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Posted: 07/02/2016 at 14:21

That's a huge improvement Hosta - it's a lovely tree - now you just need a few ferns and some foxgloves around it

But take it steady with that knee ((hugs))



Posted: 07/02/2016 at 14:01

Hope you were wearing sturdy gloves!!!

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 13:49

Café is a frequently used word on this forum, I've noticed


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 13:47

Has the hail stopped Hosta, or have you been in the polytunnel? 

Can someone remind me to get some more Fish, Blood and Bone next time I go to the GC?

How long to leave seedlings before potting up?

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 13:45

Hi Scott

When the seedlings first grow they have two little 'seed leaves'  - after that they will start to grow proper leaves, shaped like the leaves on the adult plant.  That shows that the seedling has proper roots and can be pricked out. 

Only handle the seedling by the leaves, never hold it by the stem.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 13:35

Oh, and the first rhubarb has been pulled and a crumble has been made


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 13:34

I've just had an hour in the garden - gooseberry bush has been pruned, autumn raspberries cut back, roses pruned (I know it's a bit early but I was in the mood, and it's a sheltered garden) and lots of perennial stems hacked down.  I've filled the brown bin with prickly stuff.  Is it tomorrow that our brown bin gets emptied or is it next Monday .. I shall have to watch the neighbours up the rise a bit, they always get it right.

Garden centre

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 13:29

Also look at the alpina type clematis - they flower early and then give a second flush later on and many of them are happy in shady spots

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 13:10

I agree Nut - morning would be good 

I can find that é but I can't find the others

Lily Beetle !!!

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 13:06

I've just found a lily beetle on the surface of a pot of overwintering agapanthus - I squidged it!!!

There were quite a few ladybirds snuggled down among the dry leaves and gravel on the surface of the pot which was in a sheltered south-facing corner of the terrace - but I spotted an 'odd-shaped ladybird' which was laying on its back ........ yes, a Lily Beetle - at the beginning of February.

Watch out folks!!!

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