Jean Genie

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 10:36

We had a big frost last night so no outside jobs for me yet. Just watered all my babies - they are all up

Every one of the Canary creepers have germinated - I've got dozens  Need to make some more room . No sun here either so that means the frost will hang around a bit longer. Still plenty to do indoors .

Hows everyone's begonia tubers doing ? Mine have sprouted but seemed to have come to a halt.

Seeds are up

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 10:30

Happy to report all Canary creeper seeds are up along with Sweet Sultan, Cosmos , Rudbeckia . Dwarf Poppies and cuttings from African Violets .  Also, basket seed disks which were an experiment. They are doing very well.

 This was taken last week - there're even bigger now.


Posted: 19/03/2013 at 09:10

Morning  Some more seeds sowing and a play on here seeing how you lot got my laptop sorted

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Posted: 19/03/2013 at 09:06

Morning forkers  A big thank you - laptop sorted !  Chuffed

A lovely day here and an even better one now I don't have to keep running up and down the stairs.  

Will do a catch up .

Thank you very much !

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 08:59

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all my gardening cyber-friends

Not only for all the help and advice I've received for gardening but it turns out we have pc genius's on here as well.

Had a lot of problems with my laptop recentley and could not get a wireless connection and some of you have managed to fix it for me.

Nothing to do with gardening, I know but it shows how caring and supportive these lovely people are on this site.

Special thanks to Becks, Nola, Geoff and Gary and anyone else who' s helped me.

I am up and running.


Posted: 18/03/2013 at 21:27

Cherry - I would definitely go with Mattbeer's suggestion. I have a polyanthum which lives mostly in the conservatory and last year it started flowering on Christmas Day  The perfume is fabulous and it's a very easy plant to take care of. I can highly recommend his choice.

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Posted: 18/03/2013 at 21:08

Inka, that's a great find. I love Buddhas. Happy extended Birthday !

Sorry to here about the greenhouse Dean but like you say, at least you can sow some more.

Bunny - your Mum sounds like a right techie.  Unlike me.

Corries had a BBQ.

Evening everybody else

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Posted: 18/03/2013 at 18:18

 Dean - I'm clueless when it comes to PC terminology.

I can just about work my phone!

OH mate's coming in morning to have a look apparently - tha's if it isn't any of the suggestions above.

Running out of room for all these seeds and plants .

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Posted: 18/03/2013 at 17:51

Well done on the seed sowing front, Bunny.

Nola and Dean meant to say thanks for the input as well

We had sun earlier but not for long . Got enough rainwater for another couple of bottles now so that should be enough until the next deluge.

OH just texted , someone told him it could be a driver  no idea what one of those is but it doesn't sound good.

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Posted: 18/03/2013 at 17:02

Just about to plant up some more of those seed disks but not playing with my dibber just yet.

Getting plenty of exercise running up and down stairs to this.

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