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And mine grew well in slightly acid clay in a dampish border.
Chickey, I stocked up at Aldi today too, they are good big labels aren't they? It won't be overkill, by the way, labels disappear like odd socks!
Wintersong - had blackbirds in the ivy on the wall opposite my kitchen window a few years ago - lovely to watch - until one of the nestlings fell into the 'water feature' below- have felt guilty ever since Weather here in Chester persistent to say the least, which is why I'm on here instead of out there.
Chester (Cheshire) often favourable weather-wise as we seem to miss the worst of north and south systems, not this week though
I've grown Cosmos in big pots before, by pinching out the tips you will get good bushy plants but they will still be quite tall and may need support. They can look quite spectacular though
I've got 'Spring Green' Ali, and there's no pink on them at all, almost wish there was, I'm afraid I've got a bit bored with them! Mind you, there are only a few in a small bed, probably look a lot better en masse.
Dear Shrinking Violet,
not absolutely sure as new to forum - but think the chillies refer to 'hot threads'
Hoeing is great if you have plenty of space between rows/plants but this year, because I have downsized from a full size to half size allotment plot, I am planting in blocks and staggered rows to maximise yields. This means fiddly hand weeding or planting through some sort of membrane. Newspaper seems like an economical option and I think I'll be giving it a try. I've already planted broad beans, strawberries and fruit bushes through black permeable weed control fabric.
Same goes for me, think I've only ever had one reasonable crop, so long ago that I can't remember what type. The ones I've got in at the moment look hopeful (White Lisbon) I've got them in a fleece tunnel but they are being rather slow. However I have already had some radishes. I'm in Chester, weather was v.warm through March but is now cold and wet and frustrating!