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Posted: 09/02/2016 at 10:55

Welcome to Norfolk BL   What an adventure!!!!!!!

Eggplant Seedlings

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 10:36

I've blown up the pic as much as I can to see if the stems look square like mint - don't think they do but it's all a bit blurry  

Also my spearmint leaves are narrower and more 'spear-like' than those.

Garden Mint

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 10:31

Don't worry, it'll grow!

As Dave says, take a few bits with roots on and pot them up and put them indoors and they'll take off a bit earlier. 

I've got spearmint and Bowles Applemint in large bottomless buckets sunk into the ground with the rims sticking up about 4 inches above ground to try to keep the runners in check.   They've been there about 3 or 4 years now, top-dressed with home-made compost and Fish Blood and Bone each spring. 

This spring I'll dig them up, tease the very congested roots apart and replant the younger ones in fresh soil as before, to rejuvenate the plants. 


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 10:25

Hosta, meant to say - did you and Lyn go on your outing yesterday, or did you both batten down the hatches and stay in the warm and dry?


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 10:24

DD your choir can come and practise here, as long as they don't need to all sit down ...  I've counted up, we have 14 seats in the whole house ......... just a thought, there's four wooden garden seats, two two-seater benches and a sun-lounger .......... plenty of seats .... bring them all

Morning Hosta ... don't you dare go climbing up to fix that roof ... you'll make your knee worse!!!  You'll have to phone a nice 'Man who Can' ... but get on the phone quick, I'm sure builder-types will be in great demand down there for a while.  I hardly saw my ex (a builder) for months after the 1987 Great Storm!!!

Eggplant Seedlings

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 09:22

Gotcha Nut!  hadn't enlarged that one... duh! 

I wonder if Chrystal has a list of the seeds she sowed?

pancake day

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 08:56

We'll have savoury ones for our main course (either  emmental cheese and slices of smoked ham or duck and plum sauce, depending on whether there's any duck in the supermarket this morning).

Then for pud we'll have sweet ones, with either a fruit compote (probably raspberries, red currants, blackberries etc) , sugar and lemon, or maple syrup.

I shall consult OH

Eggplant Seedlings

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 08:43

They look a bit like Physalis   (Chinese lantern, Cape gooseberry etc).  Solanaceae so related to aubergines

Talkback: Taking geranium cuttings

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 07:59

If you're talking about pelargoniums, I find they take most of the year round.  Should be fine now. 


Eggplant Seedlings

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 07:56

Ah, that's ok then ....... I was perplexed by planting aubergines in the winter in the UK LOL! 

I've not grown a lot of them, so am by no means an expert - let's see what others think as they come along (I'm up early this morning).

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