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Highland Jeannie

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Feeding Bulbs That Have Gone Over

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 19:49

Thanks, I was thinking of planting them out later, but thought that now they've finished flowering they had to be fed before the foliage dies down?

Feeding Bulbs That Have Gone Over

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 15:53

I have a couple of little pots of crocus that I'd planted up for indoors which have now finished flowering (and various other bulbs that are still flowering).

What's the best thing to feed them with now?



What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 15:20

Dull, hint of drizzle this morning after a hazy start; spent a couple of hours weeding & even dared to cut back some dead stuff.  Hope it wasn't too early  - although I left anything  precious for now. 1 slug spotted  & removed.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 17:32
Palaisglide wrote (see)

Nope Bunny, Rocky Dusty full of wildlife such as scorpions sand snakes dung beetles and giant black and red ants. Freezing cold at night burning your eyeballs out during the day sandstorms where you just closed down until it went away,

My Mum was in the Middle East (in the naafi ) for the last couple of years of the war.  She couldn't believe how during the sandstorms the sand "got everywhere" !!  It rained twice in that time; she didn't like the heat & the lack of seasons. Enjoyed the camaraderie, though.

Not too cold, very fine misty drizzle as we started to put up the first bit of (plastic) trellis. Just got loads of staples to put in now - not good at that - they keep going sideways. OH has the same problem - small hammer; they don't go in, big hammer; they flop sideways .

"My Reviews"

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 20:36
sotongeoff wrote (see)

I am not making any more cakes!!

Aw, please; pretty please .   

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 14:31

No David, that's not very kind!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 11:27

Coldish, but NO wind .  Sun trying to come through.

Nothing desperate to do outside & I'm really tired so playing with family history on the computer .

Well done on not wallowing, Frank - hope the cold's a quick one!

"My Reviews"

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 11:21

Thanks Geoff - cyber choccy cake with my cuppa, aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh.

"My Reviews"

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 00:03

I've joined as well - hope you've left me some cake!!

Side of House

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 17:20

Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

My garden has also benefited a lot from the casualty corner of the garden centre. When I started off, I just wanted to fill the garden without actually taking out a second mortgage. Some things died, some things turned out to be invasive and virtually impossible to get rid of. Some thrived and turned out to be garden gems. I leanrt a lot and became a bit more heartless about getting rid of unwanted plants. Now that my garden is basically stocked, I find myself getting choosier, wanting plants that give months of colour and that have beautiful form.

I am in the same position, but now have lots of unwanted things - often what will be quite big plants/shrubs etc.  A lot are currently potted up at the end of the garden whilst I hope that a neighbour really will finally have them (he keeps saying yes, but doesn't seem to have any plans).

Just hope the local Church have their plant sale this year, we're not really car-booter people! (we visit only)


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