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How has this weather affect your planting this year?

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 11:34

Keeps snowing 4inch yesterday few inch today  minus temperatures at night, normally have the GH packed full of bedding plants / tender perennials but most are still in house. My seedling are not as advanced as last years. Lots of 3 or 2 litre perennials outside ready to be planted out but snow on ground now and its getting more soggy as it melts. Got a plant order due today ( ordered last week ) was planting up a whole bed this weekend with monarda - veronicastrum - helenium etc but its very unlikely as this rate  

Lovely weather for December - Sorry late April

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 10:33

I had one of them plastic GH, forever blowing over even with bricks holding it down, eventually the wind shredded it. I keep think next doors trampoline going to make it over the fence one day.  

Lovely weather for December - Sorry late April

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 10:13

Yesterdays snow melted but had another covering this morning  my poor delephinium getting battered along with everything else. The birds dont look so please either, Put some food out to cheer them up 

The black bird getting a bit rowdy, its chased the other birds away


Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:50

Yep still got anagallis and ageratum

Is my Canna ok?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 17:50

Would the cold weather damage them in the GH ? Its not heated and still gets below zero regularly. I normally start hardening tender plants midish May for planting out late may / early June. 

I think I am just over worrying, I keep an eye on pretoria and see how it does. 

Is my Canna ok?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 16:17

I got wyoming which looks ok to me. But pretoria not so much, I hoping it hasn't got a virus. Some of leaves are not striped at all, new shoots look like they maybe striped. Both are still in old compost which I stored them in over winter,  I have only feed them once a few weeks ago. They had poor light conditions from mid February through most of March which I originally thought why the leaves lacked strips. I take them to the GH and bring them back in the house overnight now.




Lovely weather for December - Sorry late April

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 10:39

Great weather to get out on the bike  

Lovely weather for December - Sorry late April

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 10:26

It snowed again  It were a couple of inch deep before I went to bed but snowed again through the night. A bit of damage to various plants, some plants flattened but starting to recover after snow/ice removed, I feared the worse for the crown imperials. It starting to melt now only to be replaced by more snow forecast  It the 1st of May on Sunday 

The brunnera jack frost goes well with the frost / snow 

 Crown imperials were fully arch over this morning, starting to stand up now 




Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 22:55

did some weeding when got home from work, ordered some more plants  named variety plants are cost me an arm and leg, once I know I want a certain plant thats it I have to have it  

plants are due for delivery friday, was hoping to do a lot of planting this week but it appears our summer already past    lovely sunny warm last week, tonight couple inch of snow and more due. Just been GH to rescue cannas door already frozen shut. 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 22:20

Nice primula Victoria very striking. I grown some primula drumstick last year from seed, I am sure I put the seeds in the fridge for a few days to aid germination. I got about 7 plants but I keep forgetting about them until they have almost dried out  

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