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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
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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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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:18

Murder may be commited- OH has u-tube on full (?) volume telling him how to fit the wardrobe doors at daughters'. I cant hear myself think, let alone the tv!!

Back/hip trouble long-standing with OH. He does actually think that some recent 'episodes' were related to the kidney stone, but this is definitely caused by lugging Ikea stuff up narrow stairs etc etc.J.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:13

Damp to start off this morning. Then it sort of tried to brighten up, then even more rain. Cold all day & am watching the back garden temperature drop as I type. (Sensor attached to shed & 'sends' details to 'main' in the lounge.)

I re-wrapped all the patio pots yesterday. Only 1 casualty this yr so far.

Am more worried to all my cuttings & some houseplants in my porch. The front doors' letterbox fell off last evening! Some bubblewrap now sellotaped over the hole, still allowing the postie access. OH will try to fix tomorrow, I hope. J.

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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:06

Too cute for it's own good-ahhh.

OH has now hurt his back assembling Ikea wardrobe for daughter. I've just discovered that he's got all the strong painkillers back at little house. He's not having our household last packet!

Daughter has found the missing clock hand for her grandaughter clock. I've found the instructions, she should have pendulum, but hope she's got the key........

Now watching an oldish Lewis & repeated Foyles' War on later. J.

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