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GW weather

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 00:28

I do find it very accurate for my area, hopefully it will come back working soon.


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 00:26

You absolutely will be an expert gardener, we all had to start, you will learn what works and what doesnt.

Personally, I dont bother to sow annuals in the Autumn anymore, they dont get much light, risk getting eaten, as you say, and the Spring sown ones catch up just the same.

 You worry about them and I have found its just not worth the hassle. You still cant plant them out until you harden them off, by then, your Spring sown ones are much the same.

Cornflowers are easy to grow and if you sow some mid March, they will be just right for planting  out in May/June time.

The seeds I do sow in the summer to Autumn are perennials, foxgloves, delphiniums etc, and take cuttings then of plants I already have.

Help needed on idea's

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 00:07
jennifer clark wrote (see)

I'll need to replace all these but have no idea what with?

Budgerigars maybe

Seriously though, could you make a fenced enclosure for the dogs, if you replace what you have now, whats to stop them peeing on a new lot of plants.

You will need to leave the ground clean for a while before you replant.



My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 11:44

Ours if free, we have big bags which they will supply and empty for free, the bags are given free up to five.. I asked about buying it back but they dont sell it to the public, only put it on their own gardens/parks etc,


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 11:41

Yes! Certainly grown since then. Just about one year old.X

GW weather

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 10:32

The forecast, which should show five days detailed, is only showing one day, (today)

Is it just mine or anyone else noticed the same?

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 09:45

Archie, could I have some broad beans please, if anyone else wants them,  10 would do me just to top up last years. I will pm you in a mo.

Derbyduck, I lost all my messages a while ago so I dont have your address anymor, I have pm'ed you about it,sorry.


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 09:40

Super idea, Ivonne, must remember to do that.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 09:38

Same weather here Marion, 3·3 at the moment with promise of sleet, I feel sorry for the people who took the chance and sowed seeds this week!

-your Hellebore above looks promising, mine are just beginning to pop open, very slow this year and the snowdrops havent opened at all, still standing straight. I have a photo of them from last year 18th Jan, all fully opened.

Do you have to pay yet for your green waste to be collected, ours is still free at the moment?


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 00:07

I fancy the Limelight, I bought a little Vanilla Fraise a couple of years ago from Parkers, only 6.99 and last summer had quite a few flowers, very pretty colour change. This year should be much better.

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