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Posted: Yesterday at 21:48

Thunder this afternoon, and a few spots, but it passed over.

33 degrees when I came out of work. I thought it was hot inside the old stone building, but worse outside.I dont think the air con in the car is working.  I went and loitered near the freezers in Morrisons for a bit.

Its still 27 c in the greenhouse, with three large roof vents and double doors wide open.  Far too sticky, I cant see us sleeping much tonight.

Trailing hanging basket plants

Posted: Yesterday at 21:38

I think you've got it , maisie.

Trailing hanging basket plants

Posted: Yesterday at 13:37

Try Dichondra argentea 'silver falls'

I'd move it out of sun in this heat and soak in a tub of water.


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 21:03

Ours  doesn't cough. They do chunter at each  other if they arrive at the food tray together.


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 20:38

Did you wet it? It may be too dry?

Rose Id

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 20:20

The top one looks like Queen Elizabeth. I have one I inherited that grows 6 ft tall.


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 19:36

SGL, if hedgehogs are out early, they may be looking for water.... don't forget to put a shallow bowl out for them.

Scorchio here. More watering tonight, work all day tomorrow.

Old "Compost heap" / Leaves - What to do?

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 11:58

The top may not be ready, but if the stuff at the bottom is brown, crumbly like peat, and has an earthy or no smell, it is great for mixing in the soil when planting anything. Scrape the partly decomposed stuff together. If it is dry, water it. It should rot down better like that.

When to harvest seeds

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 11:21

I would cut off all spent flower heads on sweet peas, and not let any set seed until late August. If they seed now they will stop flowering. With sweet peas, you need to keep on cutting at the time of year.


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 05:18

Bill, we will miss you.

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