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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 12:19
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0646.jpg

 I know what you mean, chicky.....see what some late snow did to it a couple of years ago.   

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 11:05

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/004_zpsuov5pazj.jpg

 

My lovely pink camellia taken from my bedroom window.....absolutely hundreds & hundreds of buds.

Growing tomatoes

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 11:53
John Harding wrote (see)
Who is 'Steve' David?

Senior moment (we haven't been introduced)  'Simon Knott'.....everything else, as you were, as it were.

Growing tomatoes

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 08:37

Steve - afraid I can't agree with what you say about the right time for potting-up those tomato seedlings.

Research has been carried on this and the conclusion was that these seedlings should be potted-on immediately the seed leaves have straightened out.....otherwise it affects the formation of the bottom truss of fruit. 

Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:09
softcentre wrote (see)

Hi Guys. My son has just been given an Atco Balmoral 17s. He is wondering about getting a scarifier head for it too. Do all Balmorals use the QX cassette system? How can I tell if its a cassette cylinder or not?

 

There's a lawnmower museum in Southport who kindly supplied information documents to me for an old Atco I was restoring.

www.lawnmowerworld.co.uk/

So Annoyed!

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:03
1634 Racine wrote (see)

Got home today to find that something (deer?) had been in the garden eating my beloved plants 

Tulips - emerging heads chewed off

Roses - nibbled down to the bone

Hollyhocks - munched to pieces

I am beside myself.  Does anyone have anything positive to say that will get me out of this funk?

 

 

Oh deer!

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 09:04

I do get confused sometimes when hearing 'need to harden them off'....but why soften them in the first place?

Yvie - pleased to hear of your success. I haven't made any kind of price comparison, but I do know that buying quality seed increases your chances growing quality plants and I do know that Eagle SPs are second to none.

Edit: I would just say again, protect those young plants from  these cold winds.....I have never lost them to frost, but I have lost them to cold winds.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 17:19

Hi, Denno.....if you live in the UK and anywhere south Aberdeen, I would suggest they should be their flowering spot by now.

As I keep saying, please offer some protection from these very cold winds. 

Top Tom Tip

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 09:47

Cut my gardening teeth on the wisdom & advice of the likes of Percy Thrower, Arthur Billitt, Geoffrey Smith, Clay Jones and Geoff Hamilton.....to which I will be eternally grateful. 

Seed fertility

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 08:39

I've used Franchi seed for years and would recommend them with confidence.

Discussions started by David K

Chester Visit

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The day for misbehavin....

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Top Tom Tip

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Britain's National Bird

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I D please?

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Gardening challenges for 2015

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RIP Joe Cocker...

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Hidden Villages

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RIP Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

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Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

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It's all quite shameful...

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Strictly 2014

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Blue strawberries?

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Football season - 2014

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Let's Remember Them

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