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Latest posts by jo4eyes

Best proven seeding compost

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 18:51

I've had several good yrs using B&Q's Verve seed & cuttings compost. This yr no exception, so far. The composition is different from previous yrs, but still my first choice.

I do then pot on/up into JI no2. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 07:46

We actually reached 16C yesterday! Wasnt able to garden, but intend to do so today.

Bright sun from the word go so far. Have opened up the coldframes & fed the birds. Lots to do out there & in greenhouse if the predicted showers arrive. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 17:19

Sun & showers & a strong wind in both NEast Derbyshire this morning & WManchester this afternoon.

Tomorrow should be better & am out all day!

So whatever Wed's weather throws at us I shall be doing something outside/inside greenhouse......... J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 17:06

Cloudy skies, oh yes....! Just one of those annoying situations. Never mind more room for something else..... J.

Morning Glory seedlings

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 17:03

I'd sow some more! Plenty of time & the later sowing will romp away/catch up & look more healthy.

MG really sulk if the nightime temps too cool, so I never sow until early May. Learnt the hard way.....

You also said that they were on a N facing sill..... definitely too cold for them. Sorry, J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 16:02

Yep that wind is increasing again. It was pleasant in the greenhouse, sowing & repotting things. I even sat out with a cuppa, protected by the open shed door.

Washing now back inside, pretty well dry, but yet another recent sharp shower sent me scurrying out to rescue the last bits. Typical April really. J.

Iris Katharine Hodgkin

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 15:59

Gold1locks- any tips of how to establish these small irises?

2x now have tried with different varieties- dry tubers & 'in the green' & neither reappeared the following spring. We do have a large number of squirrels, but they tend to go for the crocus & small red tulips. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 10:22

A typical April day here. Brilliant sunshine one minute, chucking it down the next.....

Shall I risk the washing again? Am off down to greenhouse to continue with 'jobs'. Probably end up with 'muddy' handprints all over stuff as I have to dash to get it back inside. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 17:52

WManchester- dull most of the day, actually brighter now. Got to 15-16C this afternoon.

Both coldframes now open all day & 'just' overnight. That looks as if it'll all change for this w/end. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 20:56

Sun first thing today. Clouded over by early afternoon for the rest of the day. Warm though, much less wind & from a better direction.

Spent a good day doing all sorts outside. We still need more rain though as ground still very dry in places. J.

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Care & maintenance of elderly Bramley apple trees.

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Suggestions for planting in a sunny, boggy site.

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