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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 18:56

Evening everyone - weekend starts here

My plans are to watch GW tonight, and then have a planting session tomorrow - need to empty my coldframe, so that I can refill it from the greenhouse, so that I can get more off my windowsills .... and so the merry go round goes on.

Frost forecast tonight, so just about to go and do the fleece thing. 

Enjoy yourselves - Spring is officially here

water those poor souls!

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 06:51

BB - thats good advice.  When you say "feed" - what do you use?

Where have all the hostas gone?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 21:31

Bookertoo - 65-70??  Wow !!  Are they all different ones?

I am quite proud of my collection of 4 !

Will my winter pansies ever flower?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 20:06

Mine are now finally flowering their socks off.  Patience was all that was needed

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 20:01

Gardengirl - loads of plants from one clump!  Are they all going back in the same place or are you planning to spread them around?

Peony won't flower!

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 19:59

I know they say they refuse to flower if they are planted too deeply - but not sure this is it if yours are producing buds.  Have you tried feeding it with anything?


Posted: 18/04/2013 at 06:56

Morning all

Dove - I have also noticed the green haze - I think winter is finally over .  Don't seem to be suffering with the winds here.

Brum - I grow geums - Mrs Bradshaw - they flower for ages

Enjoy your days  - will be envying you whilst I am stuck indoors

keeping mice off pea seeds

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 22:17

I get mice in my greenhouse - I balance my seed trays on top of tall upside down plant pots  so that the edges overhang.  Mice can climb up the sides of things but they can't hang upside down (its the theory behind the old saddle stones that barns used to sit on).  Once the plants get to a certain size the mice lose interest.  It does mean my greenhouse gets a bit precarious, with things balanced all over the place, but it seems to work.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 22:10

Dove - no wonder you're exhausted - I was just reading about your antics !

Bev - hope you are soon over the worst - horrible when you feel like that.

About to hit the sack .....

Has anyone got buds on there apple tree yet

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 22:07

Pears are starting to open, plums are visible and most of the apples are starting - apart from Newton Wonder, which is always my latest to blossom.  Late this year though ...

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