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Time for planting bulb lasagne

Posted: Today at 18:02

I'm like you Liz - always leave planting my tullip bulbs til November.  I think the other ones will be fine if they are planted then too - i have planted (forgotten) bulbs in December before now and they all came up fine - daffs, scilla and chinodoxa


Posted: Today at 17:26

I'm flolloped too Dove. Long bike ride, even wore Mr Chicky out. But very pretty North Hampshire countryside - the hedgerows are just laden with all sorts of berries.  No way am I planting any plants today - theres always next weekend.

And when it comes to bumping off Rob in the Archers .....can I join the queue please


Posted: Today at 11:04

Mr Chicky found a new chain and has just fitted it, so off we go

Welcome back KEF.  Hope you had a great time.  Loved Corfu when we went a few years ago

Go for it Clari always feels better when you take control.


Posted: Today at 09:08

Morning all

going on a bike ride - not sure whether I will be able to use my normal noble steed (OH is investigating whether he can get a new chain on a Sunday), or a mountain bike with tyres like a tractor.  If its the latter, I will get a real workout.

Hope to find time to plant my new purchases when I get home - might as well make the most of the rainy week to come to settle them in.

Enjoy lunch Dove, hope you make lots of progress to find Fairy's pics now

Planting Advice please 2 for sunny side

Posted: Today at 09:02

New Dawn does well in the shade for us.  So does Little White Pet, but it has zero fragrance so I wouldn't recommend that one.

Gardener's rewards...

Posted: Yesterday at 21:48


Posted: Yesterday at 21:41

If Hefty is reluctant to oblige, this is what you are looking for


Delphinium Seeds

Posted: Yesterday at 20:14

 I leave mine to sow next spring, in a windowsill propagator, and then grow them on for a year in pots, protecting them from the frosts.  They normally then flower in their second year, when I have planted them out in the garden.  Here's one of mine that managed a flower in its first year


Sungold Tomatoes

Posted: Yesterday at 20:04

Ours are all still ripening well too - think it has been our best year ever.  Tried Sungold for the first time this year, and I'm hooked .....flavour is wonderful. We'll be picking for a few weeks yet.

missing plants

Posted: Yesterday at 19:20

I think they are an annual Iain - so you will either have to grow them from seed each year, or buy new plants.  They will not come back year after year.  I've grown them from seed before - they weren't that tricky.

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