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Posted: 25/03/2013 at 13:31

Although it's still pretty windy here and the sun is shining the snow is melting very slowly. I've just spent an hour or so clearing the snow out of the pots because everything was getting flattened under the weight. In all honesty it was quite pleasant and really quite warm. I'm amazed how quickly the flattened mini daffs, crocus etc have perked up now that they have the sun shining on them.  


Posted: 25/03/2013 at 10:02

Morning all. Well it's cold but we have glorious sunshine here at the moment. Lets hope it says around long enough to melt some of this darn snow!

I've applied to do some voluntary work and I'm having my "interview" in about half an hour and oh my have I got the jitters. Can't believe how it's affecting me. Wish me luck 


Posted: 24/03/2013 at 16:36

Good afternoon everyone. Well I managed to sow my chilli & sweet pepper seeds and did a few other odd & sods. Was out less than an hour and I couldn't feel by fingers & toes. 

The sun is shining but that wind is biting and the snow doesn't seem to be thawing much  think I might just curl up in front of the telly for an hour and watch GW and the AtoZ programme that's on after it from this morning 




Posted: 24/03/2013 at 16:07

I have just come in after spending about 45mins sowing some seeds and potting on a few other things and I absolutely can't feel the tips of my fingers and toes. I'm frozen to the bone!

I'm at this minute sat trying to thaw out in the conservatory where it's lovely and warm as the sun in shining and the heating is on. Haven't even taken my coat off yet!  

As my lovely old mum would say...it's flippin taters out there 

Plant cuttings?

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 08:05

I took cuttings form my geraniums just last week and so far so good 


As for taking cuttings I picked up a fabulous book called Propagation Basics by Steven Bradley. It's an idiots guide to propagation giving all the information you need on all types of propagation from sowing seeds to grafting and the best time to do it.  

It really is an easy to follow guide to getting plants for free. 


Posted: 24/03/2013 at 07:36

Morning everyone I hope you are all well. 

Oh what an awful couple of days I've had but onwards and up wards as they say 

We've still got at least 7-8 inches of snow here, flipping nightmare it is. My car is next to useless in anything deeper than a couple of mm so that's been stranded on the drive since Thursday evening. 

I bought some chilli & sweet pepper seeds earlier this week so want to try and sow those today as I believe they should be done quite early. I'm proud to say the tomatoes I sowed a couple of weeks ago have germinated too. I'm obviously doing something right! This seed sowing is pretty addictive isn't it 

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Posted: 22/03/2013 at 11:28

Ok so there seems to be quite a few problems with the site because I just tried to quote your question cilmeri  in my reply of "yes I do" and it clearly hasn't worked 

a Fix for the small font in the post editor using stylish

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 11:24

Yes I do 

Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 11:22

I planted one plant about 2 years ago and last year I noticed lots of little plants around and about so left them to quietly grow. The plants are still quite small but I'm sure they'll start to grow again WHEN  the weather warms up a bit.

Anyway my question is...I seem to remember reading that they need to be cut down to ground level in the spring. Is this right or was I dreaming 

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Posted: 22/03/2013 at 11:02

No email notification for me either

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