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Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:58

I like to hear about peoples progress, but I give my time and any experience completley for free as I get my enjoyment on doing just that. I also learn as much as I give.

So whilst a thank you and an update is appreciated and I don't necessarily expect, need or want it.


Fork Handles

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 20:30

Hi Jean, lovely smells coming from the kitchen, roast duck with loads of veg

Fork Handles

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 20:13

Enjoyed your pictures Inka, 3 a day is doing very well

Gardens And Beyond...........

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 20:10

I'm waiting for my dinner, duck with veggies

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 19:58

Here's hoping the same Flower bird, it really was dismal last year.

I would have to disagree gardenning granny re the staking. I had lovely 5ft +  plants that got flattened by the awful summer rain last year, some of them ended up hanging over the walls of my beds, tangled up with the Scabious. One thing I did learn though was the stems quickly started growing their own roots when they had contact with the soil. I will guard against this for this year by some discreet staking just in case.


Seeds are up

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 19:22

Hi Sam, good news about the sea holly, just had a look at them, they do looking very attractive. It's great when you can move stuff about, I was always a bit shy about doing this at first but I've since learnt that they don't really mind.

Did relent and buy some seeds last weekend, some rust resistant snapdragons, they were the same seeds that did so well for me last year, they filled my garden, a few of those plants are still alive now and am hopefull I might get another season out of them.Mental note to me, I now do not need to buy any more seeds

Here's my space saving kitchen windowsill

 I'm experimenting with using a light bulb to the right of the picture.

All my seeds finally get moved out to my coldframes, which are all homemade on the cheap if not free


The photo below below was last April


New additions to the coldframes



Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 18:31

I grew them last year Flower bird and they really did grow into big plants.....about 5ft. Just a shame that the Summer was so poor as they would have done even better, as soon as they got into their own Autumn arrived. I will stake mine this year as some of them got battered by all that rain and wind

Rented property - new to gardening

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 18:13

Interesting space William, I think you have the right idea building on what is already there re the Yukkas. Sorry can't help with id of the plants. MIght be worth investing is some terracotta pots to increase your growing space. I think it has the potential to look stunning.

Paper pots versus what?

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:53

I sow into seed compost into a Wilkos propagator which has the hard tray for the  bottom and the thick plastic lid with the vents. Think they cost £2.75 and one of the best things I've ever bought. Recently I discovered the narrow seed trays which means I can fit 5 of them into one seed tray, so I can grow different stuff at the same time.Also means I don't have one whole tray full of the same plants.

I prick out when they have the first true set of leaves, this year I've done this slighltly earlier with some as they were a bit leggy into small pots and then pot again when they get bigger.

February in Your Garden

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:39

After a few hours of faffing about with a new phone, finally worked out how to get them onto laptop............not the most straight forward way I'm sure,


but it worked

 The new addition to the coldframes

 The beds were cleared recently of all the dead stuff, lots of space to put lovely new plants

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