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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 21:52

I put mine in roottrainers. I didnt like the way the loo rolls went mouldy.

Scarifying: what is it?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 20:27

I have one(qualcast not lidl). It pulls out a lot of moss , and because there is a terrific amount at the moment, it would leave it bare. The birds are taking it for nests at the moment.

Trellis - neighbour says no!

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 20:24

They've got a bit of a nerve if the concrete from the foundations is on your side, and stopping you from putting posts in.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 20:20

Sweet peas sown. Winston Churchill is in a tray with Miss Wilmott. Sue Pollard in with pandemonium. All the blues together.

Then I pricked out 80 or so aquilegias. My trilliums are coming up. The banana seems to have survived Ok, its sending up a new leaf.

thining swiss chard seedlings

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 20:55

Let them grow into larger plants, after they are planted out at 6 inches apart,you will be able to harvest the outer leaves on a cut and come again basis.

Sweet pea failure

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 20:22

Flumpy, they will be too warm,get them out of the house, maybe in  home made cold frame, a large polystyrene box with a sheet of polythene or glass over.

Very large buddleia - can I prune it right back?

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:46

I have cut very large buddlejas to six inches. New growth then came from ground level. If you want to be sure, take a cutting off of new growth now. Its the wrong time of year if you read the textbooks, but it has worked for me in the past.

Cucumber confusion

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:43

You need an all female F1 variety such as Pepinex or Cucino. The seeds are expensive, around a pound each, but save a,lot of bother. Cucino are very prolific.


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:35

Happy Birthday, Lesley.

I must have missed our old member coming back.  I blame too many pina coladas.

I'm off shopping now. Microwaveable meals and a washing machine.

Have a good day folks.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 05:17

Am I missing something here? Mike Allen doesn't post anymore and all previous postings have been deleted.?

Is it the twilight zone or Friday night pop that is causing it.?

Good morning  anyone who is out there.


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