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Latest posts by Gardengirl..

Seeds are up

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 22:02

Hey more seeds up calendula popped up today I sowed them just under 2 weeks ago, not done them this early before but worth it when you see the seeds growing.

Getting a little carried away...

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 21:29

I do run out of space in my plastic greenhouses and some times end up using the house, more when you end up potting on the seedlings to bigger pots/ cells or even just because I want to sow more seeds.

I do sometimes go for offers off emails or from garden mags ocatalogue - good for seeds but sometimes plants are only small  

Composting and wormery

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 20:09

Hello Dottiesue not quite sure about pH levels unless you have a pH reader to test it here is a small bit on a website about pH balance, but does not say what way the compost could come out acid or not

Not sure if that helps all homemade compost is good stuff, you could add toilet roll tubes as well torn up.

small bird watch

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 19:38

Last year bird watch for South-East of England was for number 1- house sparrows and blue tits second, think it might be different this year - as I have not seen a house sparrow for a while.

Seed swap

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 19:19

Hello Sam I have sorted out the courgette, onion and some beetroot seeds for you and will post them tomorrow. 

Hello Lyn is it possible to have the Heliotrope seeds please. Is there anything other than a fig cutting you want? -  not sure I can get one of those.

Seed swap

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 15:18

I have posted your seeds second class today should be with you soon

Good carrot for containers

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 20:52

If they have been stored well - dry yes fine, maybe test some out on damp kitchen roll see if they germinate at all - before sowing where you want, sow direct is best.

Seed swap

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 20:27

Hello Zoomer44

I will sort out your seeds for you the perennial seeds I like are the Shasta daisy after watching on A to Z of gardening show bit about daisies look good, I don't think I want to grow a tree either - so maybe see if anyone else wants those seeds but thanks for the offer of them. I will let you know when posted your seeds.


small bird watch

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 20:09

Hello all

I done my RSPB bird watch today and I am sure when ever I do this there is less birds for me to count, the birds seam to be hiding - not as many as I do see normally, nice lot of bird noises when I was sitting out trying to count them, may be bit windy today here for them or they knew I was out there even though keeping still, I think blue tits I saw the most of 4 at once. Did see a Jay and squirrels and even a woodpecker I forgot to take my camera out with me may be another time try and take a photo of them.

What birds did you see the most of?

Seed swap

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 17:42

Hello Zoomer44

I would like to swap for the perennial flower seeds please.   With the leek seeds -would you like Musselburgh Winter crop - harvest Nov-Jan-Feb, or Jolant Autumn crop -harvest August onward. 

I can send you both, if you want them both that's fine just say, I will send the beetroot to you as well - good if someone can use the seeds -  nice to seed swap

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