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Posted: 05/06/2015 at 22:14

Today I started swapping the pots with spring bulbs in for the upcoming lilies. Then I found that the undergardener had mowed the pinks that were just about to flower.  Chelsea chop it was not.  It looked like grass he said. So did the harebells last year. The blue poppies were decapitated the year before.How many times have I said if its in a border, leave it.

Then Mum phoned. She had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic. I then had to race up, give her an antihistamine, run her to hospital for prearranged x ray, sit at doctors for a gap for different antibiotics, then got home to find undergardener on a diet had found some fruit loaf in the freezer and accidentally eaten it.

So I have a large glass of wine, he has gone to play badminton with a friend, and pot swapping will resume tomorrow.

Plant ID please

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 20:02

a little pansy or viola


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 18:37

Scorchio here.

French beans planted. Various battered alliums and a rose trussed up. New peony planted. OH has mowed lawns after fixing mower. It wouldnt start. Spark plug says I. No, the engineer says, and spends an hour stripping it down. New spark plug and it goes.

Lots of watering. Aquilegias labelled for seed collection. Ham salad for tea. Have a good evening folks.

Help !!

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 08:39

If the weather turns really bad again, stick it in the greenhouse, shed, garage or porch, until the weather gets better. Mine are all still in the greenhouse being cosseted.

Growing potatoes

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 22:46

Just let the tops grow. The leaves produce the food  to make the tubers swell.

When the plants flower, the tubers are swelling .You can cut just the flowers off if you want, but most people say it makes no difference. If you have kids it stops them thinking they are green tomatoes.

Shrivelled and dry mail order plants?

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 21:40

Just out of interest, what were they supposed to be?

Help !!

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 21:29

I think Nut is right, probably windburn. It should soon resprout and there is plenty of time for it to flower.   Give it a good feed of tomato fertiliser or phostrogen andplenty of water, and put it in a sunny sheltered place.


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 18:24

Oh, chicky. They might shoot again with a bit of luck.

confused cucumber

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 18:17

Marketmore , i have grown outside, I just let them do their own thing, but I prop the actual cucumbers  on an upside down pot or something to keep them off the soil.



Posted: 02/06/2015 at 18:02

Beans tied in. Beans, stocks,and greenhouse contents watered.

Me in bath.

Going to work tomorrow for a rest!!

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