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Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:51

Evening all. Another good day outside and lots done. Plants divided and repotted, and my big pots washed and the Hebes planted in them. Managed to break a large terracotta pot which I've had for about twenty years - it had  a lot of cracks which I patched up but the whole thing collapsed when I transferred my herbs into it . Think I had my money's worth - it cost a fiver!

Work for me tomorrow so off to have a quick  look round the forum to see what you've all been up to, and then put my weary old feet up. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:46



Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:43

Just put mine out - wall to wall sunshine here 

Sorry - doesn't often happen that way round! It'll rain here for forty days and nights now...

Off to wash my big terracotta pots as a penance 


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:40

I'm sure I saw one the other day at work - we have a lot of old buildings and they nest in the stables every year. Lovely to think it's warm enough for them to be here!

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:39

Well done with the PPI callers OL. I'm not even that polite to them any more...

Re your son's friend - there are so many parents who expect others to look after their children without reciprocating - not acceptable. You end up being taken for a mug. Very difficult to handle though. Enjoy the peace 


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 10:28

I've noticed this happening recently bridjohn - it didn't use to  - but if you then type wallflowers  into the keyword box on that page it should work properly.

I've meant to flag this up to Daniel but keep forgetting as I don't use the search thingy very often  

Flowering cherry in a pot

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 09:36

So long as it doesn't go short of water in dry spells I think it'll be fine till you move Justine. I've got two apple trees in pots and they have nothing special in them. I'm hoping to get them planted out later this year and they'll have been in their pots for at least a year by then. Usual practice with plants in pots long term is to remove a few inches of soil from the top each spring and replace it with fresh compost so you could do that next spring. If you add a little sprinkle of blood, fish and bone (or similar feed) at the same time that should keep it happy for a while.  

Westland Gro-Sure Tomato Planter

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 09:19

Normally tomato growbags - I'm assuming that's what these are - are excellent for using as general compost. I sometimes buy them at the end of the summer when they're on offer, though not the one you've mentioned, for topping up beds etc.

Human irrigation system

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 09:11

Lovely to hear your post Mike and glad it all went well. This forum is full of great people who will give support whenever you need it. We're the best kind of family - we don't turn up unannounced and eat all your food, we won't ask for a loan, and we won't phone you just when you've just settled in a comfy chair after a busy day 


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 08:55

Morning all. Cloudy here but dry and it's supposed to be sunny later. I'll get plenty more done today but may need to get some food shopping too. My Blackthorn hedge is starting to show some green and there's some flowers on quite a few stems too. 

Have a good day everyone - don't eat too many eggs! 

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