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TV alert new series Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 08:47
Great series - thanks for the heads up k.

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 12:02

I'm flexible .... 

..... no jokes pleeeeease 

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 10:27

Walsingham Abbey looks good BL - but it's twice as far for me & adds nearly an extra hour to the journey both ways. Not so bad in the summer - but I'd rather not at this time of the year 

Just to throw it into the mix - I don't mind if we do Oxborough at a weekend - although it will be busier. Probably not a Sunday though - often problems for those using the trains.

overwintered in greenhouse - but now what?

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 16:58

Assuming you're in the UK Carole I would leave them a couple more weeks. I usually start giving mine a bit more water at the end of Feb / beg of March when light levels and temps are starting to improve. 

As soon as they start showing signs of stirring I repot them and cut them back fairly hard (especially if they're bit straggly) to make bushier plants. You can use some of the prunings as cuttings to make new plants.

Used growbags

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 15:49
I see where you're coming from Dago but I'd be a bit wary of fungus and diseases building up in grow bags used for the same crop for more than one season.

Personally, I'd recycle the used growbags as a mulch on the border and open new ones for the precious tomato crops - they need all the help they can get in this country.

I don't feed & water my toms nearly as much as some people seem to - treat 'em mean keep 'em keen - they grow well in hot dry climates - often in rather inhospitable looking soil - and I think keeping a constant decent temperature is more important.

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 15:17

Slight preference for the Wednesday - but only to fit in with OH's work roster. We've no real plans for that week yet so, really, I can make any of those dates work.

Does Wonky know her work schedule for then yet? - would be good if she can come too. 

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 09:05

I think things are closed during the week (Mon - Fri) of the 8th. Everything opens up every day from 15th onwards - think that's right - no time to check just now - gotta dash!



Posted: 31/01/2016 at 13:29
Fairygirl wrote (see)

A house on a hill is what you want - with no 'midge protecting' shrubbery or nearby rivers or lochs ...

Not too keen on the gale force winds either - so would have to be one of those lovely little white washed cottages with 2' thick walls which are nestled into the hillside. Would get good views too from a hill 

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 13:21

No problem - can take up to 4 passengers 


Posted: 31/01/2016 at 12:55
Hello Yvie - sorry you snuck in there

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