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Thickening a Sparse Beech Hedge

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 17:43
NorthernClay wrote (see)
... will adopt an optimistic "wait and see" policy! ....

Exactly the right attitude - at least half-way to being a real gardener


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 17:16

I told you the weather had been bad here

If you look at the  most intense red and purple bit - we're underneath it

Seed fertility

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 17:05

Welcome Old Fool   I hope you won't pull rank over some of us ever so slightly younger fools

I've used Franchi occasionally in the past - I recall some very good lettuces

I don't know if it's relevant, but I've always found that the larger tomato varieties take longer to germinate.

And of course carrots and parsley are notoriously temperamental - I sow my parsley direct but always pour a kettle full of hot water into the seed drill before sowing the seeds - it usually works ......... but not always.

I'm trying to root this plant but will it work?

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 17:01
Ryan the gardener15 wrote (see)

Oh how do u know I'm a young Gardner? 

You gave us a bit of a clue here Ryan

what licence to sell produce do I get?

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:36

If you turn it into a business (i.e. growing to sell rather than just selling off surplus) you might possibly need a Street Trading Licence and/or Planning Consent.  If you're trading from the edge of your property and cars stop to buy it might be seen as a traffic hazard.  In the first instance you could seek advice from the Citizen's Advice Bureau. 


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 14:56

... and torrential hail hammering on the windows


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 14:52

Now we've got thunder as well


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 14:26

It's raining so hard on our big west-facing window that for a moment I thought we were at the Sea Life Aquarium on Gt Yarmouth sea front - I wouldn't have been surprised to see a leatherback turtle and some angel fish swim past!!! 

I've found a Randolph Scott western to watch - some appalling acting but wonderful scenery. 


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 11:25

Yvie, we're sitting down at 6pm   The more the merrier - I can stretch it by doing extra Yorkies   Rhubarb crumble and cream for pud ok?  

The spicey red cabbage is in a slow oven already - smells wonderful. 

We've spent the last week watching a pair of bluetits popping in and out of a nest box on one of the big ash trees opposite the studio window.  When they're not busy doing that they're chasing off Gt tits and keeping them away from their tree.  For the past couple of days I've noticed a robin spending a lot of time in that tree as well, and flying down to the veg patch and the terrace outside the studio where the fig tree and Campsis radicans are in their big pots.  There is a robin-type nest box behind a waterbut next to the Campsis - I don't think it's being used but ........

Trumpet Vine / Campsis radicans - is it dead?

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 11:13

I looked at mine the other day but still no sign of anything happening - I'm not going out there to look now - it's tipping down

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