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Posted: 11/03/2013 at 19:16
Caz W wrote (see)
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Jo, I envy you your thrush 

You'll need some cream from Dr Geoff for that


What are you lot like?

It's already well below freezing outside again. May just use the car tomorrow instead of walking, scared of slipping. J.


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Posted: 11/03/2013 at 18:20
Bunny.. wrote (see)
I just mixed all seeds up together and bung into frozen ground outside ok

I hope you're joking. Tomatoes outside, freezing March in Cumbria......

The crash wasnt anything in our garden/side of house. I did poke my nose out of the back door- wormery cover still in place, ditto coldframes when looked over back gate. Must've been something at the back of next door?

We've just had a huge thrush in the tree next to lounge window, where feeders hang. That's the first time for ages. J.

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Posted: 11/03/2013 at 16:20
sotongeoff wrote (see)

I am not putting bum on ground for anyone -not even Bianca

OMG crash from outside........ now what's gone over/blown off? Byee J.

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Posted: 11/03/2013 at 16:17

Bunny have you got plenty of space for all those seedlings? heat too?

So far all I've done/got are sweetpeas. Tomatoes & cosmos & broad beans this week. The rest get done later in month/April & even May for morning glory & Black eyed susan.

Cleaning going very s l o w l y again. J.

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Posted: 11/03/2013 at 14:41

Bjay, chances are they wont end up looking happy, so have more seeds at the ready.

I have another appointment at another bank tomorrow. So another 2 mile round trip, walking again, should do me good....., but honestly the faffing around that you have to go to. Need all sorts to prove who I am etc etc, as not an existing customer. Thank goodness for photo driving licence.

Then daughter arriving to take me on yet another retail therapy session, for her this time, & lunch out.

Right off to get busy around here now, so can hopefully spend Thursday sowing more seeds. J,

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Posted: 11/03/2013 at 14:23
Miss Becks wrote (see)

Thanks. Will they be ok in fresh multi-purpose compost?

Yep, then later on, perhaps when you try separating them I'd mix the MP with either JI3, or even some of your own garden soil/compost. That way they will transplant better into the ground.

You could even just 'heel' them into some spare patch of ground, once they're hardenend off, & they should cope- unless your soil is sandy, when extra 'muck/compost' would be appreciated.

Brilliant sun again now, J.

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Posted: 11/03/2013 at 14:06

Becks, I had a display like that last year & tried to get them to harden off etc, but somehow they never took off. (I wasnt really up to much last spring, so not surprised mine didnt suceed)

I agree that they're grown for indoor plants, so treat them as such until say about May, then separate them & give it a go! J.

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Posted: 11/03/2013 at 13:51

Bjay it's way too early for Morning Glory seeds, honestly. They'll end up looking very poorly pretty quickly unless the nightime temps improved dramatically. First week of May is my time for doing those. J.

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Posted: 11/03/2013 at 13:46

Afternoon all.

Becks, same weather here today. I had to go up to the bank, to grumble, & boy it was cold walking. The snow started just as I got home, so got the stiff washing back inside pronto. It's not taken much tumbling to dry it properly though.

Was going to do some seed sowing yesterday, & then today, but noway am I going down to the shed/greenhouse to freeze in that wind. Garden faces East, brr. It's snowing again now. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 13:40

Sunny in Manchester at the mo, but we've had snow flurries & the wind is freezing. The washing came back inside as stiff as a board!

Well below freezing last night, but actually not much frost around. Only about 1-2C out there now. J.

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