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Too late for lasagne?

Posted: Today at 09:25

Never too late for lasagne...

Oh - that kind...

I'd agree with the others - better to have them planted than not. I'd always do snowdrops in the ground but, like Dove says, they're not usually as successful as other bulbs when planted just now. In March/April you'll find loads of companies selling them in the green. If you buy some then, that's the best way to plant them, either in the ground or in pots if you'd like to have a few pot displays   


Posted: Today at 09:20

Morning all - it is still morning isn't it? Perhaps I could be on 'Pat time' today... 

Mind you, it's so dark it could be four in the afternoon. Rather unpleasant out there and the birds were very impatient waiting for their breakfast. Dove - it's just colder now isn't it ? They're looking for a bit of help from us trusty gardeners  

I seem to be getting blackbirds in a lot more now, which is great. They're enjoying the suet bits in the borders. 'Mr' sits on the shed roof waiting for me, and 'Mrs' was in once I'd put the grub out  

Ggirl - you're always so busy. We haven't got suitable weather for any gardening just now. Ground's saturated and it's too cold for doing much unless it's a few minutes here and there.


Posted: Yesterday at 18:50

Dove - whew! 

Don't think I can cope with tomorrow - never mind Sunday 


Posted: Yesterday at 18:12

Bit of sellotape chicky - it'll be fine....


Posted: Yesterday at 17:58

Dove - make sure it's tied in tight...   

Re Wonky's purchases - that'll make for an interesting dinner.. 

You're lucky you didn't get a slap Edd. From both of 'em 

The World's Most Expensive Food

Posted: Yesterday at 17:38
KEF wrote (see)

  I've eaten goat in Greece and Bear in Germany but neither float my boat..dun't like pasta it reminds me of slugs   I do fancy a chomp at snake as they say it tastes like chicken.



That would give me the 'dry boak', as we say here  

Lilies in pot

Posted: Yesterday at 17:33

Just seemed a very small size to me when they've already had a flowering season and will be decent sized bulbs. If they're being planted out I expect they're fine for a few months now that they're dormant. I plant deeper too with many bulbs. Even in pots, when you can get away with shallow planting a bit more. They're sturdier and able to withstand windier conditions better.

I rarely grow them in the ground now because of the pesky molluscs. Easier to keep them out of over wet soil too 

The World's Most Expensive Food

Posted: Yesterday at 17:22

I expect they barely know the difference between quail and hen eggs philippa...

Had to think for a moment about that 'bar' reference! 


Posted: Yesterday at 17:14

I'd do exactly as Dove suggests. It's something I do here-  you can have bulbs for winter/spring, then annuals if you like those - millions to choose from - or a grass like Hackenochloa, and finally a little evergreen for the winter months. I've used Carex oshimensis Evergold to good effect in a tall pot, but there are compact Hebes, or Box cones or balls, or little conifers etc which will do a good job during dreary weather. They can look very attractive with frost or snow on them too. 

I tried inserting a pot inside my Dad's big hefty ceramic container, which is impossible to drill holes in. Filled up with rainwater far too quickly...


Posted: Yesterday at 17:03

You'll need a ring though - to put on the laces. It's that time of year too Dove....

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