Latest posts by HyppyByker

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 13:41

I'm struggling with the greenhouse temps too - it gets up to 36-38 reaslly quickly when the sun's out but drops very rapidly when the clouds come over and that chill wind blows (all within 10 minutes of course!)

Garden arches planting - help needed

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 13:35

That's lovely lily louise - any more details on siting preferences?  I have a new arch in the back - quite exposed.  Is it swented and does wildlife like it?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 12:56

Working from home today and just looked out the window to see dandeliion seeds flying around everywhere!!  Damn you dry warm(ish) weather - thought I'd got away with it this year as the rain was keeping them on the local roundabout!

Now i'm gonna be weeding the new wildflower meadow patch all year

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 13:51

Oh veggies - I reckon I might have more success with winter ones so maybe this year....  I do love psb and I could do with the extra for the compost

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 13:19

For some reason the site is kicking me out completely when I put in either Northwich or post code - will try again from home

Figrat, 3rd dalek sounds like a good idea...

err what's psb?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 12:44

Ah, Country FIle only went to Thursday.  But although Manchester is only 20 odd miles away but I'm nestled on the Cheshire Plain in Northwich so we avoid the worst of the weather in the region - more like Stoke really.  The only things I'm really desperate to plant out are Sweet peas and a couple of sunflowers (which are getting to tall for the coldframe) but I think I'll wait a couple more weeks ss I've grown some specimen ones this year.

I've was given 3 Bish of Llandaff last year which have overwintered well and a couple of yellow/orange ones, 1 of which has roots but no shoots so I've potted it deeper s I'm hopeing for a good display thie year   Look forward to seeing pics of yours & Kate's

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 12:20

Ooh - didn't look like it on Country File's weather, will be vigilant.  Thanx Geoff.  Tho I do hold with the old adage about not exposing either myself or my tender plants until May is out

Thanx Kate - sounds like you're a flower person as well!  Hope t'otherarf doesn't expet me to accept responsibility for the blighters EEk! maybe I shouldn't have said that

I saved some begonias from my baskets last year and 3 out of 4 are OK and growing

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 10:26

My grammar and spelling are awful!  Sorry - dyslexic fingers

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 10:25

OOp north we're frost free this week and we seem to be ahving a day of rain then a day of sunshine so not too bad, except like Koalagirl I'm in the office all day.

But we got the other half's potatoe's planted - our first go at veg

And I've found a reason to be cheerful about the weather 1 2 3...  The dandelion seeds aren't flying around everywhere!  Last year the warm dry breezy weather took them EVERYWHERE (there's a traffic roundabout 1/2 mile away that's full of them) and as I've got a newly sown wildflife meadow this year they would be most unwelcome!

Talkback: Tulips

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 14:14

I was going to throw caution to the wind and go tuplip mad this autumn but these stories of loss are making me think twice.  

I had good success in (a few) pots last year (dry winter, wrm dry spring) but this year they've not been so good (wet winter, warm dry early spring) - though the colours stayed true. I'm going to plant them in the borders this year after a good feed and hope for the best

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