London (change)
Today 9°C / 6°C
Tomorrow 9°C / 7°C

David K


Latest posts by David K

Football season - 2014

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 07:51

I'm very disappointed with Liverpool. Having just offloaded one load of trouble in the form of Suarez, they have now signed Balotelli from AC Milan.  

Hope he's been required to give assurances about his commitment & behaviour.  

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:24

OL, as my last word for the moment, I would just like to say that come Christmas, M&S and other outlets are awash with these and it is far more cost effective to buy. However, as with all things 'gardening', you get more satisfaction from your own efforts.

Just thought I should mention that, before you incur any expense.

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:02

Oh 'pots'! Please buy those intended for the purpose...no hole in the bottom.

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:58

Okay....I'll just do the indoor ones, if that's alright.

Be sure to buy 'prepared' bulbs for indoor growing. These are a tad more expensive as they have been kept in cold storage over the summer...when they are planted in the autumn, their body clocks tell them it's spring - hence prepared.

You will ask at some stage, 'can I plant them in the garden after they have finished flowering indoors'..truth is, it takes  another year for their clocks to be put right.

Hope that makes sense.

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:47

Sometime over the weekend or early next week then, OL

Thanks....pots were quite nice (well they were a prezzie) and made from real wood. Having said that they were quite inexpensive...from Home Bargains, a local cheapo outlet.

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:38

OL, I did step-by-step of this for the BBC boards a few years ago, I could do the same again here if it wasn't boring peeps.

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:13
staffsmags wrote (see)

I like to get my indoor ones planted at end August to get them into flower for Christmas.   I love the perfume of them, too.

I wonder when others get them started?   Mags

 

I plant mine mid-Sept/early-Oct....... getting the timing right is important to having them in flower for the big day.

Football season - 2014

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 19:43

I'll be watching 'Match of the day at 50' on BBC1 at 10.35 tonight.....I was just a snip of lad of 40 when it started!

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 16:29

Good luck with them, OL.....the timing of the Christmas sorts is rather important.

Bricks for lawn edging

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 16:26

Sorry  thort he was laying bricks....note to oneself, don't skim read.

Discussions started by David K

Top Tom Tip

Replies: 11    Views: 323
Last Post: 30/03/2015 at 18:07

Britain's National Bird

Replies: 21    Views: 449
Last Post: 16/03/2015 at 22:50

I D please?

Replies: 2    Views: 205
Last Post: 08/03/2015 at 10:30

Gardening challenges for 2015

Replies: 52    Views: 1883
Last Post: 28/02/2015 at 12:42

RIP Joe Cocker...

Replies: 8    Views: 893
Last Post: 26/12/2014 at 10:56

Hidden Villages

Replies: 28    Views: 723
Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 12:01

RIP Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

Replies: 12    Views: 575
Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 08:20

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Replies: 370    Views: 13015
Last Post: Today at 09:39

It's all quite shameful...

Replies: 18    Views: 502
Last Post: 21/09/2014 at 13:43

Strictly 2014

Replies: 457    Views: 16026
Last Post: 21/12/2014 at 22:47

Blue strawberries?

Replies: 13    Views: 440
Last Post: 21/08/2014 at 20:02

Football season - 2014

Replies: 126    Views: 3106
Last Post: 06/01/2015 at 21:50

Let's Remember Them

Replies: 92    Views: 2332
Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 11:10

Anyone addicted?

Replies: 11    Views: 428
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 12:51

It's Show Time

Replies: 13    Views: 383
Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 23:11
1 to 15 of 51 threads