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Latest posts by chicky

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 17:24

How exciting .  Never had an allotment so can't give first hand advice, but i would certainly ask other plot holders - it will be good to get some advice, but also to make some friends

When to take off the propagator lid?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 10:23

I open the lid vents as soon as i see sprouts, but leave the lid on (with my fingers crossed) for a few more days for the benefit of the seeds that might be late starters.  I know i risk damping off that way, but so far it has never happened 


Posted: 19/01/2014 at 10:21

Tracey - i would consider that remark a seal of approval 

No compost reviews at B&Q

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 09:15

Funny that Which? rated Verve highly, and yet loads here have had problems with it.  I must admit i don't trust their reviews anymore - had bad experiences with a washer and a vacuum recommended by them too


Posted: 19/01/2014 at 08:55

Great spot you have there AWB !  We are thinking of giving the mushrooms a go too

Hope CB is watching this thread - the shoots of his revival are starting to show 


Posted: 19/01/2014 at 08:47

Lovely day in prospect here.  Bird feeders now all sparkly clean and ready to go back out.  Have registered for the bird watch/count next weekend.

my indoor hyacinths, planted early November are starting to come out too - very pretty blue.


Posted: 18/01/2014 at 22:53

I've bought snowdrops and cyclamen from eurobulbs before, and was very pleased with them.  Keep an eye open for offers in newspapers and magazines too - they often  have "free" (ie pay p&p only) ones on offer in jan/feb


Posted: 18/01/2014 at 17:27
Welcome back Fidget - holiday sounds an inspired idea

We had a tiny patch of blue sky earlier too. Seemed a crime to waste it because of HW so went out for a long walk instead - quite lovely out there, if a little soggy underfoot.

Not sure if anyone remembers me getting all excited about the first daffodil in the grass verge outside my office ?? Well, it(or one of its close neighbours) is featured in the picture gallery on the Telegraph gardening section today ..... How weird is that ???


Posted: 18/01/2014 at 11:12

Tracey - 50 tete a tete daffodils arrived yesterday - a free offer with something else i bought.  Much too late to plant daffodils really - but nothing ventured, nothing gained - and they should be ok for next year if they don't amount to anything for this


Posted: 18/01/2014 at 09:30

HW here today too.  Nut is not alone with the state of her kitchen, only now it is 9.27 so even more 

Just been for a wander - very wet but not actually raining. I have one tiny snowdrop out, but plenty more on their way.  Trees don't look bad at all - although no longer suitable for Mars missions!  Tomorrow looks to be a better day for my bulb planting ....

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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