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Talkback: New year gardening resolutions

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 18:44
I am determined to keep on top of the seed sowing. This year I have decided to sow my seeds little earlier than I have done in the past. I have had a lot of jobs indoors to do in the last year or two, so this year I can really concentrate on the garden and I can't wait. I have just ordered some more seeds today, and I get such a buzz that I can soon get out into the garden again and get my hands into the soil.

Talkback: New year gardening resolutions

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 18:44
I am determined to keep on top of the seed sowing. This year I have decided to sow my seeds little earlier than I have done in the past. I have had a lot of jobs indoors to do in the last year or two, so this year I can really concentrate on the garden and I can't wait. I have just ordered some more seeds today, and I get such a buzz that I can soon get out into the garden again and get my hands into the soil.

Here I am complaining again.

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 17:52

Do hope your power stays on Bill. I thought we were having it a bit rough at the moment with gale force winds and pouring rain all day long (I'm in Dorset UK), If you don''t mind I think I will give Canada a miss, if that's all right with you.

Alstromarea

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 17:23

I've got Alstroemeria in pots and they have been outside for the last 4 years, I don't put them in a cold frame or greenhouse and they have flowered every year, I even had flowers on Christmas Day. Mine are still flowering.

Dahlias

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 18:45

Yes, I am still picking flowers and there are quite a few buds still to come. Thank you for your advise.

Dahlias

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 18:21

This is the first time I have grown Dahlias and mine are in the ground. Should I lift mine now or leave them until the first frost (I'm in Dorset). The gardeners world "what to do now" says after the first frost. I don't want to loose them as they have been just beautiful and I am now hooked on them.

Northern Ontario Canada snow

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 18:32

I live in Dorset UK and the council here go into panic mode when we have just a few flakes of snow. I don't think they would cope here if we had we had snow like that. Here is what we had coming back from Scotland in March, hardly anything at all compared to what you get Bil.

  

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Winter Dip

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 16:59

Thank you Brumbull. I have had to destroy a few plants which was just awful. I have got a Mrs Popple and I have only seen it on a few stems, I have had that plant since 1997. I have Googled it and found out that very cold weather can destroy the bug so I am hoping Mrs Popple will be ok as it is hardy and I leave it outside in the winter. I am still going to use your hot dip though.

Winter Dip

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 18:27

This sounds a great idea Brumbull. I have quite a lot of Fuchsias and I noticed that a couple had got Fuchsia Gall Mite quite badly. I am going to use  your method with Jeyes Fluid. I also use Jeyes Fluid to spray around the garden, it keeps the cats out they seem to hate the smell.

A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 18:39

Thanks for that sue, brilliant site. I have saved it too.

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