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Posted: 01/03/2016 at 06:41 horticultural classification ......think I'm probably one of those low growing, suckering green jobbies that gets everywhere, and is almost impossible to get rid of

But apart from that, I really, really love gardening - does that count for anything?


Posted: 01/03/2016 at 06:35

Cute skinks

Won't add much more, as this thread is about to be consigned to oblivion and no one will read it anyway But for those that do, hope you have a very happy Tuesday

Monty's back with GARDENER'S WORLDS on 4th March

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 22:24

4 more sleeps


Posted: 29/02/2016 at 06:54

Morning all and welcome home Mr and Mrs Fidget

Light this morning  No more getting up in the dark til next year

Enjoying my bunches of flowers at the moment ...with daffs at £1 a bunch it seems ok to indulge


Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 20:16
She's singing with happiness .

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 18:17

Did a good bit of weeding and cutting back - looking better already 

Planted up a new acer and some evergreen ferns

Gave everything in the greenhouse and coldframe a good watering - lots of new growth appearing

Cosmos seedling have been devoured

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 18:04

I agree with Bob that its mice that are the culprits  -slugs would have eaten the lot, not just nipped the tops off.

I have mice in my GH - too many to get rid of - so i put vulnerable seedlings on trays balanced on tall pots so there is an overhang.  Its the same principle as saddlestones on old barns.  Mice can climb, but they can't hang upside down


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 17:49

Definitely second MaryG  well done

Had a good tidyup/weeding session ...beginning to look so much better out there now. First time this year that I came in because I had run out of steam rather than light

Acer all planted up - looking good.  Lots of things growing away when you get down on your hands and knees and furtle

Sympathies with the neck Dove - sounds ouchy. And hoping secondborn's house is ready very soon  Yvie - they are so lucky to have you available as a stopgap (bit of tidying wouldn't go amiss though).  Surely there isn't any more fence left to paint Fairy ....or are you starting from the beginning again already?


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 10:59

I found a lone one yesterday, all on its own in the middle of the meadow  I certainly never planted it. Bambi will discover it soon


Tomato Seedlings + Cold Nights

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 10:26

I find that tomato seedlings really suffer if they get hit by frost.  Mine normally go out into an unheated GH in April, and I spend the evenings covering them with fleece and the mornings uncovering them if cold is forecast.  They are with all my other (mostly flower) seedlings - but are always the first to show signs of stress .....they turn a sort of purpley blue and stop growing. Don't normally recover either, so have had to resort to GC replacements.  So.....I would keep them somewhere you are confident will be frost free.

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