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So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 10:45

Morning all, snowing here in south Norfolk. OH has gone to the bank, I wish he hadn't.

Propagator Help

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 09:27

No, I haven't. But don't start Cosmos too early as they grow fast and you'll have to find somewhere light and frost free to put them.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 09:24

Morning all. White here too, but only a light sprinkle, though the flakes were quite big.

Couldn't stop coughing between 1 and 2am so slept on the sofa until 5am when I went back to bed.

Glad you made it, Chicky, I hope the salt mines are good to you today and you make it home again safely.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 22:59

Well done DD. Bound to feel wobbly afterwards, but he doesn't know.

I hope everyone is OK on the east coast tonight, just seen the news.

Propagator Help

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 22:50

You can start Lobelia in February, and pot on and put on a windowsill without afternoon  sun when they are big enough. If they have too much sun they go leggy and they are slow to take off so sowing early is OK.

pet companions

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 17:48

At least one of them is sensible!

Sod's Law

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 17:37

Made me laugh, but it' all so true 

Vegetables/edible plants to grow in flower beds/borders

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 17:27

Good luck with it all, sounds as they it will be lovely. Just about everything I was going to suggest as I read through has already been mentioned. But I'll say it anyway! I would grow runner beans, mangetout or sugar snap peas, various lettuces, beetroot, parsley, curly kale, carrots, fennel, dill, thyme, everlasting spinach, chives, nasturtiums (leaves and flowers are good to eat in salads), French beans and broad beans.

Propagator Help

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 17:02

If I haven't sown Sweet Peas in the autumn, then I sow them in March as they can get spindly without enough light. They don't need warmth from a propagator, that can make them grow up too fast, which will also make them spindly. I sow them on a window sill in loo rolls or 3 to a flower pot, like Lyn, as they need room for their long roots which don't like to be disturbed.

I put autumn sown ones outside in a cold frame. They are hardy and don't need mollycoddling.


Posted: 12/01/2017 at 16:47

Me too!

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