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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 20:45

Was lovely today, I potted up the Lilies and bare root Viburnum I received yesterday.

Also potted up the Canna pieces that I seperated, the clump gets so big I end up chucking half of it away every year.

Seed Sowing Time Yet?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 10:35

Im holding back this year as I have found in previous years later sowings do much better.

I'm working on the principal of light, anything under 11 hours of daylight doesnt seem enough, it creeps over that quickly at the beginning of March


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 23:21

lucky you! want to swap? :P


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 23:15

I dont see any spring in the air yet :P

Still cold and dark 

Cottage Garden - East Facing Border

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 22:24

You wont get much sunlight there but there are plenty of plants that would like it.








Japanese Anemones

Im guessing some people will come along with more suggestions ^_^


Posted: 05/02/2015 at 17:31

Yeah its great for me too punkdoc, I love being able to over winter cuttings etc. Saves me lots of money.

But as for the heating! Well..

Guess frost fleece is safer

Horsetail on allotment

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 17:19

I find pulling it regularly seems to work, I have it in my garden but its not really a pest.

When pulling it dont just rip it out, pull gently and get your hand down into the soil to pull up as much of the root as possible.


Posted: 05/02/2015 at 16:41

I dont need luck getting the money back as I work there lol

I wanted to get going early and its been cold this week so I thought I might aswell use it.

What a disaster that was, Guess I'll have to wait until March like you Lizzie and try getting electricity over the Summer.

Nice to see the days getting longer though even if it is freezing ^_^


Posted: 05/02/2015 at 16:24

Started using the Parasene heater I bought from work last year but havent needed until now, fine for a couple of nights.

Woke up this morning to a black soot filled greenhouse. After reading the many reviews all over the internet about this product I'm surprised its still on sale.

I shall be getting my money back for it and trying to get electricity to the greenhouse instead.

On the plus side, nothing seems too damaged in there, though I had to wash out the entire greenhouse and clean all soot off my plants.

Good excuse to clean everything out I guess :P

Hanging baskets

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 17:20

Leave them alone until mid-april. I would cut back then and they should re-grow fast

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