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Can I move plants this weekend

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 13:30

Absolutely hollie - Our ground's been solid here for most of the last week, apart from a few hours here and there. Your own conditions will dictate what you can or can't do 

Seeds in the house

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 13:23

I'd sow as many of them (annuals) direct - outside - in April/May/June as possible Lou. You'll struggle to keep them all going in your house with light etc - especially once they need pricking out and potting on. 

A simple coldframe will really help as hollie says 

Staking Tomato Plants

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 13:19

Stake sooner rather than later Brenda - makes life a lot easier! 

I put canes in before I plant mine in their final pots. Makes tying them in simpler - less chance of breaking anything 


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 13:16

Perhaps he (the deer) was just hungry Dove ....although these farm shops are pricy...probably a bit too 'dear'  for him...... 

Temps were just above zero when I left the house  so not too bad. Sun came out a bit but there's some ominous black clouds hanging up there.....

Denis was waiting for me when I got in. Still can't persuade him to eat out of my hand. He looks a bit rough...hope Mrs Dennis isn't giving him a hard time 

Hosta  Keep on with it - I'm sure you'll get more good nights. 


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 08:01

Where is everyone today? 

Morning all/ afties Pat 

Cold but cloudy here but I'm off to work soon and then have a builder coming.... number three. Is it third time lucky? Getting fed up with it now 

Did you get a good sleep again Hosta? 

Catch you all later when I get home

Hope everyone has a good day  

Unwelcome garden visitors

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 07:59

Anything free and plentiful attracts them GDonkey - that's the problem 

Bread's a real no no for birds.

Fast growing hedge

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 07:56

It's the most common question asked on here I think!  Obelixx is right Ritchie - if it grows fast, it needs cut more often or you'll have a monster. 

If you want a formal look, yew is popular, or even standard privet, but something which gives more benefit to wildlife, as already suggested, is a nicer choice.

Hornbeam and Beech aren't evergreen but retain their leaves over winter to give a screen. They grow fairly quickly if planted in decent ground, but are also easy to keep tidy. 

Can I move plants this weekend

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 07:51

If you've got frosts - as we've had here for  several days - I'd wait Angela. Lifting something and the replanting if there's frost forecast isn't a good idea, unless they're going into an area which is frost free. I know it's hard when you have free time and the weather doesn't play ball, but you stand the chance of losing the shrubs if you water them in and then get a frost. I'd wait if I was you  


Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:42

Is it the fish that's marinating, or you fidget?  

New Wooden Fence

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:39

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