Oakley Witch

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Seed swap

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 22:08

Do they flower in the first year? I planted some years ago but they didn't flower til the second year. I wasn't sure if that was because they were in poor soil and I wasn't to hot on the watering back then either 

New Years Day flower count

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 21:23
Bagz wrote (see)

Ehh?? flower count......


Big fat ZERO

Snap lol

Seed swap

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 21:13

That is stunning. So its one that I need to keep some in the greenhouse then to keep it true? The colours above are lovely. Very pretty. I cant wait for mine to start mixing up (Once I have my separate ones safe)

Composting and wormery

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 21:09
artjak wrote (see)

Sam, I have applied to learn how to be a 'compost master', I don't yet know if I have got on to the course in April; places are limited. If I do get on to it I promise you all I will bore you to death with info about compost!

Artjak...I will be your bestest friend if you do  

Our own compost guru. Sounds great. I will hold you to that

Seed swap

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 20:36

Yeah, it is a beauty. I fell in love with it when I saw it. In your mail you said you couldn't keep it. Is it difficult to grow?

while iam potting away l like too listen too my music

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 20:29

Oh dear  My plants are quite hardy to my music choices lol

new years resolution

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 20:24

I'm sorry to hear of your loss Maud in the garden. I believe in live for today. I have lost many a friend through bikes and we now live for today. Tomorrow never comes and in the words of Kung Fu Pandas turtle friend...Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery...but today is a gift. I love that wee saying and we use it a lot in this house. 

Jatnikapyar...I like your way of thinking  I noticed that my Narcissus are through, my tulips are appearing and my dwarf iris, grape hyacinth and snake heads are up and at em 

Not long now

Seed swap

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 20:08

Thankyou Nutcutlet 

I had a collection of seeds came yesterday. I had been nosing through Touchwood Plants. The national collection of Aquilegias, OOOhhhhhh, 3 hours I was looking, many cups of tea later (to keep my strength up you understand  and I had 6 packs of seeds and post included for £10! I have just put in another order. Im finding this seed milarky a real addiction hehe. 


Have a look. Hundreds and they are stunning. I have a georgous green and chocolate coloured pack and cant wait to see it flower. Well worth a look 

 Had to share

Composting and wormery

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 19:41

Hi Gardengirl,

I didn't get to me heap today. Ended up out last night and was a little later in getting up today. Also have had a revolving door in the house as people have been coming and going all day lol. I did go down and had a look at it and feel that it may be a little large? Its 5 foot by 3 foot. I think I could actually get away with splitting it and making two as was suggested. So, that's tomorrows job as well as taking some of the leaves out and adding some soaked nettles to add a little more green. It seems to be a real skill in composting as well so need to investigate more I think  There are gaps in the sides where I had placed a length of wood about an inch deep in between the planks when putting it together. I will hunt for some large cardboard boxes and line it at the same time to try and create more heat. Goodness, just shows you, I thought you just threw it all in and left it lol 

Composting and wormery

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 21:44

Hmmm, OK guys. I have had a look at the link Gardengirl and have a better understanding now. I think I have too much brown in mine at the moment so will sort it tomorrow. Rats? Dont like the sound of them wee buggers in my heap  How do I know if I have them then???

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