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Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:06


Snowing here!

I'm thinking of buying a heated propagator as I've purchased sooooo many seeds this year. Has anyone got one, and what do you think of them? I don't mean anything industrial. Just a small window ledge type one. They are on line for around £25.


Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:00

Daft question milk that is retailed in the UK, produced in the UK or is it imported?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 15:06

Yep I reckon that counts Kef.  

By heck, it's great to see a bit of dirt under the old fingernails!


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 14:39

Defo Dove! 

What is a rosebut though?!


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 14:37


Was wondering if anyone has done any gardening today?

What with drooling over seeds catalogues, reading gardening books and watching The Big Allotment Challenge, I just couldn't resist getting into the greenhouse! 

I've made my annual mistake of sowing a few seeds way too early! But who knows, maybe they will come good. I've done some Chillis, Cosmos, Lupins, Tomatoes and Sweet Peas. 

Attempted to potter in my beds outside but it's just far too cold! Couldn't feel my fingers! 

Back inside to look on my favourite website, and maybe do a bit of planting out planning In my garden journal.

What are you folks up to?


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 11:47

Hi Wadie

i think I'd be inclined to leave them to their own devices. Bearing in mind the cold spell we had over Christmas and into the new year I think that if they've survived that they should be fine.  Disturbing now may do more harm than good.


Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 21:55


Im sure, likely many, my eyes are bigger than my belly and I'm salivating over various plant catalogues, cheque book at hand, ready to over order! 

I have just ordered from Sarah Raven and would like to compare the quality with one of the larger mainstream companies.  Does anyone have any experience of Unwins? I've searched old threads and I'm put right off Thompson and Morgan from what folks have largely experienced. What about Mr Fothergills? I'm definitely avoiding Gardening Direct - disaster last year.

Any recommendations gratefully received. 


Hedgehog Rescue

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 15:50

Lancashire Lass, so very sorry to hear about your cat. Having recently lost mine, after 14 years, I absolute feel for you. I hope that she is as comfortable as she can be, and I am positive that your love and care are working wonders even though it is beyond upsetting. Lots of love and hugs.

Hoping Mr / Mrs Hog is having sweet dreams.

Hedgehog Rescue

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 20:28

Lovely. Do they hurt to pick up, what with all the prickles? Can they bite? As a scary cat I want to know what I'm in for if I see one and want to help it!

Bob has defo got a twinkle in his eye! so cute!

Windy - get your pots secure...

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 09:15

Hope everyone is ok. 

Have just spent 10 minutes chasing the lid from my water butt around the adjacent field!

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