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Posted: 31/01/2014 at 07:06

Oh Pam, wouldn't that be lovely - some dry ground that we  could walk on   

I was lying in bed last night thinking about the garlic that OH planted - have we had a cold enough snap for it to divide, or are we going to get huge single bulbs? 

Chicky, yes I'll share - at the moment I'm torn between practicality - more seed trays and seed compost - or allowing myself to be seduced by a plant? 

Loads of bulbs not in the ground

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 06:56

Yes, just as annie8 has said, pop them in the ground or in some pots, tubs, buckets of compost - you'll get something and they'll stay alive and then you can plant them out in the summer.

And hope you're feeling on top of the world again soon 


Posted: 31/01/2014 at 06:54

Good morning all   I've been out for my stomp - the birds are singing so loudly, they must think it's spring 

Busy day today - have to take the car to get tyres checked and then a trip to the GC near where I used to work - I've discovered I've got some vouchers for it that run out today!!!

Then I need to get something to cook with the whiting I bought yesterday - think we'll have Chinese leaves and ginger etc with noodles

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 20:02

By the way, would anyone who is coming along like a few Marais de bois perpetual strawberry plants - mine are spreading like mad  and I need to get rid of some. 

They're a beautifully flavoured perpetual strawberry - you allow them to grow as a mat of groundcover rather than in the traditional way.  Mine fruited from July to November. 

As grown by Monty Don 


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 19:53

Oh dear Ggirl, here you are

 Hope this helps 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 19:42

There's a possibility that a Cornish friend of mine from another forum might join us at Anglesey Abbey - would that be ok with everyone?  She'll be visiting family in the area for a few days and might well welcome the opportunity for a walk in the fresh air in congenial company 

OH and I have met her and her OH on several occasions and can vouch for her - she's just as bonkers as the rest of us and will fit in well - oh, and she too is only 27 

rose through fig tree and other challenging site

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 19:25

Pauls Himalayan Musk is huge - much too big for a colonnade unless you live in a stately home, and even then it'd be better growing into a large tree - it'd fill your garden!


Have a look on this site - I think Kathleen would look lovely on a colonnade, but there's a really good search facility down the left hand side of the site - you can spend many happy hours putting your requirements into it and seeing what it comes up with - and don't panic, this is the time of year for planning, not doing 

And to be honest, I'd give Generous Gardener a little longer before moving it - a rose bush can take a year or two to get it's roots settled before it gets around to really performing well.  A handful of Fish Blood and Bone around the roots next month will perk it up no end 

And congratulations on your baby - what variety did you get? 


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 19:03

Raspberries also need quite a bit of water when they're fruiting - I watered my autumn fruiting ones last year whenever I watered my runner beans, which was quite a lot in last year's dry summer and autumn 


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 18:32

Hello folks, back from my travels southwards  Quite a bit of confusion but Ma's not anxious today so that's ok.  

I managed a short walk at the harbour and picked up two beautifully filleted whiting for £1 each!!!  Bargain   Think I'll do something vaguely oriental with them tomorrow for Chinese New Year .............. and I hope you''re all going to celebrate National Yorkshire Pudding Day on Sunday   


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 10:05

No pain Lily   Just severe annoyance 

Pam - you made me smile 

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