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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 17:27

Can't grow camellias , alkali soil. Tried one in a pot once, friend had given me a beautiful terracotta pot but it broke in winter and the camellia died.

Planted my potatoes and sweet peas this afternoon.

This morning we went to a talk on the French Revolution by the Historical Society (but they are English ex-pats), about an hour's drive away. Really good bring and share lunch.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 15:31

He has often been asked but, as far as I know, only sent pics twice in the last 16 months. Come on Verdun! Have you a camera?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 22:49

Tracey said "Anyway, quick question for my gardening friends, my marigold seedlings are coming along nicely but I have made the mistake of putting them in the propagator with other seeds, which haven't germinated!!!  What do I do?  I think I'm meant to take the lid off once they have all germinated, but can't??   "

I've had problems with that too, now I always sow seeds in separate containers, not necessarily the ones supplied with the propagators. When the marigolds are all properly germinated the lid should come off or they could damp off. Another problem I've had. What are the other seeds? Any chance of removing the marigolds together with their compost to another container?

Top Soil

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 22:40

I half fill my big pots with topsoil mixed with compost or manure and top up with compost so the weeds in the topsoil don't grow. The soil gives a longer lasting substance. I've done that for clematis and roses.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 22:34

At least I didn't use it, thinking it was cream!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 22:09

Talking of UFOs in the freezer. For some time I've been wondering what a bag of frozen white stuff was. From a recent phone call with daughter I've discovered it's a bag of breast milk for her son who is now nearly 3!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 17:24

I now have 121 emails, most from the forum - is that much less than everyone else?

Have planted onion sets red and ordinary onions and shallots. Have pricked out about 30 petunias.

Hugs from me too, Bill. xx

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 14:42

GW magazine, March, have worked out how much you save by growing veg and they recommend the harder to buy ones or ones that are expensive. The only thing is they just give the price of the packet of seeds. What about the price of compost, fertiliser, slug prevention, fleece etc?

Beans

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 10:57

I have grown Hestia, which are a dwarf runner bean, good in pots, pretty flowers. Don't soak them. I started mine in the greenhouse in April, but you can sow outside in May. They aren't frost proof.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 10:53

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39738.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Mrs. Garden, I have some daffodils like that called "Rip van Winkle". I think you must mean Brunnera, not Brugmansia.

Cowslips are coming out in the wild bits.

 

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