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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 19:48

Ooh er Stacey......It wasn't me, honest.

(Can tea borrow a taser to deal with dilbert.)

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 18:42

I think with onion seeds, the earlier the better. Succession sowing works for salad onions, but not if you want big bulbs for storing.

Seed swap

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 18:35

Ooh yes please.i've got a gap that would just suit that.

 I collected some eccremocarpus  scaber seeds (red flowers) today. Although  not hardy, it makes 6ft in a season and you can lift the rootstock and overwinter frost free or grow fresh from seed each year. I've got it running through next doors dead conifer hedge.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 18:30

Dinner cooking- still a few french beans, may this weather keep going for a couple of weeks, there are still flowers on.

Buddleja out, 2 bags compost added, hellebores, and pulmonarias  and foxgloves planted, daffs, snowflakes and snowdrops split up and moved,  cyclamen planted.

It doesn't look like you've done much, says OH. .... but wait until Spring.

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 23:07

Verdun bought plants and had a good crop.

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 23:06

Onion seed is traditionally sown on boxing day, but I find its ok at beginning of Feb. My greenhouse has heater but only on a frost stat.onions don't need much heat, but you might struggle with only a cold frame. I moved them into a polytunnel with no heating once they were past the bent leaf stage.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 20:18

I layered a pot today. Tulips, tete a tete daffs and anemone blanda. Don't know if it will work or not.

 I also did pots with just one thing in. I can always swap them around then.

 If tomorrow is good, I will dig out a buddlei in the wrong place to make room for hellebores.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 18:57

Still picking courgettes. I thought last week would be it. The veg plot is looking really tatty now,except for sarpo mira and axona tattys which are still growing. On the good side, I have bought very few fruit and veg except bananas for months now.

More money for wine and chocolates


Posted: 05/10/2013 at 14:34

The layouts changed though and edit and quote have disappeared.


Posted: 05/10/2013 at 14:32

I've just helped a neighbour find his cat. His is one of the gardens on the long edge with the oaks in. His cat is an "indoor cat" it saw the back door open and made a run for it into my garden. I found it out on the pavement ,sunning itself. It stared at me, but as soon as it saw the owner coming, it legged it again....... maybe it doesn't want to be an indoor cat with all that jungle on it's doorstep.

I've made 4 pots of bulbs for the patio in winter. I've trimmed all the onion tops and put them into store in the garage, and dug up the last of the kifli potatoes.

 Now for coffe and a macaroon.

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