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Do you think it is too late to pop some sweet corn seeds in the veg patch?

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 23:21

If you have some seed lurking around and the space for them, I would say yes give it a go.... It is late but if we get some decent weather they may well ripen. Worth the gamble imo. Good luck.

Salvia "Amistad"

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 22:51

Hi Steven,

I had one in the greenhouse that started into growth really early. Now a healthy plant... Was working in there today, a 'dormant' pot on the shelf. I up ended and lo and behold, a new shoot heading for the light... So give it a little longer.. Good luck.

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Anyone started there cosmos seeds yet?

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 22:34

They look lovely Busy Lizzie

I grew Cranberry Click last year, really disappointed with them. I have my usual selection this year and some do self seed (I'm in the South East so fairly mild).

Guernsey Donkey... just seen you message re pinching out... You don't have to and I never used to, but find that it makes for bushier plants... I usually pinch out when they are 4/6" high.  They will bush up naturally, but especially if they get leggy in the first stages of growth I find it helps..

What is your weather like?

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 22:22

Sunny but still the very cold wind.. Spent the afternoon outdoors though, in the sun so not too bad, still had me jacket on though. Lifted lots of plants and bulbs as SiL is going to make a patio on the flower bed (that was) as it's the sunniest part of the garden. I got told at 1pm, work starts tomorrow! Men eh!

What is your weather like?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 23:07

Grey and overcast all day but dry in the South East... Got lots done outside.... I just wish the chilly wind would disappear.

Anyone started there cosmos seeds yet?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 22:26

I sowed mine today. Heated greenhouse so frost free and they are on a heated tray. I always like to pinch them out so the earlier the better.

How to find out if compost is peat free?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 19:29

I'll join you Hosta and Fairy... Sorry I have tried the peat free.... It really is dreadful stuff imo... Well done to anyone using it and succeeding with it though.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 21:50

It has been lovely having a few sunny dry days   .. Cold starts and even a few frosts but they disappeared very quickly.

I have done loads in the greenhouse, also went in the field to bag up some manure (daughter has horses)  Lovely well rotted stuff for my veg patch. Veg patch still too wet to dig over, another day or two... unless it rains again Fingers crossed. Just lovely to get out there.

Deer eating plants

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 22:07

We are plagued by Muntjac deer...... Apart from Daffs everything in the front garden is demolished by them.. I now keep bulbs to the back enclosed garden. The Hydrangeas are never touched (they were here when we moved here and not a favourite of mine) and there are plants they don't seem to touch.( have a google).. During summer, I have lots of tubs/pots out there and they don't touch them .I assume they aren't hungry then.

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 21:14

This has been such an interesting thread to read.

I, like others have not made a final decision, although I am sort of 'get the hell out of it'. But there have been many points raised and explained on this thread that I wasn't aware of.

I really think that both sides should really explain their reasons. At the moment it is all a load of ifs or maybes etc.

The public have been given the chance to vote (like Hosta I have never known anything else).. But we need to know exactly what we are voting for or indeed against.

Hopefully we will be given far more information before we are asked to vote.

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