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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 19:48

Hi Bunny, one trouble with MG is that once germinated they grow like mad, so you'll need some support in place fairly soon. The main problem is that they just dont like cold night temperatures. So unless you've plenty of space- conservatory/heated greenhouse- they'll start to go yellow, sulk & generally look miserable. IME it's just not worth the effort of trying them this early. Beginning of May is fine. They'll germinate in an unheated greenhouse then & do fine.

Problem I have is they are slug caviar. So I now grow them in pots, with copper tape around them, next to a trellis which they eventually scramble up fine. I still lose the odd one, but if I planted them actually in the border I'd end up with none. J.


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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 19:38

Ok we could have more snow here tomorrow. I'm still planning to sow some seeds, but not MGs until May!!

Just put the bin out & there's a wonderful crescent moon in the West. Looking at how fast the temperature is dropping, a sharp frost tonight is on the cards. I have reinstated the bubblewrap letterbox flap. All the cuttings in the porch are as far away from the door as possible, should be ok. J.


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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 18:18
Rosa carriola wrote (see)

Well doneBecks - be hurtling around the Chase now

Lovely plant dean - not sure if soil is suitable though

Oh Jo you'll be cooking larger than needed quantities of food. Takes ages to get used to smaller quantities.

Can you post that on my other thread Dean so that it keeps it to the fore (thanks)

Bjay, no such luck- on Thursdays she's working nearby so it's easier for her to come here for tea instead of sitting in a huge traffic queue to get home. She's gradually emptying her room & elswhere (!) of her 'stuff'.

OH has to assemble the remaining Ikea furniture on Saturday & he'll take some more things up when he goes. I'll nip to do the supermarket shop this end, then make a 'picnic' to take up for the 'workers'. She's got to show me the 'back way' to get there this time. I tried my own version last w/end & got very confused/lost. Luckily I recognised a garage at some traffic lights & so found my way back onto the ususal route. It's actually not too bad, but sometimes very busy & loads of junctions, lane changes etc. J.

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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 17:41

Becks, yes, I too have a 'tame' mechanic, who only lives up the road nowadays. He's kept most of our cars going over the yrs, once the warrenty finished etc. Think he's sort of retired now, so may go over to stay at 'little house' & use garage over there when mine due in the summer. J.

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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 17:38

Hi Dean, am sniffling too. Mine due to drugs though- honestly. Kept feeling was getting a cold & mentioned it to a nurse. Nope, yet another side-effect. Still only 1 more lot of that to go, whoopee.

Just realised that havent got to do any ironing tonight. Daughter does her own washing now- yay- as does OH at the little house, so wont have to iron 2x a week. Mind you still wearing jumpers around here, so no ironing of those anyway. J.

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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 17:31

That's good news Becks.

OH's car due it's MOT/service this month- I better remind him again. Luckily there's a really good, reliable garage on the industrial estate where he works. The sort that wont do un-nec work, always phones you to discuss options etc. Think most people at the factory, including the boss/ex-boss, use his services.

Painkillers working..... J.

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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 17:12

Ouch, my intentions of not eating more today just been scuppered. Back muscle 'gone' again, so painkillers plus an egg custard should help....

Photinias are nice. I wish I'd kept mine smaller, but it's got a lot of new shoots low down on main stem, so maybe, shall get treeman to remove the top one day. Since I only paid £4 for a poorly, potbound specimen, complete with powdery mildew, I dont grumble as it's now a glorious tree.

Evening Dean.J.


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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 16:23

I'm back.

My post just gone into the ether coz I hit the ctrl button instead of shift. My fingers not behaving very well today, I couldnt get the token back out of the trolly at Aldi this morning.

Have just phoned the hospital as have received a different appointment date to that which I had previously been given over the phone. Secretary confused too......

Wont be eating much for tea, as have had another pub lunch with 'the girls'. Does us all good to get together & it was someone's birthday so a good idea today. It was snowing a bit outside the pub but brilliant sunshine t'other side of carpark- weird.

All being well shall start off more seeds tomorrow. Nothing else planned, but that could change- I hope not. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 15:56

A lovely sunny day today in Manchester, about 8+C at the mo, with much less wind.

Yesterday was well below freezing -4.5C first thing, but today better at 0C! J.


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Posted: 11/03/2013 at 19:34
Rosa carriola wrote (see)

You obviously had forgotten about the way forkers think


Not sure if I do think like you lot, J.

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