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Weather warnings issued

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 18:19

Just when you think Spring here to stay  wind starting to pick up here as well 

penstemon seeds

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:23

Hi Primrose - mine are doing ok but not growing much either, I got some more penstemon seeds ( wedding bells ) last week off Gardening new magazine which I have sow as well. I sow mine and put them on my bedroom windowsill north east /east facing so they don't get much direct sunlight but still get light.  I sowed my scarlet queen late February/early march without heat just a plastic lid on top.

This is how big they are now, the pot in the middle.


Weather warnings issued

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:54

I been trying to wind proof the garden today - removing objects would could possibly blow into the GH, I wonder if next doors trampoline will make it over the fence  -sellotaping vents -  locked door / bag of compost leaning on the door, last year the GH got a few panes blown out ever since I been paranoid about the GH getting damaged, sleepless night tonight I think .

I dont live to far away from Manchester about 20 mile a lot more hills here though 340 metre above mean sea level according to met office , forecast up to 65mph winds.

bad day

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 12:05

Such a shame things getting damaged by the wind hope everybody gets thing repaired. I had one of them plastic GH for a bit,  every time I looked at it had been blown over with all my plants in it, it had red brick weighing it down as well. 

The met office has issued wind weather warning  tonight / tomorrow for much of the country and rain for where I live .  Make sure nothing can be blown into the GH and vents/doors are closed, I use a bag of compost leaning on the door to help keep it closed. 

Got some new Pots today guess how much?

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 23:12

Well I would of done but its gone   Edd got to close with his guess so I panicked and ate it all 



It's my birthday

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 18:50

Happy Birthday Fruitcake  enjoy your cake 

Got some new Pots today guess how much?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 18:12

I sure you find somewhere dorset, I am using mine for lilys - bedding plants - pelagoniums 

Got some new Pots today guess how much?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 18:10

Nearly Edd I got them from The Range new shop what opened up a few miles away, they look very similar to them on ebay. I got them for £9.99 so the cake mine now  

Got some new Pots today guess how much?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 17:30

No I didn't make them unfortunately wish I could though. They are a bargain I got two lots.  less than £20  

Got some new Pots today guess how much?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 17:13

Terracotta set of 4, the biggest pot is 32cm x 37cm.

 Cake for the winner  cake for me if none can guess 

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How much water should I be watering Canna?

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Got some new Pots today guess how much?

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Heleniums growth rate ?

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what colour pergola

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Good year for Cucumbers

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Cheap alternative for basket / trough liners?

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leaf spot on Marigolds?

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