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Another rant in the Potting Shed

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 10:51

Dove, we pay what we are asked in council tax and income tax, it’s how it’s spent that should be sorted out.

 IMO The  NHS won’t get any better until it’s privatised, no other country has it and they all manage. 

There are too many admin in this NHS.  One doesn’t know what the other one is doing half the time, we have terrible battles with them, maybe it’s just down here, I don’t know, but as you know, with my son, we had to resort to private treatment,  if you can afford to pay for care then I think you should. 


Posted: 05/01/2018 at 23:22

I’ve bought some! Brilliant, sounds just the job, I’ve bought seeds from that company before, they are very good.

Another rant in the Potting Shed

Posted: 05/01/2018 at 23:18

My parents were in the same predicament as the OP mentioned, given a crime number, nothing can be done, get an Alsatian they told them.  Supposing it bites a burglar? We turn a blind eye he said! 

when was that? 1992!  Its never been any different, wouldn’t matter who was in government. 

Perhaps it will all be ok when the kids are all given free places at uni, doing meja studies. 

Sorry for rant, I’ll get my coat. 

Please help me identify this plant so I can better look after it

Posted: 05/01/2018 at 18:30

You could cut last year’s seed pods off, dry them out and sow in April, lots of new plants for the following year.


Posted: 05/01/2018 at 14:55

Yes I have seen then but they are acclimatised and self seed, here we are talking about new plants. Maybe we should try buying seeds from Russia then we won’t have to bother about hardening off. 

Feeding the birds

Posted: 05/01/2018 at 14:53

Have you never had a bird with beak or feet stuck in the netting? I have and would never use them now. I’ve rescues so many, here I don’t even buy them with nets on them. 


Posted: 05/01/2018 at 13:37

I never plant out lupins in the garden in their first year,  they don’t always overwinter first year.

I like to keep them in a cold greenhouse and pot on until they are big plants then plant out. Maybe yours were too small to survive or maybe they popped their leaves up and slugs eat them.

I only ever grow them from seeds so have no idea how big yours were when you bought them. If they were plug sized, then they should be kept inside for the first year.  Mine are now in six inch pots and will be planted out in May. 


Posted: 05/01/2018 at 10:51

You will!. Don’t plant them out too early, wait till there’s no chance of frosts, the flowing year they will cope ok.

you need to take precautions with slugs, as soon as they pop up new shoots, slugs will chew them off. 

Too soggy to garden

Posted: 04/01/2018 at 17:01

Online jigsaw puzzle sites are a good idea. I do those as well. 

Are plants in small SQUARE  pots more vulnerable?

Posted: 04/01/2018 at 16:50

I don’t think sowing wallflower seeds in the autumn is the correct time, sow them in April, then keep potting on until you have a decent size plant to plant out in October ready for the following Spring  flowering. 

I always use square pots, they fit in trays better and the roots don’t go round and round in circles like they do in round pots. 

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