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Latest posts by tattianna


Posted: 30/03/2013 at 07:36

Brum you do make me laugh 

Dove Hope you're feeling better soon x x

driverdiver busy day then eh?



Posted: 30/03/2013 at 07:27

Oh Verdun & Bob  I'm so pleased to read that Helleborus Niger can be difficult. I've have 2 plants that I planted 2/3 years ago and they've never really done anything. They're in a suitable part of the garden yet all I get is a couple of leaves and that's about it! I'm even contemplating taking them out. Before I do can you suggest anything I can try to get them to grow?


Posted: 30/03/2013 at 07:14

Morning Brum, Blackest & cilmeri a beautiful sunny morning with a little frost here so far and a promise of more of the same over the weekend...well that is if the forecasters are to be believed 

Had a hectic day yesterday but it all ended with a lovely meal out with our son and his girlfriend so it all eneded well.

I've got to do a little bit of shopping this morning then it's pottering for me for the rest of the day. Going to tidy up my pots and sow some more seeds. 

Enjoy what ever you're doing today


Posted: 29/03/2013 at 08:12

Morning all looks quite bright out there today but the poor Fatsia is stood sulking in the corner which tells me it must be pretty cold! At least the snow is melting slowly but surely.

Fairygirl...yes I know you get less for murder and I deserve a gold clock for putting up with my OH for so long.   Unfortunately we didn't get to Italy for dinner only got as far as Liverpool but lovely all the same 

We're taking our daughter out for the day today. She wants to go to Manchester shopping..oh dear I fear that's going to be expensive! Then this evening our son & his girlfriend are taking us out for dinner (a treat to celebrate our anniversary). They're not telling where we're going just that it's a surprise 

Enjoy your day everyone 

Moving Fatsia Japonica

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 17:44

Hi Ziggy, I moved my fatsia two years ago. I did cut mine down a by about a third as I was advised to at the time and was able to take cuttings from what I cut off. the idea being that should the main plant not survive the move at least I'd have another plant to replace it.

Fortunately the plant did survive and I have 5 new, healthy plants to boot

What I will say is that we were pleasantly surprised how shallow the roots actually where considering it was such a mature plant but boy was it heavy! My husband and I move it between us and there were times when we didn't think we were going to be able to move it. Well worth the hard work though as it looks much better where it is now. Good luck

How to plant Begonias

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 13:53

I've bought some begonia tubers and some of them have started to sprout shoots, albeit only a very little.

I want them in hanging baskets so is it ok to plant them in the baskets now and keep them indoors until all risk of frost has gone?

How deep do I plant them?

Will it harm the new shoots if they are planted too deeply? 

Many thanks



Posted: 28/03/2013 at 06:54

Morning all and thank you for your congratulations...yes 31 years is a long time. My friend actually said yesterday that I should be up for parole soon  and my husband calls it 31 years of wedded endurance  Anyway we spent the day in Liverpool and went to our favourite Italian for dinner which was lovely.

Just been out to put the recycling bin out and it's frozen solid out there this morning. It's looking pretty bright though so hopefully the sun will have chance to defrost my car in time for me to go shopping. 

Catch up with you all later & enjoy your day what ever you're doing


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 08:43

Morning all gosh you've been a chatty lot.  I've just spent 10mins catching up with you all. 

It's a bit cloudy here this morning but I can see the sun is trying so hard to say hello. 

It's our 31st wedding anniversary today & OH has taken the day off (doesn't happen often so I'm honoured) so we're going out for the day. Not sure where yet but where ever we end up will be lovely. 

Enjoy your day everyone & I look forward to catching up with you all later 

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 08:29

My tomatoes have germinated over the past couple of days. Do I take the cover off them now?


Posted: 26/03/2013 at 19:24

Thank you all for your advice and I've done the thumb test today and there's still signs of life in all of them....Phew what a relief!

Brumbull I'll give dipping a go. Does it only work on Fuchsias? 

Joe4eyes No I didn't wrap the pots but I'll do it next winter as I reckon I've been lucky this year.

What a good idea to take cuttings. I never thought of that...Doh I'm not blonde for nothing you know 

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