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Posted: 05/02/2015 at 17:22

PS. What is this other blog mentioned? Would I enjoy it?

Can you tell I am bored?


Posted: 05/02/2015 at 17:20

Evening all.

Another day of thumb twiddling, really want to be out doing stuff.

My greenhouse is too far from the house to have electricity, but I still find it fantastically useful for over wintering, taking cuttings, growing on seedlings etc. I certainly won't be trying Parasene now.

HHP / HHAs will be started soon in propagators on window sills. OH gets fed up, as from mid February till late May, every spare space has stuff growing.

fast germination of seeds in propagator

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 10:19

I only tend to use the propagator for HHAs / HHPs. For perennials and HAs I sow either in Autumn or in Spring in cold greenhouse.

Green Manure

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 10:15

I agree with Dove, the main benefit is not the nutrients it adds, but the nutrients it prevents for being leached out of the soil by winter rain.


Posted: 05/02/2015 at 10:11

Morning all.

My thoughts are with you Verdun. If most of us had been half as good sons as you have we would have been very proud.

Felt a real fool this morning, sat in traffic for an hour to get to hospital, for OP appointment, only to be told it was on 5th March.

Much milder today, but still no sign of snow melting.


Posted: 04/02/2015 at 09:05

Morning all.

At the risk of sounding predictable, it is b####y freezing again, no chance of snow melting.

OH told me as she left for work, to tidy the house, as cleaner coming. Why do all of us tend to do that?


Poppy Identification

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 09:01

Morning all.

At the risk of sounding predictable, it is b####y freezing again, no chance of snow melting.

OH told me as she left for work, to tidy the house, as cleaner coming. Why do all tend to do that?

I love opium poppies, never know where they will pop up. Often make far better combinations with other plants than I could ever design.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 18:12

Evening all.

Been a lovely sunny day here, but never got above freezing.

No chance of gardening, so had a nice walk in the woods. The birds were very active, which made me think about Spring.

Better get off and cook, doing something with chorizo and chicken, just not sure quite what.


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 08:33

Morning all.

Freezing here again. Am starting to go stir crazy, I so want to be doing stuff in the garden, but we are still covered with snow, and the ground is solid. Oh well, I suppose it might kill some of the pests off.

Stay safe everyone.


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 11:02

Re: growing season, my Sweet peas on the window sill, have germinated, to go with Autumn sown in the greenhouse, which were about 6 inches tall last time I ventured out there.

CBT later today, I am sure he will think I am making progress.

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