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Kathy 2


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Good Morning - 21 March

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 11:25

Hi Obelixx. It'slovely and sunny here in w Manchester and my basil (sown on Sunday) is germinating!!  

However, I'm getting really worried about the snow forecast for tomorrow and Saturday. I am driving to my daughter's in Birmingham tomorrow and from there to Bolsover (near Chesterfield) on Saturday for a watercolour workshop. Hope the snow doesn't stop us going as it's been booked for a while. Maybe we need to take a douvet, flask and shovel.   

Anyone oop North started planting yet ?

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 14:45

Oop 'ere in west Manchester, planted in windowsill propagators yesterday - plum toms, cherry toms, bush toms, chillies, sweet peppers, aubergines, basil, coriander. I think that's all in my March section of my seed box.    

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 12:31

My tete a tete's and snowdrops have been flowering for a couple of weeks, purple crocus about a week. The tulips are leafing but no flower buds yet. Hydrangea leaves starting to come out. I'm west of Manchester. I think I need to start sowing my chillies, toms, aubergines - had the potting tray with compost on the kitchen worktop for the last two days! 

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 17:03

Mine were also in the bumph - almost missed them.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 16:57

Hi Lyn. I bought the 125l Verve on Sunday.Not opened it yet, but if it's as good as yours I'll be happy. I did notice that several bags of different brands/sizes had been "caught" on something before I got there  so I checked them out before buying.

Chilli plants

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 16:11
I put mine in the bath and run the shower head over them - usually every 2-3 days until the aphids have gone.

Talkback: Garden birds in the snow

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 12:59

Lately we have had pigeons, blackbirds, robin, great tits,coal tits, long tailed tits, maybe blue tits. We put out bird food and scraps, and every frosty morning I go out and put fresh lukewarm water in the water dish Birdwatch weekend so far - one blackbird and one robin. I agree with oldchippy - they have gone on holiday! 

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 09:42
It snowed here ( west Manchester ) yesterday evening. Much of it is still here this morning ( only a light layer though ) and it's snowing now.
I feel sorry for all who have to travel in it. Luckily, I'm retired.

iPad ap for Gardener's World.?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 15:03
Thanks Insomnia.
THANK YOU Steve - just tried it and "Bob's your uncle". So much easier!

iPad ap for Gardener's World.?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 11:21
Is there an ap for GW? I am fed up with going through "Safari", then "Google", then "Gardener's World" to get at the forum. On my laptop, I have it on my favourites bar. Unfortunately, it takes forever to boot up - iPads are SO much quicker. I've looked in the Appstore but can't find it.

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iPad ap for Gardener's World.?

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Is it too late to take pelargonium cuttings?

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Problems getting iPad edition as subscriber to GW

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Calling Daniel Hayes re electronic magazine

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Only ipad for electronic magazine???

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wasps nest

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seed packet template

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Baby lettuce plants

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