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Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:04

Can't say it inspired me greatly, but I remember in the infants class, sprouting bean seeds in a jam jar.

The idea was to line the jar with blotting paper, then place a couple of bean seeds between the blotting paper the inside of the glass, then add a little water to the jar.

Fascinating to watch the roots & stem emerge from the seed, sustained by nothing but damp blotting paper.


Camera Corner

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:52

Nice architectural shots, Ann.

Showing off your close-up talents again, KEF  Thought before I enlarged it, it was a gentian...but then realised it was an anemone.

Beautiful 'gentian' blue!  

Eggs, and cooking with them

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:37

Hi, this rate you'll be running the risk of getting egg-bound.

Like you I keep chickens (come to think of it I started a 'chicken keeping thread' here, ages ago) and my outlet for surplus eggs is firstly my family and the rest I sell to neighbours for £1 per half dozen....that seems to work.

Like you I prefer to rear my own for the table, but TBH I can't be doing with the preparation these days.

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:10

AT v MD a bit academic as the former has gone....MD, doesn't impress & I really don't care what he turns his hands to. Don't care much for Chelsea either, for that mater & rarely watch the TV coverage.

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 11:14

 Camellia 'Water Lily'.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 08:59
gardenjeannie wrote (see)

I have not yet sown all of my SPs yet, all waiting their turn in the propagator.In there, they come well up within a wk, then get chucked straight into coldframe as soon as half have poked up shoots. CF open all day. Could I put them straight outside after germination, David, as space getting tight now?

Oh dear....not sure about germinating SP seed in a propagator. If it were me, I would just sow the seed where they are to flower.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 08:54

Tracy - I'm not really sure about your plans to grow your SPs up the privet hedge. They are very robust and would most likely grow over the hedge and down the other side.....I'm not sure how this will fit in with cutting them & routine maintenance.

I would try to offer them some other type of support. 

Newbie joined today :)

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:00

Hi, Cleo....welcome.

I play the piano & make the tea.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 20:56
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

It's going to be trimmed at weekend David and then should be ok until Autumn, well it will have to be ok  Thank you 


Good luck with it, Tracy....but remember, your going to have a helluv of an untangling job in the autumn.

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 20:50

That's a strange fault, Forester and not one I've heard of.......perhaps the camera contacts need cleaning. 

It is a fact that a camera will use less power using the electronic viewfinder, rather than the LCD screen.

My own camera has a clever little sensor that shuts-off the LCD screen when you put your eye to the viewfinder and restores it when you take your eye away from it.


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