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Latest posts by LorraineP

WEATHER this week

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 09:50

Furness Peninsula, South Cumbria:  Beautiful blue sky and sunshine, not sure what the temperature is but it's definately warmer than yesterday, probably becasue the wind has dropped.  BBC weather tells me we are due to reach 5 degs today and I think they will be right - hurrah!!  


WEATHER this week

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 09:52

We seem to be getting away with the worst of the weather.  Bitterly cold (just below freezing about an hour ago) but we do have blue sky and sunshine and a few grey/white clouds. Which is in contract to 5 miles up the coast where they have had a covering of  snow overnight.  Hope I have spoken too soon!

Talkback: Early seed sowing

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 14:58

Ballydavis, I have heard of planting at the time of a full moon, and was thinking of doing that this year as I get 'hit and miss' results with my seeds.  


Posted: 26/02/2013 at 22:16

Most enjoyable 'discussion' - gave me a good laugh.  Wonder if Precision Green got any useful feedback!

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 21:18

Lavender Lady, your garden is absolutely stunning.  I am hoping to start a tranformation with my garden this and if it ends up looking anything vaugely like yours I will be more than please.  Thanks for sharing it.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 21:09

Beautiful sunny day here in South Cumbria today, with a light easterly breeze.  Could almost be convinced spring is here, but in reality I know March could well convince me otherwise.



The Return of Gardeners World-8th March

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 13:21

Quite agree with you Brumbull.  Have been waiting on GW being back on since it finished last autumn!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 09:40

Good morning,  Not done a 'weather report' but thought I would join it as I keep an eye on the weather - like to manage my expectations.  I live on the Furness Peninsula, South Cumbria and we don't always get the weather forecast - sometimes better, sometimes worse - probably due to being surrounded by the sea on three sides.  This morning is bright and sunny if a little on the cool side with a few white/grey clouds.  So long as the sun keeps shining I'm happy . . . and I think we've had a whole week without rain!

Advice on garden improvements

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 12:33

Advice on garden improvements

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 12:31

Thanks Harry, was thinking of putting the greenhouse on right-hand side, there is a bit of a 'recess' at the end of the hedge, and thought It would tucking but still get plenty of light as south is in line with the trellis fence. Then I could build my compost in that corner too.  My garden is an irregular shape as the top part used to belong the the house behind. 

Discussions started by LorraineP

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New Veg Bed

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Strawberry Plants

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MPC & Growbags

What's the difference? 
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Greenhouse Advice

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Nesting Doves

Unusual nesting site? 
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Egg idenification

Difference between earthworm eggs and slug eggs 
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Raised beds with decking boards

Is pressure treated wood bad for the garden? 
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Seed germination

Should I cover seeds with compost/vermiculite/perlite? 
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Advice on growing Raspberries

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Advice on garden improvements

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