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Posted: 09/07/2012 at 17:55

Thank you experts for the help and advice!

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Posted: 09/07/2012 at 13:43

I bought these in pots already grown into small plants by the dahlia expert at the plot, so I didn't overwinter them. The one that has grown from a tuber I bought in Wilkos is doing fine - small but healthy. Hopefully the others will perk up - I think I might have let the pots get too dry before planting them out, but they're getting plenty of moisture now. In fact over the weekend the ground was saturated, but being sandy soil it doesn't stay waterlogged.

Cosmos and cornflowers are doing well despite the battering from the rain. The cornflowers could probably do with some discreet staking.

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Posted: 09/07/2012 at 12:03

They are in the garden - but it might be worth giving them a quick feed anyway. No way of knowing if something is munching on the tubers without digging them up!

Sun? What's that then??

I no longer have a hosepipe ban - at long last!

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Posted: 09/07/2012 at 10:37

I have four dahlias - two are looking nice and green and healthy, and two are not! What can I do to perk them up? Don't think they need watering!

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Posted: 06/07/2012 at 18:16

New laid eggs, salad, new potatoes, strawberries & cream. Anyone would think it was summer!

Pam, will look out for the posters!

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Posted: 06/07/2012 at 14:56

Pam, very good news! I've not seen a poster in my village but I will come along anyway - am looking forward to it. Are there posters at Sainsburys? Wonder if Yvie will make it - she seems to have disappeared?

I found a baby bird in the garden last night - it fell out of the virginia creeper into the flowerbed. Its one of the goldfinches, and the nest is deserted and the others are gone. I'm not sure if the others have flown or been got by something - another bigger bird perhaps. No sign of the parents either. This one can fly a bit but as with all babies I don't think its going to survive without its mum. Such a shame and its so sweet, it was happily sitting on my finger.

WeeJenny - I just told them that as I work full time I don't have the time to do their washing any more. They're 19, 21 and 23 and are good at doing their washing - but not so good at hanging wet stuff up to dry!

Wish I was at home watching tennis

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Posted: 05/07/2012 at 15:26

A bit of sunshine does us all a world of good! I put my spaghetti strap top on at the plot, it was so warm.

Geoff - I'm with you on ants but I don't have access to boiling water at the plot. The ants have made a massive nest in my salad crop. There are big and little eggs. I won't eat that salad now, it will be chicken feed.

I have been given a lovely lettuce by another plot holder - such a friendly bunch.

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Posted: 05/07/2012 at 13:49

The sun is shining, I'm going out to play!

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Posted: 05/07/2012 at 13:20

Weejenny, make your boys do their own washing - mine do!

I'm also into chopping slugs and don't get me started on ants! There's a huge nest in my coldframe.

Kate, try potatoes in the ground next time. Its true the potato bags are over-rated.

Need to shop for OH's birthday present on Amazon. Might get No.2 son to organise it for me - in exchange for the lift to the station he wants at 7am on Saturday!

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Posted: 04/07/2012 at 16:20

I very much want my spade, thanks. I have a fork with bent prongs if anyone wants it! - serves me right for buying one from Wilkos.

I dug up some volunteer potatoes at the plot today, and got quite a nice little crop! Glad I left them now. Any suggestions as to what I can put in the space?

Wish I'd made strawberry jam now as some of the strawberries ended up going to waste. Maybe next year.

My watch strap broke last night - the pale circle on my (quite brown) wrist looks very odd.

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