


Being a seedaholic is very easy!

pruning a Fuchsia

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 22:01

I do mine in the spring too, cut them right down.

Best plant bible

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 21:59

I'm another who likes the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening. For veg growing and cooking I like an old book Food from Your Garden by the Reader's Digest.

summer raspberries

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 21:55

I wouldn't worry, I don't usually get round to pruning them until Spring and then it's easier to tell which are old and new. Old ones are darker brown with little branches on them as Pierre says.


I've found an article about it, the author prunes his in winter. https://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/pruning-raspberries-patrick-whitefield-0 

Dahlias

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 21:48

I meant water and feed next year, not in the winter. They'll be asleep in the winter! I leave my tubers upside down to dry for a few days then pack them in a cardboard box with wood shavings in it. But newspaper is fine, easier to get hold of.

How it Began

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 21:44

Kitty - you noticed!

Garden pictures 2016: 2

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 21:42

I've done the Bordeaux Edinburgh flight to see my brother in Crieff, but only in summer so it was a direct flight. Good thing my sister and another brother are in East Sussex.


Clarice, do you book the car online in advance? Much quicker to pick up and cheaper.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 21:33

Oh Fidget what a horrible shock that must have been, but what a relief he's arrived home. I hope his neck is OK.


I've been worrying about my OH who said he would ring me when he arrived in Eastbourne. I've just rung him, seems he forgot.

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