Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 07:38

Morning DD and Flumpy

The car has definitely changed Wonky's early mornings - the fact that she can leave stuff she might need at work (swimsuit, towels etc) in the car and not have to lug them with her on her walk then bus journey is a real bonus. 

Not sowing seeds today - will start over the weekend - this morning I'll be visiting Ma.

Talkback: How to build a compost bin

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 07:20

Yes, it's fine to use uncooked vegetable peelings etc in the compost - my only caveat would be if you find rats are setting up home there - then I would not use potato as rats love them.  Otherwise it's fine - building up in layers with other materials as has been described, and stirring and aerating frequently.

Pea shoots

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 07:15

Hi Clawdia

All you need to know here http://www.golightlygardens.com/how-to-grow-pea-shoots-quickly-and-cheaply/

as she says, don't buy 'proper' pea seed - use marrowfat peas from the grocer.  Much cheaper

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 07:11

Haven't seen any signs of flowering bluebells yet ...

Grafted

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 07:09

It would be interesting to see some photos as it develops.

Layered bulb pots

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 07:05

I give the pots a good feed and water and put them in a quiet corner to die off.  If there are tulips in there I  make sure they're in a warm and sunny spot.  Then I pot them all up again with fresh MPC in the autumn.  

Tullips (other than species types) don't last many seasons, but they'll do well for a couple of years.

If you want to use the pots elsewhere just extract the mass of roots, bulbs and compost carefully and pop them into a similar sized cheap plastic pot for the duration.

Gardener's World Mag.

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:58
Laura Turner 2 wrote (see)

Mine arrived today! My first copy as a 'subscriber' My 12 week old baby let me read a few pages today...

Congratulations on the baby and on being a subscriber too Laura

Wot, no basil!

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:53

I like greek basil too Chicky - and it seems more able to cope with our climate

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:52

Good morning Chicky and everyone as you arrive   G'day Pat

You're right Panda, I was sound asleep when you said that! 

Chicky - I'm ignoring the weather forecast too - and even if it pours with rain all weekend I shall spread newspaper over the dining table and sow seeds - that's gardening

 

Wot, no basil!

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:46

I usually see plenty of pots of basil seedlings in our local garden centre, but much later on, when they're also selling the tender bedding plants - not now - far too early.

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