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hollie hock

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Posted: 28/03/2013 at 22:47

I use firefox at home and prefer it to internet explorer. I like the free add ons

Not heard of Regworks before now, seems like it's some sort of   registry cleaning software that comes automatically with the machine.  When I googled it it would seem that most people want to get rid off it. If it were me I wouldn't update it. I think  a registry clean up is basically clearing old unwanted files that you accumalate when you use the internet. Firefox has an option to do this every time you close it.

I am in no way an expert but there is loads of free anti virus programmes out there. I've been using avast for years and had no problems. Hope that helps

Aldi garden stuff

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:30

Hi Zoomer, I don't class it at cheating just adding to your stock. I do grow  violas & lobelia from seed but at that price........... I just have more

Aldi garden stuff

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:22

Picked up trays of 10 mixed violas and lobelias £1.29 a tray. Healthy looking plants

I can't even grow from seed!!!!!!!

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:02

Hi kimlien, not ever heard of the jiffy 7 pots before, but on having a quick look at them I can imagine it might be hard to keep control of the moisture levels.I used some similar( I think)  biodegradable pots for some lobelia seedlings, can't say that I was that impressed. Sometimes they seemed really dry and others too wet. Slugs laid their eggs in them, so won't be using them again.

As for labelling, another poster suggested if you have loads of the same seedlings going, colour code it with a piece of coloured straw. I thought this was good idea as it saves labelling every pot.

I would follow the advice on the seed packets re light. For a lot of seeds the advice is generally the same ie sow about 1/2 " and then cover with fine compost. There are some though that are different.


Seed swap

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 22:15

Good idea, the ground here is slowly defrosting after the snow, which I hope is the last. When the weather warms up a bit, willl open up the coldframes and have a look and see what I've got going from the seed  swop and take some pics

Seed swap

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 22:03

Good to see the false sunflower coming up, have you put it in a large pot/container? Don't think I've got any sprouting through yet.


Too cold to relocate perennials?

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 21:53

I planted lupins that were grown from seed last year into the ground about 10 days ago before the snow and sub zero temps. Now the snow here has almost gone, it looks as if they are non the worse for wear. I also planted some aquilegia at the same time and they look ok too.

I think it's the right time to move,plant and split perennials before they start really growing, I wouldn't do it if the ground was rock hard so I would hedge my bet and do some and leave some, especially if this only chance to get this done before the end of April.


ground cover

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 22:11

Sounds like it should do well here, it looks like it has a nice tumbling habit over walls.

ground cover

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 21:51

Thanks Daintiness, the place I have in mind is partially shaded bed which is of heavy soil. I do grow quite a few plants in it but it tends to look a bit empty come mid Summer so whilst the flowers may be gone it would give some coverage and stop the weeds as well. Not that keen on varigated leaves myself.

ground cover

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 21:47

Thanks for the info, will have more of a look at it.

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Couple of Ids please

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