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hollie hock

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Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 21:18

You have loads on the go Perki, they all look really healthy. I like your bubble wrap blanket

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 20:56

Looking good sparkles. I think those ones on the bottom might struggle with light levels. You could rotate the trays but it won't be the same as being in natural daylight.

I dont' grow what you are but it might be worth starting to harden them off. You've got the mini greenhouse and there's a bare table right next to it   Just make sure where ever the green house is it's really secure.

If only I could get paid for doing what I love!

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 20:47

I would see it that way luvmegarden

How Many Have You Got?

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 20:45

  nut and Dove. The thing is with pots, at the start you need loads of little ones but that changes as things grow. I  seem to run out of a particular size. I've also got a bit of preference for black pots rather than the orangey ones. I just think the plants look better in them I will use the other ones, just look for a suitable black one first

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 20:41

They look great Jimmy. No gardening  for me other than to pop out to  check progress and the temp in my seed house. My partner bought me one of those huge Wilkos thermometers, I love it!

How Many Have You Got?

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 20:34

I have no idea......loads of them.  I know my big dustbin is full of them and there's a couple of large compost bag full. The local nursery gives them away or you can drop some off too

If you listen to the Archers ....

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 20:30

I'm sorry to hear that you had to go through that Fairy x I can only imagine how frightened you were.

I had a couple of awful relationships years ago now, fortunatlely I ended them quickly as I got a sense of where they are going but had repuccusions off one bloke that lasted for months including a prison sentance for him.

The friend I mentioned had her now ex husband, the father of her 2 children hold a loaded shot gun to her head and she believed that he would pull the trigger. My mother had a 40 year marriage of domestic abuse and violence. There's loads of women living in fear all the time. I will be donating

Aside from the money raised I hope it raises wider discussion about what a healthy loving relationship is and isn't



If you listen to the Archers ....

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 19:40

I haven't listened to the Archers for a while now. My friend has been filling me in and she tells they have built this story line up over a quite a long time. Which of course is what happens in reality.

In the early stages of abuse, it's a common tactic to seperate the victim from any support they may have whilst the perp maintains the outwood face of charm. So often victims don't have any help and often haven't told anyone because of the shame and the fear of being disbelieved. The fear of losing their children too. Ultimatley it's about power and control.

I applaud the archers for taking on this story line too. Domestic abuse/violence still goes on a lot in the UK. I'd go as far as to say that most women would have had an abusive relationship at some point in their lives or know someone who has.

Doesn't just affect straight women either. Thanks for this post and link and I hope Refuge get to the £100k and it raises more awareness and discussion



Sweet Peas

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 17:17

If any of your other plants look a bit poorly, post a pic here Shirley. Someone can usually give you a diagnosis and a remedy I used to sow indoors all the time but don't have the windowsills here. Things are germinating well for me outside at the moment.


Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 17:13

I have one of these Sparkles. At this time of year mine gets a bit of sun in the morning. I've sowed some honesty and foxgloves in trays and they are in there. I'm expecting them to germintate just might take a bit longer than my sunnier one.

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