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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 20:28

Big ((hugs)) for those in need 

So glad it went ok Verd - nice to remember her in an uplifting way.  I agree with your niece, the crem bit is unbearable.

So sorry for Runny - 16 years is a long time, and such a character to lose.

And keeping things crossed for Tigger.

On a lighter note....Nigella cakes just come out of the oven. Now time for some icing and artistic placing of Rolos

What kind of situation would you call this?

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 07:02

Hi edit

i would wait til later in the year, when the sun gets a bit higher in the sky, and then observe your flower bed at hourly intervals during the day (ie look at whether the sun has got there or not) - unless its very steeply north facing I would expect it to get quite a lot of sun if there are no walls or trees to shade it.

i don't think that sort of slope will help transform heavy clay into "well drained" - so I would go with plants that like a heavier soil .....roses love it, so do phlox and lupins and shasta daisies ....so theres some to get you started.

however, the first thing I would do is get hold of heaps of compost or manure and dig that in to the bed .....that will help no end.

Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 06:51

I've been watching - rooting for Sandra here

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 06:37

White chocolate cookies .....yum.  Not often i think of cookies before 7am, so thank you for that treat Wintersong

Ingredients bought for Chocolate cake Nigella style - thankyou Dove and Lily.  Baking session tonight after work, ready for the big day tomorrow, when my baby turns 16 .....how did that happen.  Made myself smile as I was running round the SM yesterday with a screen shot of the recipe on my phone.  Not long ago I would have got pen and paper out and made a list ....times change without you realising don't they.  It was on the radio the other day that Churchill, in his youth, participated in one of the last horseback cavalry charges, and yet by the end of his life we had put a man on the moon ...... I find that quite amazing.

Enough, enough .....gotta go to work ....wish I had a tardis

fast germination of seeds in propagator

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 07:32

I always start my seeds off in mid Feb - it works well for me.  They are then normally ready to prick out into trays and go into my unheated GH the weekend the clocks change ....which then means it is light enough for me to visit them morning and evening before and after work.  

If i leave it til later i find that I don't get flowers til mid August - and I like to have them a bit earlier than that.

so horses for courses - you have to find what works for you - and you can only do that by trying different things each year.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 07:18

Morning all.  Thoughts are with Verdun and his family today.

spending today wfh - so no car journey to worry about today.  Might be back on here later for some cake advice - its littlest chicklets birthday in a few days and I need to make a sticky chocolate cake

Enjoy the Count Dove

Cutting flower suggestions

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 20:21

Rudbeckias in a vase seem to last for weeks

What flowers in February?

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 20:17

How about February Gold daffodils?  

Sounds like a lovely idea.  I have a little oak tree grown from an acorn to remember my Mum - OH even bought it a special pot for me as a Christmas present.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 06:42

Morning  Freezy cold here again - but no more snow.  Hoping for a quiet journey in.  I think my wildflowerseeds are properly stratifed now, so could someone turn the heat back on please

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:50

Panda - onwards and upwards - you'll find something you enjoy more, I'm sure of that.  Everything crossed for you here.

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