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Chipping sweet pea seeds

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 13:57
I don't chip them and I don't soak them. I just sow them in moist compost. They germinate just fine

Climbers to cover dead lylandii

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 09:37
hollie hock wrote (see)

How about some Honeysuckle? I am on the right side of a boundary with huge confier type things, doesn't block my light and I've noticed a wild type of Honeysuckle in amongst them. Been working out how to take cuttings from it

layer a long strand into a container of damp soil, plonk a brick on it and leave - in 6 months you'll have a rooted plant.

Help!

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 09:07

Specsavers - go on their website to book an appointment - that way you can try several different towns and see what you can get.  I always get my specs from them - they seem always to do BOGOF above a certain price, and I always pick mine up within a couple of days.

Good luck

Disabled

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 08:16

Also what about contacting your local Gardening Club, Hort Soc, etc - there may be someone with the urge to do more gardening than they have room for.

Good luck

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.

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