Latest posts by Koalagirl

April in Your Garden

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 20:48

You were up early today Kate - you even beat me (I get up at 5am).  I know what you mean about seed covers.  I was itching to tidy up my cosmos seedlings but restrained myself.

I'm so glad I bought my lovely10x10 potting shed in the summer.  Last spring my conservatory was knee deep in things waiting to go out but now most of them are sitting on the shelf of the potting shed by the window.  Do you remember that computer game where you had to fit shapes together (tetris or something)?  It is like that in the potting shed with trays of plants.

Hosepipe Ban

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 20:36

I have a feeling that the fine story may be apocryphal

Talkback: How to force garlic bulbs

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 21:56
I would like to have seen the end result at harvest time.

Talkback: How to grow potatoes in a bag

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 21:28
I do this every year, but I turn the compost sack inside out first so you get the neat black side on the outside.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 20:26

Inka - You hoover your freezer?????????????

Yvie - 42

Are Heliotrope hardy

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 20:20

I thought that mine would be OK in a sheltered spot by the back door in my mild area of the Sussex seaside but it wasn't. RIP

Hosepipe Ban

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 20:17

Here is a link to the drought Q&A's on the Southern Water website:


sycamore seeds

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 23:19

They are an absolute pain aren't they.  It is a wonder they have not taken over the world by now.  If they are in the lawn you can just mow them.  The ones which come up in the border are worse.  You have to be vigilant in hoeing or pulling up any seedlings which you see because they grow really quickly.  My father missed one which came up behind his blackcurrant bushes and it was difficult to get it out.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 22:49

You are here - that is the main thing.   I find these smileys faintly alarming.

How do i plant Morning Glory

Posted: 17/04/2012 at 22:42

I didn't realise that you were supposed to soak them.  I just sowed them and they came up.  They are all in little individual pots now in the potting shed by the window waiting for the weather to warm up.  I have given them little sticks to climb up.  I think I should probably have sown them a bit later than I did.

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