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Latest posts by Mark 1963

Sowing Poppy Seeds

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 17:40

Like you Lizzie unsuccessful last year with California Poppies, going to try them in large fibre pots this year 

Sowing Poppy Seeds

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 13:09

OK, thanks for that Edd, I'll sow thinly to try and prevent 'bunching up'

Cosmos seedlings

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 12:39

End of March for Cosmos, would that advice be good for up here in Scotland?

Sowing Poppy Seeds

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 12:26

I seem to be a bit confused, not difficult to know! I was reading the back of this months Ladybird poppy seeds and it says to sow the seeds where they are to grow because they don't like root disturbance. Then is says, thin out when the seedlings appear. Surely that counts as root disturbance. Or have I got the wrong end of this meaning

Music in the Garden

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:13

I like listening to Classic FM on my I-pod. I like pottering around being one with nature and beautiful music playing in my ears 


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:09

I subscribe to a weekly garden mag, which works out £1 a week and you get a free packet of seeds worth £2,  

Just typical!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 14:33

Hi Busy Bee2, Sorry to hear that. Hope your feeling better soon. Here's a joke to cheer you up, two goldfish in a tank, one turns to the other and says, 'How do you drive this thing?'

Just typical!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 14:03

thanks all for your kind words, I decided to play the 'man flu' card and OH (wife) relented and said the fresh air would 'do you good'. So I had a couple of hours sitting in the GH potting on my self seeding violas. I'm back inside now has the clouds have come in and the winds getting up

Just typical!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 08:05

it's just typical, it's going to be a lovely sunny morning here in Aberdeenshire, and I have gone and got a cold! OH blames me for pottering around outside when its cold, so I have been banded from going outside today, I need cheering up!

Snapdragon SOS!

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 20:20

Hi, Everything looks fine, I have put them now on the garage shelf with the pelargonium's and they don't look the worse for their ordeal. Thanks for words of encouragement

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Begonia problems

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Two more Vensus Fly Traps on their way

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Cleaning the inside of watering can rose

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Best April Fool Gags

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Potting on, large pots/seed trays or single pots?

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Potting on

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droopy conifer

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seedling fungus

could be damping off 
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Create your own beer garden

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Village Flower Show

My first time 
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Sowing Poppy Seeds

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Just typical!

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Last Post: 22/02/2014 at 16:50

Snapdragon SOS!

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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 23:54

John Innes Seed Compost

where do I go next? 
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Last Post: 14/02/2014 at 11:08

I need new secateurs

Anyone have any good makes to suggest 
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