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Three Sisters

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 22:04

I have grown butternut squash under sweetcorn twice, but I was disappointed with the squash each time. Perhaps the corn made too much shade, perhaps I planted the corn too close together. I don't think beans would be a good idea. Climbing ones would shade the corn and corn likes sun.

Half hardy annuals

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:58

Antirrhinums are the hardiest out of those. For the others I think the GH must be above freezing at night. Is there electricity in the GH? I had a paraffin heater, but now OH has arranged an electricity supply I have a little heater and a warm mat which I bought on the internet. It's great, there is a warming cable that runs through it and it sits on the GH shelf, with pots and trays on it.

Daffodils in June?

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:48

I've no idea, but I imagine it would be difficult. My daughter wanted pink and dark red tulips at her wedding in early May so I bought varieties that said they flowered in May on the labels, but we had an early heatwave and they were all over by then.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 19:32

I think Verdun is jealous.

Well done OL.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 19:07

I can't lend Chris Beardshaw, Matty, he's spoken for. I'm short and my OH is short too. The new Poldark rides a horse much better than the old one, who was useless. Must admit I like his eyes.

I thought 27 was over 60 - or is it (oops) a secret, or have I got it wrong?

Have been in veggie garden all afternoon. Planted and sowed broad beans, cleaned water butts, prepared ground for planting onion sets tomorrow - if there is time, we are going out to lunch with friends.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 18:57

Have planted out 27 broad bean plants from earlier sowing and sown 2 more rows. Prepared the ground for planting onion sets if I get time tomorrow but we are going out to lunch. Have cleaned out the water bins in veggie garden and refilled them.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 12:04

Think I prefer the new Poldark to GB. But give me Chris Beardshaw anyday!  At least I know we have something in common!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 09:49

Morning all. Was sunny, but starting to cloud over.

For one who said he didn't care for roses, Verdun seems to be getting very excited about his new rose. I wonder if he'll think it looks lonely on it's own and will end up getting some more

So much to do in the garden, mustn't panic! Somehow, since I reached 27, it seems to take me longer.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 09:29

Lyn, I think it would be a good idea for the Marie Curie nurse to come tonight, whether you can cope or not. Then they will get to know your Mum and the situation, also it would have given you a break. They may not ask so often if you refuse.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 23:01

SL/OL I think you can change your name if you click on your picture and go to "my settings" then just delete your old name and type in your new name. It may not let you do Orchid Lady if you have completely re-registered as Sunflower Lady because it will think there is already an Orchid Lady. You could be Lady Orchid or Orchid Lady 2 perhaps. I'm sure you can change your name because some of us used to do it around Christmas time to give ourselves more festive names.

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