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Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 14:35
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Do you want more ragged robin seeds Fishy?

Fishy, i think you had the last of them, did I send them to you in the original envelope. I could send you plants when they are big enough to travel, they have germinated already.

Fishy, As you were, I have found the rest of them, I will post some to you.

Blue fingers definetly not Green

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 14:03

You will need to be very diplomatic if you involve the residents, Steve. You only have to look on this site to see how peoples ideas vary.

Its a never ending job, don't think that if you get it tidy and straight, thats how it will stay, I am constantly working on mine, it feels like I am running an old folks home, my parents are just armchair gardeners now, but some of their ideas differ to mine.

Take it bit by bit, you cant do it all at once, just see what the priorities are, probably at the moment cutting grass and strimming edges is the one.

There is still time to cut shrubs into some formality, then theres the disposing of it all, thats a job in itself.

Good luck with your project/new job, just ask if you need help ( us and the other staff )

 

Pruning (or not) of newly planted Portugese Laurel

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 13:51

For a start, you may have been better buying them at only 2ft tall, but never mind, when you first plant them you need to cut them down by half, they will then start to shoot out from the bottom. 

they stand a better chance of rooting if they havent got all that top growth to feed as well.

Chop them back now, if you are not ruthless now, you will just get a row of soldiers and they will be spindly, they are very tough, and will hopefully get an established root system by winter.

You will know if they have 'taken', because they would look dead by now.

Muscari dilemma

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 13:43

Trimming some of the leaves off makes no difference to mine, they just look tidier, however, after they have flowered,in the Spring,  you need to leave the leaves on to feed the bulb.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:42
Lyn wrote (see)

Do you want more ragged robin seeds Fishy?

Fishy, i think you had the last of them, did I send them to you in the original envelope. I could send you plants when they are big enough to travel, they have germinated already.

Future Time Team

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:06
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Pancyface, 9th. line down original post.

Lyn. My mistake. It was, BICC.

In those days. Sites were worked. Nowadays. You can drive miles along coned roads and not see a single person working.

You have to remember now that that chappie called Elton Safety has to cone off 20 miles of road in either direction just to do a bit of work on a hedge or fallen tree.

Muscari dilemma

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:00

Mine do that but I think you will find its leaves only, they havent flowered have they?

I give mine a hair cut until I am ready for them, but yes you can put them in the garden, they are a bit thuggish, you cant get rid of them except by throwing away completely.

Supermarket fruit and veg

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:48

I keep fruit in the fridge but just take out what I need for the day.

Since my mum's been ill again, and I researched that she should be on a fruit diet(amongst other things as well of course) I buy a box of strawberries and one of grapes she only has a little of each, and these keep the whole week in the fridge. Pears go soft in the bowl, but thats ok. Apples keep for ages. Fresh pineapple, in the fridge keeps for 2 weeks.

If I dont take it out early in the morning, it is tasteless, but leaving it for an hour or two and the sugars break down, its soft and tasty.

She doesnt like it mind, they were never brought up with fruit, lucky to get a meal!

I wouldnt think it upsets the balance of nature though, its still picked as it grows, just kept for a year.

I think we are very lucky to be able to buy all the exotic friuts and it does help the people in far off countries.

Ivy leaves turning red

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:31

Just to add, I think its only iphones that wont upload piccys, mines fine.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:21

I have all those Amy that you mentioned on the previous page and now I have Tagettes and different sorts of nasturtium, but they wont be ready for a while for Spring sowing.

Bare in mind that if you sow 50 packets of seeds you need somewhere to put them when you have pricked out and potted on.

I am in the middle of doing just that, I have just kept about 50 of each variety but thats a lot of greenhouse space when they are all done.

Like others have said, post free.

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