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Posted: 26/02/2014 at 09:43

If anyone lives in Devon or Cornwall you can get an almost free season ticket to the Eden project, I got mine yesterday, 8.50 for the year and direct debit at 8.50 for the following year. Must be done by the 5th march though.

I had a lovely day there yesterday, it started to rain at about 1.30 but we were coming home then anyway.

Hardy geraniums

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 14:53

I would pot them up and keep them in for a while as you said. Plant out when then have made a nice lot of leaves, you will also see where you have put them. I dont think you have bought them too soon, they wil make nice plants by end of Spring.

mealy bugs

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 14:50

I seem to remember my old dad saying to dab them with a paintbrush d

ipped in methylated spirits  Tedious job but works. Perhaps someone else will confirm this?.

Replanting Turnip

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 23:29

That looks like a swede to me, can you eat swede tops?.

Saving a fuschia!

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 23:24

As it didnt do anything much last year, I would give the compost a good check over for vine weevil, they love fuchsia's.

Onions sets in modules

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 10:04
Tonks wrote (see)

Busy Lizzie, my garden in sodden at the moment, no chance of them going out for a while!


Good idea Lyn, you must have more patience than me, I'm not sure I could make ten paper pots let alone 100!

I have one of those gadgets calles a Potter, very quick and easy, made a hundred in no time.

What damage has the wind caused you?

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 09:58

Well, 200.000 people in Java suffering from ash fallout, their houses up to the roofs in dust and ash, at least we know the water here will eventually drain away,  i dont suppose they are too worried about early sown seeds.

There is a thread on here already about wind damage to greenhouses.

Onions sets in modules

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 19:15

I have grown mine in 5inch deep paper home made pots, as it is newspaper, the whole lot will be planted out, no root disturbance.

hi all from Worcestershire

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:04
brenda1952 wrote (see)

Bump re spam

What does that mean?

Your blog is fantastic Sue, really enjoyable read, I hope you can eventually publish this in book form , you will become the new Helene Hanff.


Seed sowing

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 10:47

I never use seed trays to start of seeds, if you do , you will sow the whole packet, as Mike says, far to many, I grow lots of different seeds, all in those little Muller rice pots, that way you get about 20/30 of each variety not 500.

Lobelia  I sow in modules, a pinch in each, I do grow thousands of these, I have a big garden and like it as an edging plant.

I shan't sow any until March/april, you can't plant out until May so if they are up now, how big will they be by then! 

If your seedlings are leggy, you can repot them further down into the soil, but it is best to wait a bit for the longer days, nearer to when the clocks alter. 


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