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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 21:42

Thanks Verdun

MrsGarden - like off Father Ted, go on - go on - go on - keep the bulb planter on your list, it is enjoyable as a pogo stick

this might help MrsGarden - http://www.perennialnursery.com/guides/monarda.html  looks like that not that deep in the ground

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 19:46

Yes Pentillie, cake was a pre-dinner snack - naughty me, but needed it to help with the back pain.  Very tasty.   Dinner yet to come.

Mrs Garden, bulb planter was also tried in the grass, but land very solid and it only went in about two inches.  Not sure if it is the grass being really compacted or if you need to dig area before planting bulbs.

Will keep using the bulb planter even if I resort to using it only in the veg patch to help make holes for planting.  Will try harder next year once ground has been dug a bit more and grass area re-sown and improved

Question about the lawn - do I remove the weeds from the lawn before scarifying again as I have given it an autumn feed, or do I wait until after the scarifying?

 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 18:58

Hello there posted at same time as you Pentillie

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 18:50

Evening all

Been messing around with compost, cleared the good compost put into buckets ready to use and then turned the next one over and turned the smallest one next so much effort just turning compost,  back a bit sore

weather not to bad a was warm and dry 

Yesterday I planted a lot of bulbs in pots, moved plants around from pots to ground and clearing of garden

just been having cake yum

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 19:49

Evening all

Just finished watching on iplayer Monty and the last of his programmes really interesting this one enjoyed it

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/search?q=Around%20the%20World%20in%2080%20Gardens

Well the garden waste bin was emptyed yesterday so needed filling and now full still lots of bits from pampus grass - but have to wait 2 weeks for it to be emptyed and still lots to clear out of garden, have fed lawn with autumn food and watered in hope it does what it says

Had a small trip to local garden nursery got one plant for my half hanging basket, and brought 2 small baskets ready for Hillier workshop in a week and a bit

4thPanda I put plants on the top of bulbs in pots, things like violas/pansy and grasses and heukras - can't spell it. coloured heathers would be good and lots of other plants that don't get to big  

seed share

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 11:17

Coys I would leave them to get bigger, the first set of proper leave (the true ones) come out after the ones that have appeared up in the soil - then the plant id may be possible as they look more like the plant will be

I have found seeds pop up somewhere else wind likes to blow them around.

those seeds must of picked that place to be

put another pic on later when bigger

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 22:49

The long handled bulb planter must be the bigger kids pogo stick

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 22:44

Evening forkers

Been a busy day sorting out bits at station, have used long handled bulb planter today at the station garden, ok what do I say - well the only thing is if you have stoney soil not so easy to use - only went in ground a small bit, some areas ok to use but most only went in about 1 inch or 2 - so it was back to small bulb planter and trowel.

Planted all large 5kg bag of daffs and some tulips still more to go just don't want to end up digging up bulbs planted already when planting more

Will try long handled bulb planter at home and maybe in grass area. will try again

Monty mad it look so easy with his soil on GW and Chris B made it look ok on Beechgrove gardens maybe because it was on lawn and good soil

Seed swap

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 13:33

Thanks Fidgetbones got my seeds, excellent

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 21:28

Bob got bulb planter from here yeoman one with yellow handle, just the right height for me, also have hand held planter gets used a lot - I have use for other things as well handy them 

http://www.capitalgardens.co.uk/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=bulb+planter&search_in_description=0&keywords_dummy=0

 

There are lots of bulbs on there as well

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