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tulip problem

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 18:25


Camera Corner

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 22:40

Most of those hellebores came from Ashwoods this time last year. They are settling in nicely. The seed I took off some of them last year is germinating. I hope for something exciting from them, in a couple of years time.


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 22:31

We took mum to Trentham gardens today. Mainly because  I wanted a good look at the fairies. Bitter cold wind.  It has made me want one of the 6ft dandelion sculptures even more. Service in the cafe very slow.  The garden centre seemed to have a lot of pottery made in china, lots of nick nacks, not a lot of plants. All a bit odd to say it is in stoke on trent. You would think they would be promoting local pottery. We came back and had dinner at Trent lock instead.

 Mum has received several letters from the electricity supplier, demanding payment from dads estate for outstanding bills. There are none. The account was changed from mr c to mrs y, and the ongoing payments come from the same account by direct debit that they always have. I feel a frank exchange of words coming on.


Posted: 14/03/2015 at 21:13

Day lilies will be starting into growth now. Move as soon as possible and water in well.They should then romp away.


Posted: 14/03/2015 at 19:13

Fine outside. If if goes really cold out them against a wall for a bit of protection. The biggest thing to guard against at this point are slugs and snails,who love the tender shoots as they come through.


Posted: 14/03/2015 at 18:44

Tie them to  a support?

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 18:21

All the pots are lasagne style. The tulips werent suppose to flower until after the daffs.

It will be interesting to see if it works.  Purple crocus  and blue iris dont show up very well in the blue pots.  I know blue pots are Passe but still.

 Bit white and spotty at the mo.


Posted: 14/03/2015 at 18:14

Sweetpeas are coming up nicely. Broad beans are up. I might sow another tray(3 doz)


I bought some more gladioli in Lidl.... well they were a bargain , but I have no idea where to put them.

Sowed some more seeds today, but I cant find the Knautia melton pastel seed  I saved from last year.

More plant porn fell through the letterbox...  I will resist, I WILL resist.

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 18:09

 Anyone else got snowdrops 11 inch tall?

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 18:05


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