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scrapbook

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 09:58

None taken Edd

Totally agree that the scrapbook function would be a great way of keeping threads that are of interest to us. I know when I started out all the info on propagation would have been really useful to keep and refer back to.

I also find the copy and paste approach a bit tedious so don't do that anymore. I did suggest this some time ago but don't think it was possible so have given up using  the scrap book all together.

 

 

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 00:10

I think the snapdragons are quite hardy cairnise. I'm further South that you but I've had them survive in coldframes a lot earlier than this

I grew most of my plants that were in my last garden, growing from seed is great!

 

scrapbook

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 23:33

I've only managed to store the articles on here into my scrapbook. I do know what you mean nut.

In the past I've cut and pasted advice from the threads into either notepad or into a word document and labelled it as such

Seedaholicism

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 23:28

I too have seed packets secreted in some strange places, I have a main tin (old biscuit) some smaller tins (tobacco)

Recently I've been  tempted back into my old habits........... when I remembered that the ones I collected last Summer, I stored some in brown envelopes that are in some empty cat food boxes

Hesperis Matronalis, Sweet Rocket

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 23:18

I'm a great fan of biennials, you think you wont see them for ages but the time goes so quick and then you have some wonderful plants which you can collect the seed off for more. Some of them can self seed as well so you have the bonus of extra plants

 

Pallets

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 22:58

Hi gardengirl, just it give a go I would say. I'm not a great diyer but my partner is. I've seen the stuff that he has created, he can turn anything into anything!

He is very talented I think but when I ask him how do you know how to do that? He just says I had a go at it!

I do know that good tools are important but it's amazing what you can find in carboot sales, gumtree and freecycle.

Had a quick look at the vid for the bench, that guy has some very fancy tools, I wouldn't be put off by that. 

 

 

Pound Shop Lupins

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 13:33

Best of luck with pound shop lupins, I bought a root from B&M a few years ago. It did grow the first year but it wasn't until the 2nd year in the ground that I had any flowers off it. It's since moved with me and is growing really well.

Yes the slugs adore the new leaves, once the plant gets established though you shouldn't have  problems.  So far so good re the aphids, never had any.  I learnt from some one on here that you can take cuttings off them fairly easily as well

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 13:24

Lovely pictures everyone, I really enjoy having a look at everyone's gardens. Not ever had any hellebores, they are pretty. Looks like your garden is in a nice spot Tracey

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 13:19

I know what you mean Tracey, I've come across a few people who have said that they don't like music!! Find that very odd, when I was growing up I was always listening to my parents music, most of it I didn't like but some gems have stuck with me, Kate Bush- The kick inside, Carole King Tapestry, a lot of the Beatles stuff, the stones, Dylan

I've not been to Glastonbury and probably unlikely to do that now as it all looks a bit too big and busy for me, should have gone years ago when you could climb over the fence etc. I do have a look at it when it's on tv though

Seeds are up

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 13:10

Looking good Lizzie, looks a really good spot for them Only just started sowing on the weekend. It is great when they germinate and new life starts! My garden is a lot smaller so am trying to be restrained at the moment on the amount that I do........that probably wont last for long though!

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