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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:55

Nice to 'see' you again David. Wondered why you suddenly disappeared! 

Hoping to get something done later if the ground thaws, but it's mainly clearing and tidying up a bit. Seed sowing soon for me too hollie  

Camelia cuttings

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:53

They don't like to be dry Joob - especially in late summer when the new buds are forming. Keep it well watered and add a mulch if that's the case. A tomato food will help with flowering or simply improving the soil round them with  B,F and Bone.

I think they also layer well Dave, although I've never tried that.  

Problem honeysuckle

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:47

It does look rather miserable doesn't it?  Not too late to get it going properly Galadriel - they're quite forgiving  

If you follow Dove's advice you'll have a cheerier specimen to look at. 

Seed Bed?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:34

I'd agree with the others Steven - who have also given great advice 

Leif's right about the width of your beds - you want to be able to reach the middle easily. I only grow what I can eat and my daughters don't eat as much veg as I do so it's mainly salad and tomatoes (which have to be undercover here) . I don't want my entire garden to be a veg plot either so it's about getting a balance. Start with what you really need - you can always add another area if you feel it's necessary  


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:23

Just the job Dove 

More tea for me too Yvie - apparently I'm getting dinner made for me tonight - yum yum. It includes Pavlova  

Seed Bed?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:19

I can only think that you might use it for annual flowers (for cutting) or something you'd sow direct, perhaps for a succession of some plants that you'd then transplant like lettuce,  but I can't see any major advantage to having a permanent, separate area unless you have a big enough garden. 

Yet another beautiful day!

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:15

Ground too frozen so I'll do my trip to the cemetery and then see if it's thawed out enough to do anything - doubtful till early afternoon. I have some slabs I can start lifting and a bit of work in the corner at the shed but the thighs are still a bit sore from yesterday's jaunt so I won't be doing too much  

Washing's on though 

Camera Talk

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:11

Verdun - I can't tell you what it does for the soul 

All the hillwalkers on the walk forum I use get so excited in this kind of weather - like a bunch of kids on Christmas Day! The walk reports for the Munros at this time of year are full of photos that take your breath away. When a hill is hidden and it reveals itself as you reach the summit - it does make you cry. It was pretty windy, so tricky to keep the camera still, but I took a 360 degree video as well. Would need daughter's help to put it on 

Less snow than normal for the time of year - some melt since last weekend - but still sharp enough to make the peat hags easier to walk on as they're nicely frozen  


New Theme Tune for Gardeners' World?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:03

Hosta - I wondered how long it would take you....

It's getting like the cat threads for you! Do you want a pound for the Nigel ones now! 

Window sills

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:01

I used food packaging as seed trays and kept the slightly bigger ones to go under them. They're ideal for modern house cills. 

Look messy though - which greatly annoys me...

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