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Compost course

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 10:25

I watched one collection day, from my bedroom window and all recycling went in the same section.  Maybe it was a mistake by the collectors on that occassion.   In which I case I can accept human error - it was early in the morning!

Rhubarb

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 10:15

Thanks for the link Dove - always welcome a cake / pudding recommendation  

Will give it a go when my newly planted rhubarb gets established - or maybe raid my parents garden in the meantime!

Compost course

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 10:03

Thanks for sharing your course info with us Artjak.  Will be awaiting you next instalment with interest.  We use our recycling bins, which are collected fortnightly, but I have always been sceptical about what actually gets recycled.  Maybe it depends on the area you live.  We are given a box for glass & tins and another box for plastic & cardboard, but when its collected its all thrown in together??  So I am interested to know how they separate it again.  Its also irritating that we go to the trouble of separating it for it all to be mixed up.  

 

Late winter cuttings - what next

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 09:41

Red Dahlia - know the feeling - I don't have dahlia cuttings - will try them next year.  I seem to be forever sourcing more pots and compost - but as we all know, where do you put them all, when its not warm enough to plant out.  

 

Verdun - do you have any tips on growing lavender from seed or cuttings?

Late winter cuttings - what next

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 08:51

Thanks Verdun - you're a mine of information.  

I'll put that in my notebook for future reference.  Did have mine in a covered propergator on top of a cupboard in my utility area, which has a perspex roof, but they got too hot so I removed the cover.  Think'll move them to a lower position out of direct light now and perhaps put its cover back.

Late winter cuttings - what next

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 18:44

Red Dahlia how are your cineraria cuttings doing?   I took my cuttings last weekend (14 Apr), only one is looking a little weary as yet, so am hopeful of a positive outcome.

 

Lupins

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 18:38

Pleased to hear your lupins made it Yvonne - I find it quite disheartening when plant fail to thrive or return after winter  

 

Lupins

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 22:20

No, sorry can't remember the colour, possibly pink.  With the weather as it was last year I didn't pay much attention to my garden.  It was propergated from a dry root bought in Wilkinsons.  I have another in a pot which is doing well and I think I will split it - spread the love!  Was so pleased the seeds germinated just hope they continue to thrive.

solar power

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:27

MMP -  liking the quote

Lupins

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:08

Just to update on my lupin seeds (sown 1 April) - the ones outside in a propergator in a sheltered south facing corner, close to the house, have germinated (4 of the 6 sown). Of the other 4, in an unheated utility, with a perspex roof on top of the dishwasher only 1 has germinated.  So I think I will be moving them outside this weekend.  I was surprised the outside ones germinated more sucessfully, but would seem that's what they like.   

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