Latest posts by GillyL

House plants

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 09:21

Agree with Dove,also consider your heating and the postion of the plant in relation to it.

Collecting Nasturtium seeds

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 09:17

A few will seed themselves,but I find it better t collect them and dry out as described by Fidgetbones,most important is to store when dried in paper bags.


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 09:14

Dreadful morning after a stormy night,winds gusty,but not quite as bad as expected,.

As soon as it stops raining will go out and do the rounds to check on any damage,spent yesterday morning staking cosmos purity which is still a mass of buds and aprox 4ft tall.


Gardeners world

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 09:10

Mybe GW was weaker than usual,but it is still a vast improvement on most of the rubbish on nowadays,soaps especially.

Seeds- your opinions and advice

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 11:46

Hello and welcome,

Sorry for your recent loss,gardening can be a great healer,time to reflect .

My seeds are in seed tins ( a useful Christmas present from a friend) sorted into flower and veg and then into times of sowing.Prior to the tins they were in biscuit tins,it does,nt matter as long as they are kept dry  in paper bags not plastic or they will mould. 

Gardening is a chance to experiment,it does,nt matter if you make mistakes,you will learn from them ,and hopefully go on to have many years in your new hobby.

As you say nothing better than picking your own crops,start simple and don,t be afraid to ask,no matter how silly you may think the question,someone here will always try to help.

Best of luck. 

Greenhouse heater

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 08:43

Thanks David.

watering cactus

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 08:42

Mine are also in a cold porch,but I water mine sparingly about once a month throughout winter,I,ve had some of them over 40 years,so what I do must suit them


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 08:38

Morning all,

Yes Fairygirl ..........,I am watching The Guilty and really enjoying it,Katherine Kelly is a brilliant actress,and am also looking forward to seeing her again in Mr Selfridge(not sure when the series starts  .......Well worth looking at 4th Panda,

Dreadful morning,heavy rain and a bit windy,though nothing like the expeected weather over the weekend,Will have to do some greenhouse todying as there is no chance of getting outside.

Today may have to do HW

Greenhouse heater

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 09:17

Would like to use electricity Bookertoo,but it is just too far and awkward to get a supply down there,but thanks for your suggestion.


Posted: 12/09/2013 at 09:16

Morning all,

Stacey..thanks for posting your recipe,it sounds delicious and I will definately be trying it out . 

Grey and overcast this morning,but quite warm.

Lovely day yesterday,went to Wells outdoor market,the flower displays were outstanding all around the market square and cathedral.Have not visited for abot 20 years,so it was a lovely trweat.Lunch out and a walk round the Catheral and Palace gardens.

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