Latest posts by Cheerypeabrain

Amateur Weatherman/woman

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 19:54

My beloved is a control freak so insists on taking charge when we get the 'big scope' out...but I have a nice old 4" orion that I can whip out of the garage as and when I want to use it. Living 3 miles from a busy city centre we don't see much...but we still get good views of the planets.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 19:44

FOUR FUNERALS? (yes...I am shouting) gosh...that must be emotionally draining. I'm sorry for your loss GG...glad that you had your family around you today. X


All I've done (gardening-wise) today is take some emerging seedlings out of the heated propagator and popped them onto a tray in the sun room. I have gazed longingly at the garden and sent encouraging thoughts to the apple tree....

Amateur Weatherman/woman

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 19:38

I'm interested in astronomy too Bob...we've had a couple of lovely dark skies this week

I think that the only time I get really obsessed with the weather is when I'm wanting to plant out my little darlings grown from seed. My BiL is a retired he is absolutely weather-obsessed.

Seed Sowing

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 16:18

My cucumber and butternut seeds have germinated but still have loads in the heated propagator. As they emerge I'm popping them on a tray in the conservatory where it's not too cold (warmer than the GH anyroad).

Most things seem to be taking their time this year but with it being so cold it's probably a good thing that they're not climbing out of the pots. I still have more stuff to sow but it can probably wait.

verbena bonariensis

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 15:14

I've never managed to get vb through a winter yet, altho it sets seed all over the shop and comes up in the most inconvenient places the following year (so the seed must be pretty rhobust). My OH doesn't like VB so I'm having a go at V. rigida instead this year...

to pinch out or not

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 15:08

I mean eArly.....dyslexic fngiers.

to pinch out or not

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 15:07

I pinch out most things...I just wish that they were big emough to pinch out...very slow growing they are.


It's ealy tho isn'ty it?

Non Support of Poor Companies

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 15:04

I too use capitals for emphasis...

there is also the fact that I'M A BIT DEAF

The average gardener

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 08:12

Very dare anyone try to shoehorn such a creative, obsessive, artistic and diverse group of individuals into a niche. However..I still love GW (and Beechgrove) and am just glad that we HAVE a gardening prog back on our screens.

Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 08:00


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No blossom on my apple tree

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What on earth....?

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