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Posted: 11/02/2016 at 07:58

Is it lucky though B'man? 


Posted: 11/02/2016 at 07:57

I've used Hopes Grove - they've been very good.

You'll need to be quick though - it's coming to the end of the bare root season. A few extra bargains available though! 


Posted: 11/02/2016 at 07:55

Jimmy - you're right - we need to bring Verdun up here for a proper winter next year!  

I think ours has been a bit milder than normal here. Quite a few days getting above five degrees, and certainly better in the last couple of months of 2015.  

Snowdrops only just forming in my garden. They'll be nice though.

I think that's the drawback of having a milder winter chicky - if/when it changes, you lose plants that are out at the wrong time. 


Posted: 11/02/2016 at 07:49

Morning/afties all. Sharp this morning but we may catch some snow later. What was Verdun saying about spring yesterday.....

Can I take that fire to work with me Frit? 

Trimming heathers after flowering is the key - a bit like lavender. Or get some rabbits and grouse to keep them nibbled 

Hellebore sounds lovely chicky - what colour? A dusky pink I'm guessing...

lettuce tips?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:42

Have you got big ears and a fluffy tail Verd? 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:40

If Hosta had to  shoo the ducks, is that uncivil engineering?....


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:35

What about us Verd?  

I'll wait for spring to make it's usual appearance some time in June....

lettuce tips?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:32

The frilly lettuce (Lollo Rossa) is slightly more slug proof Marc - especially the reds. We all love the red oak leaf one too  -sorry Verd 

I sow seed of those varieties in a long trough and let it all get to a reasonable size, then I use it as a cut and come again. It will take several cuts throughout the summer. I also sow some and leave them to grow into decent sized lettuces for cutting completely. As the ones in the trough grow a bit , I sow another lot. It suits us very well. Containers make it easier to keep the greedy destructive molluscs at bay 


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:14

Evening all - just been to cover the car as it's very chilly with a lovely clear, star filled sky 

Little roasting joint about to be served up so I'll have a wander here while I eat.

A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:05

doc - are you just going to sit and drool....

I've just read that Idris Elba's single again so that's me sorted....whether he likes it or not  

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