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Mark 1963

Latest posts by Mark 1963

Not a gardening question, need help with a radiator

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 17:07


Our rads have started making a whooshing/hissing sound when turn up to number 4. I have been on You Tube and the only info I get is about bleeding. They do not need bleeding because they are hot at the top and cold at the bottom.

When we turn on the hot water tap, the noise stops for a while then comes back.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Dwarf Tulips in Pots

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 15:28

thanks for that fidget, I wish Unwins had mentioned that! Oh well, there in now so here's hoping.

magazine back issues

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 18:48

You could try schools, there is a lot of talk at the moment about getting young people interested in gardening.

Dwarf Tulips in Pots

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 18:44

I'm trying a new variety this/next year, 'Shogun'   'Little Beauty' and 'Sparaxis-Harlequin Flower' from Unwins

Dwarf Tulips in Pots

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:11

thanks Bob

Dwarf Tulips in Pots

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 16:49

Hi All

I noticed that my dwarf tulips in pots on the patio have started to show. Should I give them a feed or wait for a bit.

What plant food do I use when the time is right? I have some general plant food and tomato feed left over from the summer. Look forward to your replies.

help mince pies

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 14:47

Sorry, did not mean to be flippant. Just had a look at my wifes cooking notes, she pre-heats the oven to 200C and bakes for 10-13 mins until pale golden, then she cools for 5 mins.

hope that helps

help mince pies

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 14:37

Shops are still open!

Winter Equinox

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:38

Just came back from our local garden centre, they do a mean latte and homemade scone.

All the Christmas things are in the sale, and the shelves are starting to get 'gardeney' again.

I'll start cleaning seed trays soon and checking propagator lids. OH thought the tin of Roses in the cupboard were full of sweets, No, I said that's next years seeds!

March 21st there about, Spring Equinox, that's when the sun crosses over the equator into the Northern Hemisphere and the earth starts to warm up

Can you grow edelweiss in the UK?

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:28

Thanks all, I have just read on Doves BBC link that is likes full sun, my rockery is partial shade.

It seems like one of those plants that needs a lot of attention, Oh well I'll cross that idea off the list.

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Anyone grown Swan River daisies ?

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Favourite Garden Pest

or you should not like them, but you do 
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saw my first swallow today

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crocks in your pots

cant believe they paid someone to do this 
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