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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  


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 12:36
Clarington wrote (see)


It doesn't help that they are completely out of my normal age range and thus are total mystery to me.Are balloons appropriate for 8 - 12 year olds? 


Clari - they're a mystery to most of us - even when we have some of our own  

You could always fill one with soup and burst it over your boss's head....


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 07:57

Morning lovely people - and afties Pat. Glad you found the photos of Inverary I stuck on the camera thread. Google the Cruachan dam Pat - you might find it interesting too  

Frosty and chilly here, so it's dry - hurray! I can stop building the ark...for now 

Clari - here's hoping you get paid this month on time though. I think the phrase 'not fit for purpose' applies to your boss  

My garden doesn't seem to be too out of kilter. The bulbs and a few perennials started slightly earlier but have sorted themselves, and a few things haven't died down as they normally would, but other than that, it's about par for the course I reckon. A dry spell would be nice, but we always hope for that here in winter. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 19:46

It looks quite spectacular Hosta - I had a quick Google!  


Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 19:21

Lovely tulips LF - they'll be a great combo in spring. I've always loved the parrot ones but avoid them as I think our weather would probably wreck them most years. There are some stunning colours in that type though.


Camera Talk

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 19:15

Yes - Ben Cruachan Hosta. It's quite a famous place and you can apparently have a guided tour of the 'works' 

It's a great walk - you go across the dam to access the hills. If you zoom that pic you can see the head of the dam. I have another pic taken from the walkway on the dam, but it's got my big ugly mug on it so I'm not putting it on here! 

Edging a border with snowdrops (and polyanthus firecracker)

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:57

Tingly - it's a case of determining which way the plants face. If you're border is facing you and that's north east then that's the aspect of the border. Any plants in that border will be getting some morning sun but a good bit of shade, but it also depends on what else is there - for instance a hedge or fence or neighbouring trees.

Plants against your house wall will be south west and will therefore get a fair bit of sun 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:51

Lovely LF. Are those crocus Cream Beauty? Mine are ages away yet, but they've been pushing through for a while. 

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