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Posted: 22/01/2015 at 06:47

Lyn - huge hugs - nothing more I can say really. Its the most difficult thing in the world, but you are doing all the right things.  

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 12:13
Checked mine this morning too - Sainsbury's own is certified British and supports dairy farmers ..... But obviously not enough! It seems somes people would pay more if they knew it went to the farmers - so they need to get a proper labelling/certifying system that actually means something and is not just marketing fluff. Need Jamie O on the case !


Posted: 21/01/2015 at 00:44

Pouring here - no snow for us this time!

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:53

Actually - tell a lie - the one in that photo is a self watering version of the same thing.  I have a production line going most years - on the heated version to germinate, then on the self watering to grow on a bit, then pricked out to the GH, then in pots and into the cold frame and finally to the garden

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:47

I love mine Its one of the ones with 7 mini trays

 Here it is last year after the lids had come off.  I used to have mixed results growing from seed - now I rarely have disasters  Can't wait to get started again this year ...only a few more weeks now

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:40

You're doing well Matty - hope each day gets a little easier

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:36

I'd be happy to pay more for British milk, just like I do for free range stuff - but i'd worry about whether the extra got passed back through to the farmers.  Maybe a return to the milk marketing board is not such a bad idea - make us all aware of the choices we are making


Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:21

Yvie - i do as Lyn does and grow nerines in pots that i keep in an unheated GH all winter.  I get flowers that way, whereas the ones planted in the garden produce leaves every year, but never any flowers (they've been in 5 years, so i've given up hope.  Should dig them up really, but they are doing no harm).  Hope you made it through the snow for Nanna duties

Littlest chicklet is on a school trip (GCSE mocks finished yesterday) to the theatre in London.  Treat for the girls - less so for the parents who have to be there for pick up at 11.45pm.  Need to find a way to stay awake til then.  If this evening's snow arrives I will be sending OH - i hate hate hate driving in the white stuff


Posted: 20/01/2015 at 07:03

Just read back ...Good luck with the new garden Hollie - keep us posted with your progress

First flower this year

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 06:55

Don't know what it is, but it has made me smile  Roll on spring

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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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