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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 20:22

I sat in a conference hall with no windows and air conditioning on so it was colder than a freezer...... all day. Humphhhh. 

Cheap plants at Aldi!

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 20:16

My dad bought me a Victoria plum tree and a Stella cherry for £3.99 each. Look really healthy. Chuffed.

Ammi majus

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 20:14

If you need quick and reliable germination method I'd recommend a heated propagator. I bought a windowledge one for £30 and it's like magic! Germination in two days!  Probs too early unless you have somewhere warm and light to grow them on. i love it! It's like I've discovered a super power!


Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 11:34

Hang on...just to make it abundantly clear, I am not suggesting that any one individual is upset.  

I made a suggestion in an effort to put a halt to the more patronising and upsetting comments on this subject, which has been done to death.  Perhaps unintentional, but the tone is aggressive by some, and that is upsetting to some (!!)




Hello Everyone

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 07:35

Hi Tracey - welcome to the site. I'm pro Nigel too. He's a super star!

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 07:33

Can't we agree to stick this subject in with politics and religion? All it serves to do is upset people on both sides. 

Ammi majus

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 08:00

Hi Betony

im growing it for cutting for the first time this year.  I haven't heard of wilting problems with it. Perhaps get it into water quickly once cut, cut the stem on the diagonal and remove any lower leaves. Maybe keep the stems shorter.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 18:51

Thanks Mel and Verd. 

I managed to stay out until 2ish but then lost the feeling in my fingers so admitted defeat and returned indoors. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 13:48

I didn't know that gooseberry plants needed pruning. mine is only a year old. Should I be giving it a haircut fruitcake? 


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 13:45

That's a bargain! I love it. Feels lovely and crumbled. No big lumps. 

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