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Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:24

Morning OL. Sweet peas  Maybe you need to come at them with a triple prong attack - beer traps, grit and some frogs! I've not had problems with them here - yet, but I think the miles of gravel and timber they'd have to cross leaves them feeling like they've been on a rough grater! Once I do a lawn it might change  as they'll have an easier route 

Poke a few seeds directly into the ground next to the ones you've got as a backup. 

A new log path project

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:18

It's looking great Chris. What lovely pix with the sun glinting through the trees. You should put them on the Garden Gallery thread too 

What other plants have you got in there?

What are these I potted up?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:54

Note to self MrsG - 'always label my plants in future'.  

Of course,  I've never put things in pots and not labelled them.....

I've got something leafy growing in a pot - no idea what it is or even why I put it in there! 


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:29


Here's a pasqueflower to cheer you up - they're not expensive...


Help!! Can anyone I.D this plant?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:24

I'm with nut - Osteospermum 

Planting out Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:22

They're hardy NG so they'll be fine.  If you've only just started hardening them off I'd give them a bit longer as they've been in a greenhouse a long time.They don't appreciate being blasted by cold wind when they're small, so if you can shelter them from that for a week or so till they get going that's all you'd need to do. Yours are a bit bigger anyway though.  I've often put sweet peas out in April after sowing indoors in Feb/March - I'm in Scotland and it can be pretty cold and windy here in April!  

Lily of the Valley

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:12

Oh good - I've got a leaky overflow...

I meant the house...

Plenty of drips living round here Dove, I just  need the leaf mould!  

Human irrigation system

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:08

Mike - right back at  ya....xxxxx 


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:04

Morning all. We have blue sky ....and sun! 

Am I the only person here who never has any problem with PMs? Got one from Frank/Dad the other day and replied no prob.  

Hoping to get more outdoor stuff done - need some bark and a few bits and pieces so will enlist oldest cherub for a bit of help with lifting. They have to be useful for something...

Newly planted hawthorn hedge

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:56

It'll be fine SJT. Hawthorn will survive everything the Scottish climate throws at it! Hawthorn hedges are only just getting a green haze here - I'm 10 miles south of Glasgow - so don't worry. My bare root Blackthorn is only beginning to show signs of life now - most of it was planted last November. The rest was heeled in and a few bits planted last month.

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