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Shall I carry on with these seedlings?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:00

Put them outside in a semi-sunny spot and guard them from slugs and snails.  They'll die down in the winter - keep an eye on them when they start to re-appear in the spring - put sharp grit over them and stand the pots in a tray of sharp grit - that'll help keep the slugs and snails away.  You might even need some iron-based slug pellets (not the metaldehyde ones).  

When they're looking fairly sturdy in late spring, plant them out in your garden - you'll be glad you did 

Does anyone recognise this seedling?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 08:46

That's a citrus seedling, so presumably lemon if that's what you've sowed.  

Pot it up individually asap. 

Mother in law tongue

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 08:39

Mine just grow and grow  - I keep them bone dry in the winter and water probably about once a month in the summer. Most of the time they're above a radiator in a west-facing window. I put them outside in the semi-shade to get rained on for a few days in the summer.  They flower from time to time.  

I shall have to split my big one soon - the pot it's in is so mishapen as it's forcing it's way out of the pot.


Posted: 31/07/2016 at 08:11

Morning all 

Sorreeeeeeeeeeeee.... just been out there in my jim-jams with my coffee - it's a gorgeous morning full of bright sunshine, dancing shadows and birdsong 

Have a good day at work Hosta 

Another townie question

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 15:10

But they're a very good Christmas dinner 

What is this plant?

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 15:04


Another townie question

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 15:02

Geese would be better than goats - goats are more browsers than grazers, you'd lose all your shrubs and fruit bushes (just as Ma did when one of our goats escaped) - geese would go for the grass and leave larger leaves.

But otherwise mow as Nutcutlet advises, I've seen her primroses and whatever she does works just fine 


Posted: 30/07/2016 at 14:50

Lovely to see Wonky and her lovely hub this morning - her garden's looking amazing!!!  

Knew  I shouldn't have had a white bread roll for lunch ...............

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 08:33

Having spent many years in an art school environment, I regard criticism as part of life - a weekly 'Crit' is part of the timetable, with students presenting their work to fellow students and tutors for (hopefully constructive) criticism - and let me assure you, no holds are barred!  

Having left art school behind, many artists set up similar group events in order to keep their practice fresh.

As someone once said, 'I don't care what you say as long as you're talking about me and as long as you spell my name right.'

In the arts - and that includes tv and film - the worst thing in the world is to be ignored!

Please help -trying to find a rose called 'Our Jane'

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 08:21

Hello Claire, I'm so sorry for your loss.

I don't know the rose you want; my best suggestion is that you contact Classic Roses and enquire whether they know the rose you're after (sometimes they're known by more than one name).

Good luck.  

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