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Posted: 03/11/2014 at 17:56

 Appears I did post. Me thinks Pdoc jumped on my post  


Posted: 03/11/2014 at 17:53

I've posted and lost it

Hope all are okay, will catch up with your activities tomoz'.


Posted: 03/11/2014 at 17:50

Coming very chilly here in a rush as I'm dashing off to Panda's for my meal, I wish

Hope all are okay, been out most of the day so no gardening other than a few violas that I sneakily planted at Mum's hope she likes them.

Hope all are okay. Catch up with you all tomoz'  Hope all hard working gardeners don't ache too much.

What size of container for potatoes

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 17:24

I grow 1st earliers and 2nd earliers in potato sacks, cheap from pound shop & wilko (I'm sure other outlets are available)  the sacks will accomodate 3 chitted spuds. The sacks only last 2 maybe 3 years but far cheaper than GC ones. I grow my spuds in multi purpose compost and add some organic potato feed and I don't let them dry out. I don't get a huge crop but all are disease free and no nasties. I normally throw the compost on the flower beds after I've harvested my spuds. This year for the first time I have reused the sacks & compost and added more potato feed then planted a late crop of carrots in them and I'm thrilled with carrots I'm pulling up. When they are finished the compost will go on the flower bed.   

I've also grow carrots earlier in the season in the same sort of sacks and no root fly

Edit. I should have said I emptied the spuds out of the sacks onto plastic when I harvested them and removed all the roots and then re-filled the sacks with the original compost.

Passionflower (Passiflora caerulea)

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 17:10

I agree with Dave. I've grown passionflower and have found it slightly tender even in full sun and solanum glasnevin is happy here in full sun. I don't think either are invasive, well not in Yorkshire

Winter Readings

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 09:01

After rooting through the above post I take it that Mike doesn't read books.

NGCARDS referring back to your thread about Winter reading I enjoyed & still enjoy  A Little Light Weeding by Richard Briers, verse, gardening stories and hints and tips, an amusing and easy read.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 08:51

Dove, thank you for the above.  I like this thread and didn't want it removing as a result of what I initially wanted to post in reply to MA.


Posted: 03/11/2014 at 08:09

Good morning  Tropical in Dove land  8C here.

My bro has a Patterdale who gives what SIL calls Lulu kisses  actually she's trying to bite your blinking nose, deffo not a Pat Dog!

Have a good day all

Strictly 2014

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 07:53

I didn't agree with the decision, I wasn't a Scott fan but honestly can't see how much more Alison will be able to do.

Mutton dressed as lamb   one would hardly expect mature ladies to dance in twin set and pearls or mature men to wear a cardigan and slippers.


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:37

Fairy I know little as he didn't live around here, he visited ours once and couldn't understand my accent

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RIP Terry Pratchett

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Have you turned into one of your parents? 
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Not gardening but a computer question

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Will they work if waterlogged? 
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Shrub ID please.

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Clematis ID please

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Do you have one and would you recommend ?  
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Glass cutter

Want to buy one and want recommendations please.  
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I.D. please

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S.Pierre variety of tomatoes

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Help on the way.

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