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Easter Weekend

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 21:58

Hi All

Well as the Easter weekend comes to a close I don't remember the last time we had four consecutive days of clear blue sky and lovely warm sunshine for an Easter like the one we have just witnessed here in the North-East of Scotland.

The GH has been at 40C every day, I took the thermometer out of the GH incase in broke! I have re-potted on 90 French marigolds, made up troughs and tubs with my other seedlings and two hanging baskets. All crammed in the GH waiting to go outside after the last frost, hopefully end of May.  

I also managed to clear out the two raised flower beds on the patio, they still had last years silver dust around the borders. They normal die off in the winter, but this winter being mild have become quite invasive.

We have also had time to just sit in the garden and read over old gardening mags

Hope everyone else enjoyed some of the good weather too. How did your Easter plans go?

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 07:02

I wish you lived near me so we could have a right blether in the garden over a cup of tea, or something stronger

In the theater

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:47

A couple go into a sea food restaurant that serves up only rare sea creatures. The waiter points out in the tank a 'mild green squid' that has facial hair. The couple go for it and the waiter passes it to the kitchen staff.

There is a new chef at the restaurant named Gervais who does not like killing sea creatures, so the waiter asks Hans the dish washer if he fancies having a go. Hans looks the squid in the eye and bursts into tears.

The waiter then has to go through to the couple and explain why they cannot have there meal, because, 'Hans that does the dishes is as soft as Gervais when it comes to mild green hairy lip squid'.

In the theater

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:35

There is this shark dragging this poorly looking octopus type creature behind him,

He swims up to another shark and says, Oi Charlie, here is that sick squid I owe you

seedlings

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:11

Hi

If seeds are to close together this can cause damping off. Try and sow thinly to allow good air circulation. Hope that helps

Human irrigation system

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 22:01

Hi Mike, thinking of you buddy, here is a joke to cheer you up.

Do you know it is a fact that only one in seven dwarfs is Happy

Keep us all posted with things.

How do you all know so much

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 12:34

I'm a baby gardener at only 51! All the male members of my family have been gardeners, I fill it's in me just waiting to come out! I have and still are listening to my Dad who is 87 years young only the other day on the phone he was passing on his tips on growing spuds. I have listened and learned from uncles and grandfathers.

I read every gardening magazine going and lots of books. Even books I'm not into because you can always fine something in there. I watch all the gardening programmes and listen every week to GQT.

But the biggest lesson of all, is get out there and do it. I like learning from my mistakes and take pride in myself when it goes right.

I think this forum is brilliant! No question is to daft, because what works for one is a question, why?... for another.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 18:40

bump

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 18:39

bump

Begonia problems

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 07:35

thanks gardenjeannie

for the time to write a long and informative explanation. I shall go straight away and do what you said. Thank you once again

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