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Posted: 10/02/2014 at 00:01

Sounds like a good plan - give it a go and see   My methods have only come about by trial and error - good luck, and let us know how you get on


Posted: 09/02/2014 at 23:57

Just set the alarm for 6.15 - might have to do some virtual foot stamping myself ...


real foot stamping would wake OH - not a great idea .... 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 23:14

80p could have ended my torment  - guess i will hold off drinking that poisoned vial for the moment - a swift email tomorrow could sort it out.


Shakespeare would have had a hard time writing believable storylines these days .....  Innit !!


Posted: 09/02/2014 at 23:09

Madeleine - i can only answer for what i do ( but it seems to work) :

don't wipe off the moisture - the humidity seems to help

once you have a good lot germinated open the vents, but keep the lid on for a couple of days.

mine then go to an inside windowsill for a couple of weeks.

then to an unheated GH, but i run out every night frost is forecast to cover them with clear plastic lids, which i then remove in the morning.

Nor sure about re-wetting of capillary matting - my system doesn't have such sophistication

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 22:59

Oh no !! i have fallen for a handsome stranger, but cannot find out his name.  Woe is me 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 22:20

Nut - what sort was that witch hazel ????  Love it !!

agree on the iris landgirl - looks like Katherine Hodgkin - i have a few clumps, and i am not keen - prefer the stunning blue or purple ones instead.  But will i be brave enough to uproot KH ?? I think not

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:54

Lol Fairy 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:53

So lovely to see you all .  And the snowdrops look jaw dropping too - miles of them.  Were the large drifts all the "normal" ones (still the prettiest imo) or were there any big clumps of fancy named ones??

and did you spot any hard core galanthophiles??


Posted: 09/02/2014 at 17:44

At my picture - not Pentillie's opera, which sounds amazing


Posted: 09/02/2014 at 17:42

Oops - squint sideways ....

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