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Rambling roses

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 07:31

That really is quite a rose!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 07:25

Good morning all   Jolly dark and blowy out there, and only 9.1C at 6.30am. 

We have an exciting morning ahead of us - someone is coming to talk to us about putting panels on our roof - decisions, decisions, decisions - anyone any experience/views?

It's my birthday

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 07:19

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 Happy Birthday Lyn

and

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 Happy birthday to BL's granddaughter!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 19:34

Regular contributers.

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 19:32
Billie Bilton wrote (see)

....... A few years ago I was working 50 hours++ a week for social services .......

 

I stopped doing that 14 months ago -  I'm still trying to get used to being allowed to play in the garden all day if I want to

Starting tomatoes indoors

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 19:24
AWB wrote (see)

What to do now says plant them now............

What to do now is talking about greenhouse tomatoes - the OP doesn't have a greenhouse and will be growing his tomatoes outside so now is much much too early to sow them.

Starting tomatoes indoors

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 19:17

I don't have a greenhouse so my tomatoes are started off on the kitchen and dining room windowsills - I start mine in early April and pot them on  quickly so they grow well and are ready to be potted on again into bigger pots and put outside in early June - that way they don't suffer from any check in growth and get away strongly - well that's the theory anyway - bearing in mind the Norfolk weather and the idiosyncracies of tomato plants

Help

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 19:06

I used to garden on heavy clay - what I would do is wait until the weather is better and there's little water in the hole - possibly even late spring early summer, then I would make the hole quite a bit bigger to start with, widening it so that it's like a deep saucer - then mix the soil/clay you've dug out with some good topsoil and grit and use this to back fill the hole - keep a heap of your backfill material with a tarpaulin over it as the soil in the hole will sink over the first year or so and require topping up every so often for a while. 

If you want to grass the area over you'll have to keep topping up and letting the soil settle until the sinking stops and the area can be sown or turfed.  However if you want a flower bed or another tree obviously you don't have to worry so much about getting the area level.

Associating hydrangea limelight,

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 16:19

Would the yellow Foxtail Lily 'Sunbeam' work do you think?  I think colourwise it would pick up the acidity of limelight, but not sure if it's the right flowering period.

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