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Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:30

Nothing for you here Verd...although I have some overripe bananas which I might make a banana bread with tomorrow if the weather's lousy 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:59

Well - you know what they say Verd. A friend will help you move. A good friend will help you move a body.....

Carry out for dinner...4 degrees out there just now. 

Pakora has warmed up though 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:08

It's 'Scots' speak  too KEF! 

I dare say we'll get warmer weather sometime. Maybe around June it'll get up above 10 or 11 degrees...

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 17:37

Took these pix of my big pot of white crocus the other day. The wind and rain have battered them a bit  since then


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 17:15

Lovely pix  

I particularly like that rich reddish purple Pasqueflower Berghill. I have purples and white but that colour would fit in well in my raised bed. I almost like them best before they flower - the plump,fluffy textured buds are beautiful. 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 16:59

In now out of the freezing cold wind...who said it was spring - it's Baltic here 

Got one piece of trellis painted both sides and squeezed it into the shed out of the rain. Compost purchased and no plants found their way into my trolley. That's cos I didn't bother going out to look at any! 

KEF - I'd agree with you. Lots of these guys will be happy to do a bit of grafting on a spare day. A previous neighbour of mine obtained a plumber that way and he was very good - fitted an outside tap for me, was very cheap and came on time! 

It's suddenly got very dark here...


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 10:57

There's the proof Dove - always go to reliable growers/nurseries/suppliers if you want a decent product. Money well spent. 

Going out soon to get compost and a new cover for one of my growhouse - a casualty of the wild weather at the end of the year! I will try very hard not to let anything fall into the trolley....they did have some native prims which were very cheap last time I was there though. Never really buy plants at the GC - only seeds or if they have a sale. 

Tree advice pls

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 10:02

I'd go for ornamental cherries or even something like apple trees which would give you blossom, fruit and autumn colour. Loads of varieties easily available. Bear in mind that, unless you're spending big bucks and getting established, mature trees, they won't instantly sort the issue. As Busy Bee says - they're deciduous so it won't give you an all year round solution, but if you have a fence or wall behind the area you're siting them, you could put evergreen climbers on that which will help a bit, although they won't give you the height of course. If you have room behind the trees, you could put a framework of trellis at a slightly higher height  to put climbers on.

Seeds not germinating.

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 09:26

Compost would be the obvious answer if you're not doing anything differently. Some of them last year were particularly poor. Are there any other factors you've changed in any way Eddie -  the amounts of heat/light for instance?  

Potting on

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 09:20

The eternal problem Mark! They might get a bit leggy but you can usually bury them a bit once they go in the pots and you might have to take a bit more time separating them. They get short of nutrients if they're left too long but they'll catch up I'm sure.  Don't worry about it too much - we all do these things.

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