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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 10:18

Zulu...sounds beautifully romantic........swoooon

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 10:11

Bramley in Leeds, West Yorkshire is dry....................waheyyyyyyy!!

We've had enough rain this last week, I'm surprised I haven't grown  webbed feet & a beak and transplanted myself into the local pond

Rained all week on and off and have had a few casualties in the garden but hey-ho, onwards and upwards.

Going into the shed today to plant some summer flowering annuals ( if I'm not too late) to replace the grape hyacinths and daffs in pots that are just about done with for this year.

What is everyone else planting at the moment? and am I too late with my annuals?



Posted: 21/04/2012 at 09:57

Thank you so much, I will let you know how I get on


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 17:20

Awww, thanks GrandadGardener - I'll remember that for tomorrow - in fact I have a builders bag of pea gravel in the front garden - could I use this for a mulch? would I have to wash it first?

Thanks again


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 13:03

Hi Figrat, am letting them drian off as the water was up to the top of the pots - I have repotted them but roots were soaked through and the leaves on a couple of the stems have turned brown?

Will repot them tomorrow into the glazed pots


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 10:50

Thankyou x


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 10:44

Oh Dear Green magpie - lesson learned though

Figrat/Italophile, I put 3 holes in each about 1/4'' in diameter? Hope that will do the job?

I have some plastic terracottta style pot feet in the shed so will be using those when I repot them.

Please let me know if I have done enough holes as the pots are about 30cm in diameter at the top and about 10cm diameter at the bottom. If I need to do any more that is fine, I still have the tools and tape out as not put them away yet xx

Thanks again x


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 08:57

Hi everyone - thankyou so much for your replies and your support/help.

Gary/Italophile I have done what you suggested and have managed to put three holes in the bottom of the pots, about the size of a 5pence piece. was a bit tricky but managed in the end - couldnt delegate as partners left for work already   the tape got a little mangled around the drill bits but I managed it in the end

I have re-potted the clematis's for now as 3 pots flooded all together and will put them back in glazed pots later today.

Will the 5p size holes  be adequate do you think?

Thanks again, Lucy x


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 05:16

PS..............Pots are glazed and don't think I will be able to add drainage holes???????? Or will I ???


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 05:14

Just been out on the deck as I do first thing most mornings to check my plants. All this rain we have had and 3 of my large pots containing clematis are flooded with water...............yes, you guessed it; I didn't check the pot for drainage holes when I chose my pots. What can I do to remedy this? am I able to repot these plants? Help much appreciated.............

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