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Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 12:36

Sophie, thank you very much, the Netpeta seeds arrived safely. That will keep the bees happy.

runners in polystyrene

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 11:08

I wish the GC wouldn't sell these plants so early, they do it with tomato plants as well, very disappointing for new gardeners. 

I always use root trainers for my beans, one bean in each module. But those polystyrene cups are fine, I use them for lots of seeds.

2 dozen is not a lot, you'll be fine with those, you may find one or two won't germinate.

Love in a Mist - Nigella

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 11:04

My giant Echiums are all pinky mauve, as in the photo above.

If you get any seeds from a white one later on NB, I would like a few Please.

GW magazine subscription

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 09:41

Sorry leadfarmer I didn't see your reply there.

its no problem if you do online banking, jus go into your account and cancel it. If you don't, then I am not sure, it's usually a battle to do that.

I wouldn't buy the magazine,its only that I get it free, there are so many contradictions, Monty and Titchmarsh seem to always have to say something opposite to the other one, they also recommend the most expensive plants, quite out of reach of most people, but it's good for beginners, just read it and then decide if it's right for you. You can always change your sowing times/planting out times etc to suit your own climate and area you live.  They just give you a rough guide.

A magazine cannot possible give info set in stone, like one size fits all, it doesn't. 


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 09:24

Shame Verdun, it's lovely here, that makes a change.

Well done Runny, you've got the smiley thing off now

what doesn't work though, is the smileys on you iPad keyboard. Not in this site anyway. The idea of keeping them in your photo files is that you can easily find them to use again.

edited to add.    Spoke too soon, it's snowing and has settled

Fushia wanted but what kind?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 09:21

Dove, did you know the Tate is closed until 2017, I know you liked it.

ideas to fill 1645 sq feet area

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 09:19

Photos of before and after would be nice, that seems a lot to cram into 20' wide garden though. 

I think Steve means his garden is 1645' X 1645' 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 19:17

Runny,  part Irish here too, and the other half 'best not mentioned!' 

what I do is type in whichever smiley you want in the tool bar at the top,   say shivering or sweating smiley, then click on 'images' there will be a whole page of them then. ...when you see one you fancy, click on him and he will come up on his own,  he may be a moving one, if he is,  he will move then, if you like him, tap on him and then tap 'save image' . When you put him on this site from  your picture icon, you will see if he's going to move or not.  They don't all move.

Of course, if your feeling a bit techy  minded you can download an app. There are some on the iPad and they are all smileys. The worlds your lobster. 



Love in a Mist - Nigella

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 19:01

I can't sow anything direct, never ever see them again.

Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Have you lost all this years echium Lyn?

You're welcome to some of mine in the tunnel grown from your seed last year.

I'll swap for some more seed then I've got a succession going.

I still have our last year's ones in the green house, no seeds left as was hoping to get them from this year's plants, there still one huge one and a few tiny ones. The ones in the poly tunnel may not flower this year, plant this summer for next year's flowers. 

Shame I lost the two biggest ones, they were taller than me. I am on an impossible quest to keep those going in our climate. But still I persevere. Just the thought of the thousand bees on them makes me press on with the imposible task.

yours should do ok in the front  garden Hosta.


Posted: 03/03/2016 at 17:29

I  couldn't put mine out until Spring, but some people do live in warmer areas, mine don't even look to good over wintering in the greenhouse.

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