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Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 10:43


 

Wow Chicky! Your flower looks great! I've just nipped out to look at mine. It's been in the greenhouse up until last weekend when I popped it in a cold frame. 

its got three flowers coming! Only small just yet but looks really healthy!  Its leaves are closer in colour to yours Victoria Sponge. Glad it's a tough plant. It'll need to be under my care!

im sure you'll get flowers soon Sophie. Must be the difference between it being inside and outside. Bet having it outside earlier will make for a stronger plant. Might pop mine in the border at the end of the month. The frost today has scared me off!


 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 19:00

Bought 8 bags of compost this morning. Where does it go?! I seem to buy so much of the stuff every year! 

Spent the rest of the day in the greenhouse potting on and sowing more seeds. 

Had a few mad episodes of rain and hail followed by bright sunshine. Random weather. 

Thought for Lyn

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 18:42

Sorry to hear your news. Thinking of you Lyn x 

Cucamelon

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 21:28

That's the badger! Cape gooseberries! 

thanks!

Cucamelon

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 16:51

Hi Sophie

im having a go at these too this year! They look so cute! I grew something a couple of years ago that was an apple, cucumber, lemon combo. It was really nice!

great to try something new. I was going to have a go at those small orange fruits that grow in a brown papery husk thing (can't remember what they are called but they were on the Allotment Challenge) but chickened out!

 

Beetroot on the go

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 19:38

Hi Chris

any tips on how to get them to grow to a nice size please? Just a bit bigger than a golf ball. I find that I struggle to get them consistent and end up with more marbles! I do space them well though...

Forcing rhubarb

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:49

Thanks Dove. I hope so. Got a real taste for rhubarb and ginger anything!!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:17

Spent the day on trains, in meetings and on my computer....whilst dreaming about gardening!  Early finish and just got in so time for a recky of the greenhouse. 

Forcing rhubarb

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:09

Thanks for the replies. It's temp early. It's only been in a couple of years and my first time of forcing. Could that be the problem do you think?

How to save and move old fruit bushes

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 06:58

Give it a go LG. can't do any harm to try. I'd dig up with as much root as possible, put the root ball in a plastic bag tied around the neck of the plant, and move as quickly as possible to its new home. Some light feed and water in well. I'm very sentimental and would definatley try this.

It you are moving for none sentimental reasons and you want them for the fruit, then I'd go with new ones. 

Discussions started by Tootles

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Another frost? 
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Finding lots of blue and White pottery when I dig....

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In case anyone wants to see 
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Monty - just saying......

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Place your bets....

Last frost...: 
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Forcing rhubarb

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

...and how do I sow them please? 
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Peas and beans up a frame.....

Wire, string or netting? 
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Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Any recommendations very much appreciated. 
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Purple sprouting broccoli

What to do next.... 
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Compost success!

It works! 
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Watering can issue....

Any tips appreciated.... 
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Pelargoniums (common geraniums) cuttings - where am in going wrong?

would like toga ve more success with cuttings 
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