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Latest posts by jad1

Swiss Chard

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 10:20

Thank you. Nice bright sunny day in North Cornwall. I will visit the greenhouse and get planting.


Swiss Chard

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 09:02

Morning fellow planters. I normally  sow the seeds straight into the ground.

I have read in the magazine about sowing first in seed trays or root trainers.The root trainers are in use already and i was wondering how many seeds to a cell.

Has anyone else tried this? Your advice would be very useful.


rotting daff bulbs

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 17:35

In future you need lots of drainage in the pots. Better luck next year. Soon you will be able to buy daffs in pots which are in flower. Cheat. Plant the new small pots  into your large one for a colourful display


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 17:31

Hello to anyone in north Cornwall. Cornish planters in my village normally plant on the 14th Feb.Is anyone else waiting until later in the month to plant earlies


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 15:47

After the awful rain, it was a mild day in north Cornwall. So i put my winter woolies on and got stuck in to the garden.It was lovely being outside and looking at the bulbs being to appear. Like Monty i have a retriever dog and i think he enjoyed it to. The big surprise was the French lavender was in flower. 

Roll on spring. 


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 15:39

Over the last two years i have lost two plants due to the cold.I planted a new one,which flowered last year. As it is a young plant should i prune this year

don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 15:34

My french lavender is in bud. Its so mild the  Rudbeckia is still in flower with buds from

last years planting.


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 10:43

Thank you.


Posted: 09/01/2014 at 19:45

Start of a new year. Does anyone know of a web site with Sarah Raven dairies on offer.


Un known Plant

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 16:49

Help please.Any ideas on the name. Might be the lily family.


All i know is that it is a large bulb. Planted in the ground 4 years ago.No flowers, so i planted in a pot with lots of sunshine.Brillant its as flowered.

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