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It's my birthday

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 02:09

Happy Birthday to Dear  Runnybeak, thank you for being you and for being there for me. Xxx



Posted: 11/01/2015 at 02:01

As with Lupins as well.


Posted: 11/01/2015 at 01:59

No need to prick out Lobelia, sow them in 2 inch module trays, put a pinch of seed in each and just leave them in there untilready to plant out, I buy from Premier seed, ebay, 4000 in a packet, I grow the whole lot, you can never have too many lobelia plants.

Petunias are the easiest of seeds, they all germinate, have a go, follow the instructions in the above link, 

I sow Lobelia indoors in mid to late Feb, but Petunias, never before mid March.

Regular contributers.

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 01:50

So right Pauline, brings a bit of sanity to the day, or night!


Posted: 11/01/2015 at 01:48

I would have to go for Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler out of that lot.

BTW, how old do you have to be, to be classed as antique?

How do I encourage hedgehogs into my garden?

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 01:43

Hedgehogs are wild animals, they go where they please, if you put milk down for them you will probably kill them off, they are lactose intolerant.

I dont put cat food down either, they are quite capable of feeding themselves. As there is an increase in slugs over the past few years, due to mild winters, there is plenty of natural food for them. 

Water in the summer is ideal though.

Regular contributers.

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 01:18

If you organise  your time properly, you can do everything you need to do and find time to contribute to forums.

My life is not my own through the day, its spent sorting washing in various stages from dirty to dry, cleaning, shopping, emptying and disposing of allsorts of unmentionables, cooking lunches, cooking meals at night, usually 2 different ones,

I have a big garden, which I look after almost single handed, being well organised I can fit everything in and still find time to post on 3 forums, usually when everything is done and my aged parents are asleep, then its 'me time'.

Most of my posts are made in the 'Vampire hours', Fortunately. I have a very patient and understanding OH as long as I turn the brightness down on the tablet he doesnt mind. 

Leaves: to remove or not remove?

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 05:04

The first thing I do with any new devise is to remove the predictive spelling!

I dont like leaves laying on the beds, I remove them to the compost heap.

I think some people do leave then though, I think they are just a breeding ground for slugs.

Newbie with a large garden

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 04:58

Hosta, does your tree surgeon come from St Giles by any chance?

That is an amazing property for the money, you got a real bargain there. I too am very jealous!

As the conifer is near too the house, I would also advise using a tree surgeon, it's much safer and well worth the money. They will leave you the chippings, i did a similar thing 2 or 3 years ago, still got some of the chippings even now.

We use a Bosch chipper for the smaller bits, works very well, no complaints, bought from Amazon. This one 

Heating/Insulating Greenhouse

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 23:18

Just what I would say Philippa, dont be too eager to sow seeds, they will only get leggy, you cant plant them out until May anyway.

I havent got a heater or a propagator, I raise hundreds of seeds, start them off indoors on a window sill, you dont need to sow in a full size seed tray, (unless you want 500 or whatever is in the packet)  sow in rice pots, or little meat trays, then when they are ready to prick out its about mid to end of April, then out in the green house they go. Later sown plants will be stockier and stronger than early sown ones.

I know that lots of people are just so eager to get started, but its well worth the wait.

The only exception I make to that is bedding Lobelia, I sow the whole packet of 4000 of those in mid February, they take quite a while to grow, put a little pinch into separate modules, then you dont need to prick out or you will be there forever.

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