hollie hock

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Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 13:46

Looking good Kitty, so tidy and your plants are looking really healthy

A good guide is when the seedling has grown it's second "true" set of leaves, D9 I think they are starting to grow roots when these appear. I generally pot up into a small pots first and then larger ones as they grow bigger. Go easy on the watering at first.

Didn't check my frames yesterday, lovely surprise to see scabious, cornflowers and asters through today. Sowed 14 days ago 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:49

That does sound exciting Gardeners Boy,hope the sun shines for you

Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:32

I've only got one tray up at the moment begonia. I've not finished my sowing yet, hopefully tomorrow

I don't know about the cloche idea, I've not really ever used them. Can you put them somewhere else, the grass sounds just the place where there's lots of slugs or is that the idea of cloches?

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:25

Nice job Natalie. You sound busy rosemummy, it might take me nearly that long to decided what to sow!

Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 21:50

Sounds good to me Kitty. I'll do the same, I've only got one lot up at the moment

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 20:34

Hi rosemummy, no problem. Send me your address and I'll sort them out

Lyn and Jo, you seeds are packed up ready to go, they will make it to the letter box tomorrow

What is this shrub?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 21:12

I don't think you can Gloves n Wellies. I use a laptop

Vipers Bugloss

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 18:50

I'm growing the blue bedder type for the first time this year. They have germinated well. I'll bear that it mind when pricking out, thanks Tanglewood Twitch

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

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 16:04

Is reducing your hours an option luvmegarden? I work part time now, 2 days a week and I have small business on the side. I don't ever want to go back to working full time no matter what job anymore. As long as I can manage to pay the bills I'm going to carry on the way I am.

I can't afford holidays, don't do takeaways,  I drive old cars, I very rarely buy anything new. I don't have much cash but I can honestly say I don't want for anything.

Life is too short to be stuck doing something that causes you pain, long term stress damages us. Follow your dream in anyway you can

I like the sound of the WRAG training course Jengil

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 15:45

I did go out with the intention of doing a few things but when I got out there, wasn't feeling it. Too cold and it's since started raining So I'm in for the afternoon with some DVDs. Some house plant watering to do as well

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