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Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: Yesterday at 21:09

Thank you for that GG. I buy it sometimes so will make a point of getting it. Which day does it come out? Do you know?

Quite like the idea of glads for cutting but not sure I have enough room for that many. Will have a thunk, thanks

Magnolia Stellata (pink)

Posted: Yesterday at 17:18

Thinks 'Thanks to Mr Google' 

Magnolia Stellata (pink)

Posted: Yesterday at 16:02

I was going to say, but Chicky beat me to it, I have a Leonard Mesell which has lovely pink star flowers and is just coming into flower now.

Can't say I've noticed any scent though


Posted: Yesterday at 14:53


It's a wondeful feeling isn't it when that mortgage is paid off. Congratulations

Is it Dove's Pa funeral today or the day for arrangements - either way thinking of you and Verdun. That was hard for us mum's first birthday away from us, it was also the first anniversar of her leaving us

It's the hardest one so thoughts are with you

Have spent morning pottering in GH. Think I am going for a walk now - too much inactivity!!

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 20:02

Beau you mean you are going to the SM for your sunflowers

I'm OK - just fed up about larkspurs - took over a month to get them to germinate - set myself a deadline for full flower end of July so quite a delay I think. 

I don't know, novice here with guess work. Larkspurs were mainly for confetti making.

Case of watch this space.

Well done GG have been recommended to grow ageratum but not sure about it so am not. Look forward to seeing your results with them.


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 17:28

Check Cyber lockers - enjoy 


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:28

Made a cake - now cooling - nothing special Vikki Sponge filled with Forage jam

Also sowed my sunflowers - 5 varieties - here's hoping

Catastrophe though - OH found my cool house on its side and badly damaged by wind, was already in a not very good state after last storm. Last years clematis cuttings seem Ok but my carefully nurtured Larkspur . Tiny seedlings, managed to retrieve some, some were on the stones and some were floating in a tray of water. The other tray just gone, so I have turned out the compost in the hope that something may appear. Seedlings are recovering, potted in compost in GH.

Right going to jam above cake

Badgers, there is one lane here we use regularly and there is often a dead badger or 2 by side of road

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:17

I have planted sunflowers, I had 5 varieties - only 2 were shop bought, rest were 'free with' packets.

I have put them in one of those module trays with 40 planting holes so 8 of each in the hope I get 6. I will pot them on into plastic drinking cups which are about the right size, then plant some into garden but some into containers

That is the plan - with my previous success with them it could be all 'pie in the sky'. I have already said that for wedding next year we may just buy some bunches from the local SM - didn't go down very well with daughter 


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 13:48


Blowing an absolute gale here. Did have to bravely venture outside and across to GH as needed some pots, rushed back to safety though.

Cat has just streaked across garden, she doesn't like wind either!

I have pricked out a couple of lots of seedlings, next is to sow sunflowers but have to make a decision - sow sunflowers or make cake 

Love North Norflok, it was on our list as the place to retire to until my Mother refused to go so far away from family, so we ended up in Worcestershire - love it here, but no sea to walk by

Watched Montalbano last night, nothing else much on as you all said!!

Love the idea of rhubarb crumble and clotted cream - thanks Dove 

Use Crocus a lot as well, only one duff one which was replaced without argement


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 13:18

I held up the octopussy type roots, worked out y shape which way up and just put them in a large pot to suit the size and length.

That was a couple of years ago, Put them in garden when growing and last year was rewarded very nicely

I'm sure some will argue no but mine had no special treatment

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