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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Spring Bulbs

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 13:38

LOL - when you've been around as long as I have some of the posts begin to look familiar so I usually check the dates

Plum tree fungi

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 13:35

Ah! Thanks   that's fine then - only I have seen splits in the bark above a tight tree tie in the past.

Good luck with the new tree - it's sad when one goes, but I do love a new planting opportunity


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 13:26

Looks like we in the east have got the best of the weather so far today;sess=


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 13:18

Not snowing here - but it looks as if it might

Mixed trays? Good or bad?

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 13:08

I don't throw them away either but at this time of year I have to hide them as OH (artist) uses them to mix paint in - somehow art takes priority

Tree to go near a pond

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 13:01

I agree Joyce - it's not ideal - but we don't always have ideal situations in our garden.  We have two large ash trees at the end of our garden - last year we created a wildlife pond - there was nowhere else for the pond to go but close to the edge of the canopy of one of the trees - consequently the pond isn't as deep as we would've ideally made it, and we have to net it in the autumn to catch the falling leaves - but it's a very successful wildlife pond with diverse insects and amphibians and even a visit from a grass snake  

If conditions aren't ideal you just have to work a bit harder, that's all

So many frosts

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 12:44

!!!  As I've retired I rather hoped my days of de-icing the car were over, but twice this winter I've had to de-ice the windscreen after mid-day!!!

Mixed trays? Good or bad?

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 12:43

They may well develop at different rates so as you say may need pricking out at different times, but if you put a dividing strip of cardboard or stiff plastic or similar between them you should be able to avoid root disturbance to the different sections.

I use half trays and shallow pots in my propagator to save space.

Spring Bulbs

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 12:11

Frances - check the date of the original question - it was posted and answered back in 2012

planting bulbs

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 12:09

You can't keep bulbs dormant past their natural growing season - they will rot.  The poster was talking about bulbs she bought in September 2013 and she asked her question in August 2014 - if she planted them and they flowered I'll eat my hat!!!


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