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Posted: 27/02/2014 at 07:14

Bill I'm sure that would be absolutely fine to post if that's what you'd like to do.


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 16:30

As far as I'm aware Ashleigh the bulb doesn't divide into the cloves if you don't get a chilly patch of temperature. I don't know how it works (very much a newbie myself) but have read if you have a warm winter you harvest garlic that is just one large clove.

I believe they're still edible just not what you expect to pull from the ground.


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 16:08

Its a possibility Dove - just keep the ice cubes in bags my garlic is moist enough already! The ground is so wet the washing line fell over the other day- only had a couple of pillow slips on them!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 16:06

I've a few roses that we were thinking of digging up (they're in a very strange place so we're not sure if it really works or not) that I'm leaving in the ground til I know if they'll be of any use to anyone (also could do with growing them to see what colours they are as its our first year here!) I'll also be keeping an eye on the bins at the garden centres when I go to see if any slower growing plants they have inadvertently over watered can be brought cheaply and saved.


Nut free bird seed?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 16:01

What about sunflower and niger seed that comes in its own pack? With gardening gloves issues to all children to try and avoid any potential contamination.

Egg Shells

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 15:59

I imagine with these warm temperatures they're breeding already and well on their way to causing chaos. I'll have to get my chop sticks out sooner than later and declare the truce over.


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 15:57

Ashleigh - I wrote off the car and survived. I'm already so much luckier than others!

(Mind you it was only a Vauxhall Nova and thus made out of tin foil)

The snow only looks like it'll be trouble on the high areas and doesn't sound like it'll be hanging around. We need a few cold days to give the garlic a bit of a frost (convinced they'll just be huge bulbs this year as its been so mild) and wake any others up that might need it.

Besides a good layer of snow will slow down my wanting to buy ALL THE PLANTS! Getting quite the list now!


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 15:45

Ah of course, I'm here all impatient to get going in the garden so of course the Met Office would issue snow warnings for Thursday. Oh well, at least it will make a change from rain!


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 15:43

A car driver took offence to my cycling to work.


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 15:13

It must be the season for bad backs at the moment! Mine (broke it in many places and never really "healed") keeps giving the niggles and a lass at work is walking around like she's about to give birth her back hurts so much (but only when she's near the MDs office - the floor must be sloped pushing her out of line or something).

Amazing the amount of people who have their own tales of bad backs - they really do mess you up when they're not working!

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