Tootles


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Finally got the green house cleaned out

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 20:40

What a cool space. Love the staging.

Help! Are Briza grass seeds meant to look like this?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 19:30

Thanks.  Sowed a good few. Fingers crossed that they come up. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 19:27

Been in the greenhouse all day sowing seeds and potting on. Did a bit of thinning out of turnips (I dont like that job - always feel like I'm wasting potential plants)!

Really happy with how everything is looking. Put some larger plants in the cold frames outside the greenhouse. Not brave enough to plant anything out yet though. Will probably be May before I do that. White over frost first thing. 

Help! Are Briza grass seeds meant to look like this?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 15:25

hello

just sowing in the greenhouse and opened this packet of Briza grass seeds. Are they meant to look like empty husks or should they have the spiky but in them (only one has)? They are like paper! Eeeek, how do a show these? Do they need covering or just putting in the surface of some damp compost? 

Thanks for any help!


Below photo sh just the one seed with what looks like a normal grass seed.

 


 

 

Your recent gardening buys.

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 09:32

Yes Fairygirl! I thought they were pulling my leg. I asked for 2m but got 2.4m! Not really sure I understand that bit but didn't want to look like a plonker so just agreed!!

Your recent gardening buys.

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:37

Thanks Verdun. Yep, it was brill. I'll definately be going back. I actually like that it opens early on a saturday and closes at 12, and closed on a Sunday.  Makes for having to be very organised. Guess I just like thing how they were when I was growing up. 

Thanks Darren. We have so many birds here (our lane is called Sparrow Lane) that I'd hate for them to get tangled. We've had a few fly into the glass of the greenhouse so I have bunting that I hang in there now.

Potting on help with so many seedlings!

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:30

Hi Circus Clown

I do this every year! I'm slowly getting it under control, but it's just so exciting isnt it?!

I've ended up with a gorilla garden for all of my overflow and it's starting to look lovely. 

Lots of folks around here but extra plants out on the front with an honest box. Lovely way to get some new plants.

Your recent gardening buys.

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:22

i bought some wood and we made a raised bed. I love it! looks fab and so much better than the ones I've bought ready done. First time going to a proper timber merchants. what a great place. So friendly and helpful.  Love the characters that were in there too.  It was like learning a new language. One old chap taught us that it's 2 'be' 4, and never 2 'by' four. Brilliant place. AND they sell compost.... Four 60l bags for £11! Bargain! It's by Dunstons who, we were told, are west country and very good. Bought 8 bags. Here is before and after...


 


 Will be getting netting to grow the peas and beans up. Bit worried birds might fly into it so might get some kiddies windmill things to put on it for a bit until the plants get going.

Potentilla

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 06:03

Ive just bought some seed. Such a lovely plant. I hope I can get them going.

Potting on seedlings

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 17:04

I'm the same as Lyn in using multipurpose for everything. I find seed compost becomes rather heavy. Since switching to multipurpose I've had a much better germination rate. 

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