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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 07:26

First garden group meeting of the year today and I, with the help of one other member, am supposed to be demonstrating rose pruning as our Japanese hostess and several of the Asian ladies haven't a clue and one or two of the others need some pointers for ramblers and climbers.   I suspect we'll be spending the rest of the morning indoors as the forecast is for very wet and windy stuff.   Better than recent snows but not friendly for gardening.

 

Veg growing inside

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 14:15

You could try tender stuff like tomatoes, sweet peppers and aubergines to go along with your chillies but they'll need careful watering and feeding and you'll have to watch out for beasties and maybe help with pollinating.

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 10:46

Sunny today so maybe some daffs will get on with it but none anywhere near ready to flower yet and some only just poking through.

We're expecting downpours tomorrow and more on ednesday which will be sleety and possibly snowy.    At least we have no more significant minus temps due with nighttimes set to hover around zero. 

Wide shallow garden ideas please.

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 18:47

Try working on diagonals, either one big one or divide it into 3 equal parts and then do a diagonam in each of those, bit like a patchwork quilt.    Keep the planting palette simple with just a few plants repeated through the design. 

Another soultion woul dbe to divide it into 3 and make a circle teh centre of each design using diffrent coloured gravels or grass.  You could play with the circles and make them yin/yang with planting colours and contrasts to enhance them.

 

fig tree

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 11:52

The RHS gives this advcie for figs - http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=106

Talkback: How to sow tomato seeds in coir pellets

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 09:38

I have sown individual seeds of 2 kinds of tomatoes and some kashmiri chillies in these pellets this year and so far I have 100% germination of the tomatoes and 50% of the chillies.  I didn't cover these seeds with vermiculite and I put the little trays on a radiator cover for gentle bottom heat.

Now wev'e had all this snow and Siberian winds they're having to stay on window sills and be turned every day as my unheated greenhouse is positively arctic but things should warm up int ime for them to be potted on and put in there.

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 18:07

It hasn't.  Snow forecast for Tuesday after 2 days of heavy rain.  Joy.

Seeds are up

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 15:29

I have more chillies and tomatoes showing through and lupins, hollyhocks purple sprouting, summer savaoury, Christmas basil and sweet peas but no nemesias, echinacea alba or cream aconitums yet.

Do they usually take a long time?   Do they need bottom heat?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 11:06

More snow and jolly cold.  Fed up.

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