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Posted: 24/03/2014 at 07:56

Hi Clari, Fairy & Stacey.

I've just broken the ice on the bird baths & put out some windfall apples. Lots of drooping plants even daffs are kissing the floor.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 07:32

Crazy TL, that's what I call dedication to growing. We have been known to have to eat off trays because the plants have the dining table.

Tracey will be wanting your orchid


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 07:15

Good Morning -1C here, and white like Chicky world. Sun out so hoping for a good day.

Bet Mr.Panda was in dog house, maybe make a broken pot display like Fairy's.

Dove glad Hefty still with you.

Andy hope work goes well.

AWB hoping Magnolia are okay after frost.

Fav' party food was and still is Icecream

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:40

Red & white ..that's my snapdraggon & foxglove little  display doomed. Was a planned little surprise for OH whose footie colours are R & W. Big soft silly KEF.


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:33

Tracey go to GC look for "seed potatoes" it's that easy. I can't say which you'll like but for last few years I've bought Pentland Javelin 1st Earlies. I know other people have preferred ones but these have been reliable, save well, and taste good to me. They are also quite common and easy to find. Let's face it they all taste better than shop ones.   You just need to grow some apple mint to have with them..soz don't go into melt down..


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:26

Great M' day pressie Stacey, no ta to cake, I'm being good. Bet Verdun will want some, he can have my share, bet you can't believe where the 3 yrs have gone

Tracey the hard part has now been done..eek eek. I can feel your excitement bouncing from my keyboard

Dove I'm joining you, not on your sofa, ours, think an early night is due, this 27yr old can't do late boozy nights anymore.

Cheery bye all see you tomoz.


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:14

Tracey chitting is when you let seed spuds start to grow sprouts on them, they do this in light but cool conditions. I put mine in egg boxes so they hold upwards. Then you plant them shoots upwards.  

I know some peeps use old spuds from "shopping" but I buy just a few "seed" ones each year from GC. A lot less likely to have disease.  

They are really easy to grow and so tasty.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:06

Sweetpea if you are new to gardening if you stick around and get the "fever" which I did you'll have great pics of plants like Chicky's next year.   Hi, to you.


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:00

Tracey I grow in bags see Garden photos 2014.

I planted 3 chitted spuds to a bag, planted in multi purpose with some organic potato feed, have used Growmore in the past.

In a cut off bin I'd plant 6. Need plenty of water as they grow and keep topping (mounding up) up to cover new growth, spuds that grow need to be in the dark.

Seems a lot of compost but you can chuck on garden afterwards.

Not too late at all, I usually do at Easter (ish) but have done early due to weather. I chit mine, but I understand it isn't vital. I only grow 1st & this year 2nd earliers, don't bother with main crop.  Just about finished the spuds I grew last year, they are in a paper sack in garage and still taste good.  

If you need more info' shout



Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:25

Tracey, great & happy household, hugs .

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