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Posted: 24/03/2014 at 20:58

Hi, Mikey., and welcome to the forum.We could do with a few more men around here. (useful for heavy digging and scoffing cake)


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 19:56

Still here. I spent yesterday moving plants in to new polytunnel.

Today I have been to work. Tomorrow, more pricking out I think.

Whats this plant please?

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 19:43

It looks like a composite plan of items stuck together to give an idea of what something will look like overall. I do not believe this is a real photo.  the circled bit is not high definition enough  to show what is is other than a variegated shrub.


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 18:05

Three lots of hail here today. I forgot to put the heater on in the greenhouse last night and it went down to 0.9C  I've switched it on for tonight.

I'm glad the brugmansias are growing. Mine still look like dead sticks. I have faith, its still only March.   I've sown some more seeds  today. It will soon be time for pricking out. Cosmos, Dahlia bishops children, Lupins and Rudbeckias are up.

Overwintered Salvia patens are shooting from the base. They should give flowers earlier than the  seeds I have sown.

Hello, Blackest, glad you survived hibernation.

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 18:09

David, I cant help as I  we both always use a mac for photos and videos. I find iphoto brilliant. We dont do a lot of manipulation, other than cropping, red eye removal. etc, . I think it spoils things when something has been obviously photoshopped . It becomes art instead of photography.

On our last liveaboard trip to papua new guinea, there was a photo comp on the boat on each trip. We had done three back to back. My OH won the first one on the Great Barrier Reef, won the one around new Britain (Kavieng) and then when presented for the final one , there was a great clapping of hands for his, and the winner was.... an american. There was a stony silence. I was waiting to someone to pipe up that a mistake had been made, but no the free bottle of wine went to an american dentist.  Some privately told OH he had been robbed, but I suspect it had more to do with the size of the tips expected from the  group of californian dentists.

Cherry tree

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 17:58

Stella is self fertile and available either  as maidens to train yourself, or ready fan trained to put against a wall.  I have one but the blackbirds get them before I do. If you had it against a wall you would be able to net it.


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 16:11

Well, that must set a record. Supermarket done, garden centre visited, Polytunnel  bought, had a coffee and a ake. polytunnel erected, cover on,  bricks around base and filled up with plants. More cake and coffee. and its only 4pm.

Glad the seeds arrived , Panda. If the soil is clear, you can scatter away and the showers will water it in.


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:18

I have posted seeds, Panda

Can anyone tell me what these plants are?

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:06

I think that constitutes an agreement.

Can anyone tell me what these plants are?

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:05

Scilla sibirica. (bluebell family)

Hellebores orientalis or garden hybrids.

anemone blanda


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