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Peas

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 09:58

I sow peas straight into the ground from March to April. I haven't had a mouse problem, one advantage of having a cat. My mother used to dip her pea seeds in paraffin which stopped mice eating them. I sow far too many to be bothered with fiddling about with loo rolls. I use loo rolls for sweet peas.

When can I start sowing ?

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 09:46

The only seeds in your list that I would sow now are the sweet peas. The greenhouse must be frost proof for the others and warm enough at night. I start tomatoes in heated propagators indoors in March, then put on sunny windowsill over a radiator indoors then move to the GH which has a little electric heater in it for the night. By then it is  April. Tender plants sown later will be less leggy than ones sown too soon and they grow more quickly and catch up.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 09:34

Morning all, terrible night coughing. But less bunged up this morning so hopefully on the mend. Felt rotten yesterday after the supermarket trip. I must must be better tomorrow for lunch party. Most of the people coming have just had colds too.

Going to make huge chicken casserole for tomorrow, I have a very big pressure cooker, and a tray of roasted veg. Must make a loaf of bread too. The one I bought in Leclerc supermarket yesterday is as hard as a rock.

Poured all night, sunny now.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 09:44

Morning all.

I hope my cold didn't cross the channel after all, Dove. In fact it's been worse than I thought to start with. Coughing and bunged up in the night, not so bad in the day.

Thank you all about the funeral. She was 84, but leaves her husband. An English couple who retired to France who I've known about 8 years.

I'm going shopping now, need groceries and food. 10 people coming to lunch after church on Sunday and daughter and her two little children coming on Monday.

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 09:33

http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/european-pasqueflower-adrian-thomas.jpg

 

Happy Birthday KEF

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 12:45

Wintersong, lovely story

Back from a funeral.

It was -5° and frosty this morning, now it's sunny and 9°. Back to the veggie garden this afternoon.

Rose pruning and frost

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 12:36

Each year seems different. In 2013, when this thread started, the spring was very cold. We went to Hever Castle for the rose week and there were no roses out so it was cancelled. Last spring 2014 was very mild and wet. Roses were 3 - 4 weeks earlier than 2013. This year has been quite cold, with snow, but it seems as though it will be earlier than 2013 too.

Moving roses

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 12:30

I would prune them, dig them up, plant them in large pots as soon as possible. End of March will be a bit late to dig them up anyway. Then treat them as pot grown roses until you are ready to plant them in the new house. Don't forget to keep them watered and to feed them in March.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 12:08

Bench looks great Yvie. Not a long way to go, just needs summer to arrive.

We've been out to buy more deer fencing, compost and bird food. Those bluetits get through an awful lot.

Glad you had a good holiday, Lily P.

i been given this advice but '.................

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 22:24

Bekkie, does your dog have DM? If that's it then don't blame yourself. Not your fault, it's genetic. Nothing to do with food.

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