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Posted: 04/03/2014 at 13:42

Lovely surprise, courier just dropped off my order from Crocus. No idea where I thought i would plant this lot when I ordered them.

Create your own beer garden

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 13:31

I think that I would rather, take one can of guiness from the fridge, take it out to the patio, open, pour into glass, sit down and drink.


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 10:39

Hi KEF, my Meconopsis plants in the border are not showing yet either. I always worry about them as it took me so long to get them established. I do have some seed sowed in the autumn, which are starting to germinate, although they wont be ready to flower until next year.

Spoke too soon about the weather, it is now hoeing it down.


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 09:44

Morning all.

Heavy frost this morning, sunshine and showers today, so sould get some more garden stuff done today.

Some new Dahlia tubers arriving today from Rose Cottage plants. Have used them for a while and am always pleased. They stock a huge variety, check them out, if you need some new ones.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 08:42

SGL, Every where you go, is by Crowded house.

Off to the GC this morning, for essential supplies; so how about, Money - Pink Floyd or, I want money - Flying Lizards [ or the Beatles original version. ]

Am off to Scotland for MILs 80th. at weekend, so amonst other thins will be playing some Big Country and Scotlands best punk band, The Rezzilos.

Use of Ring Culture for growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 08:26

Edd, there is still time to use the toilet tube method and many people find this the best way. I prefer 3 seeds to a 9cm. pot and then when ready, I plant the contents of the pot without any root disturbance. I do it this way, because I find it hard to get the watering right in toilet roll holders.

Use of Ring Culture for growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:11

No I have not, and I am not quite sure why you would want to. Sweet peas grow perfectly well, either in the ground or in pots being watered and fed as for other plants.

is there some particular advantage that you think this method would have ?


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:01

Really good day today. Spent a few hours in the garden, planting, weeding and tidying; got dirty, it felt like proper gardening.

Need to cook tea, need a drink and need a bath, not sure in which order.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 17:17

I was lucky to be able to go to Glastonbury in the 80s when it was a bit smaller, but I would love to go again. I tried to apply for tickets this year but was too late.

Not sure my body would be up for the camping now, would love to stay in one of the yurts, but slightly outside my price range.

Last 3 plant ID's

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 14:19

With the Hebe check the bare stems below the foliage, if there are tiny shoots further down then you can prune back to those. The new growth will stop it looking so woody. If there are no shoots then just give the plant a little trim, to stimulate some new growth.

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