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Posted: 22/04/2013 at 06:50

Oh, hello Andy - didn't see you there - must have posted at the same time - ish. 

Good morning Fairygirl - glad I'm not talking to myself - but it's time I got ready for work now - enjoy that hot shower - I'm all scrubbed and steamy 

I'll pass your love to the bluetits - have a good day everyone - see you later 

Where have all the hostas gone?

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 06:47

He's disappeared 

Right, I have a hosta question for you - if, and I mean if I wanted to add to my hosta collection, but grow them in pots rather than in the beds, are they happier in clay or plastic pots - I usually use clay pots for most plants but am wondering if hostas would prefer plastic because of better moisture retention.  But on the other hand, I'd then have to put them inside other more attractive pots, and that can provide lurking facilities for slugs and snails - so what do you think?


Posted: 22/04/2013 at 06:39

What - no one up and about this morning except l'il old me?   Did you all overdo it at the weekend?

Don't get up too quickly now - take it gently ................ 

I'll get my coat..................... although I don't think I'll need it today - sun's shining on the righteous again 


Posted: 22/04/2013 at 06:25

Some of my rhubarb leaves have gone brown at the edges - I'm putting it down to the cold weather - mine is under a forcing pot and I've had several pickings and we're both still alive and healthy so don't worry, it'll be fine - and the dripping sap is fine too - perfectly normal.

Enjoy your crumble - and if you want another recipe try this one  it's easy to make, is absolutely delicious, eat it as a cake or a pudding - I've made 3 this spring already!!!

manured raised bed

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 06:16

Your pumpkins will be very happy there 

Ideas for the site of my garden pond 2

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 05:39

Save the pictures to your pc or laptop.  Then open a post and on the toolbar at the top of your post you'll see an image of a tree - click on it, that will give you the option of seaching your files and finding the photo, then just follow the instructions to upload it.  

Even I can do it 

Beginner failing miserably.

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 05:37

Oh dear, don't give up - let's see if we can come up with some helpful suggestions.

Are you sowing them too thickly?  That can make them shoot up too tall like the cress you buy from the shops.

You really need to sow seeds very sparingly indeed, so that each seedling has lots of space.

Also, they don't need much water at all - just need to be damp. 


Posted: 22/04/2013 at 05:32

Good morning all 

I hope everyone's had a good night's sleep after the exertions of the weekend.  Matty, if you carry on feeling shattered maybe you should get yourself checked over - I used to feel like that and it turned out I had a thryroid problem.

Well, we didn't get the  overnightrain we were promised - if it doesn't rain soon I shall have to get the hosepipe out to water in the BF&B and potash in.

Hedgehogs have been out and about in the garden overnight - poo on the terrace and they've eated chopped peanuts and mealworms.

I'm back to work today, OH will be working in the studio so he can keep an eye on activities at Bluetit Manor 

Ideas for the site of my garden pond 2

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 21:26

Gary, could you post a photo or two to give us a clear idea  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 21:19

Oh, you reminded me - I also potted on some hydrangea and sage cuttings which I took last year, and I also tidied up and repotted the Euonymous I bought from the Nearly Dead stall at the GC yesterday - it's looking much happier already 

It's ok folks - I've had roast chicken, roasted Crown Prince Squash, minted Majorcan new potatoes and broccoli - OH is washing up and I've got my feet up 

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