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Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 15:37

I've just gone into my Profile settings - it took some time for the Browse button to appear. Does yours appear eventually?

Geranium rozanne

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 13:00

Not to worry - there's loads of plants that do that.  They tend to be the ones we call herbaceous perennials - a bit of information here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=362 .

I tend to leave the dead stems etc on the plant over winter and cut them back in late winter/early spring as I believe it helps to protect the crown of the plant and also provides cover for wildlife. 

Hope that helps

Fox Glove

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 12:52

All you need to do for English native foxgloves is scatter the seed where you want the plants to grow, and stand well back. 

Thin the seedlings out as they grow, transplanting those you gently ease out of the soil. 

There's no need for heat or even the protection of a cold greenhouse - they're tough as old boots and will grow happily in a suitable place.

mulch

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 12:48

Mulching over frozen ground keeps the cold in the soil.  I wouldn't mulch  at this time of year.  Either mulch in the autumn or the spring

Geranium rozanne

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 12:46

Perfectly normal - it'll reappear in the spring

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 12:42

Wesselton is gorgeous - its name is the old spelling of  the home village of the person who raised it - the pretty village of Westleton in Suffolk - near to where I used to live and close to where my son lives now

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 10:28

Decaff will be ok Fg, I've had a few Caffs already today

BL, you need a tall flagpole and a flag that can be seen for miles, then the cooker delivery van will be able to find you - we want a picture when it's happily ensconced in your kitchen

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 10:02

Oooh yes please Fg

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 09:48

Good morning Fg  

Anyone got the kettle on?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 08:29

Congratulations on the contract Clari

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Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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