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Posted: 01/04/2015 at 06:57

Good morning all   wind's dropped a bit here although the trees are still swaying.  Temp has dropped too - and the radio was saying this morning that the winds are delaying the arrival of our migratory bird summer visitors


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 06:52

Lots of ((hugs)) for Lyn today - we'll be thinking of you and with you in spirit

plants burning but only in soil from outside?

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 06:36

John   I'm getting confused by what is happening. 

From what I understand you are sowing seeds in two different batches of soil - some are in a proprietory store-bought compost and others are in soil that you've brought inside from your garden. 

What varieties of seeds are you sowing and in which soil?

Are the seedlings dying while they're still indoors, or after they've been hardened off and planted outside?

If I'm correct in thinking that the seeds raised indoors in garden soil are dying off after transplanting outside, my thoughts are that the garden soil is too rich and the seedlings are growing too lush and soft and are consequently burning in the sun when planted outside, even when an attempt has been made to harden them off.  

Proprietory seed compost is low in nutrients because this is what seedlings need - it's only later on as they grow that they need higher levels of nutrition. 



Great soil from under compst heap! What to grow.

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 20:31

In my  experience rhubarb is best grown in partial shade as this prevents the soil drying out in the summer


Posted: 31/03/2015 at 19:46

Matty, you're just showing off now


Posted: 31/03/2015 at 19:45

We've not had any damage that we can see ... so far ... but I've a feeling it's not over yet ... I think we have another noisy night ahead of us.

Yvie ((hugs))  I think fed-up-ness can come from strange air pressure, noisy wind etc - we'll all feel so much better when the wind drops and the sun comes out again

plant id please

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 19:28
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Funny looking paeony 

I think that poster is in the US - perhaps it looks different from that far away

My paeonies certainly look quite different


Fishy's 'pleasant reminders of schooldays. Not !!!

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 19:21

The baker's van delivering warm bread to the farm and Ma cutting off the crusty corners and buttering one for me

a good turn needs to be considered......

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 19:19

A very very long time ago when my grandfather was a small boy Dr W G Grace was staying on our family farm to go shooting with Gt Grandfather. 

My grandfather fell into a ditch full of stinging nettles and as he was wearing shorts his legs were badly stung. 

The story goes that Dr Grace pulled him out of the ditch, patted him on the head and said, "There there young man,  if you're brave and don't cry, I'll send you a cricket bat when I get home." 

A cricket bat duly arrived, complete with an inscribed silver plaque to my grandfather from Dr W. G. Grace.  It was my job to oil it when I was a child.  Now my brother has it

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