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Can I really plant these peas and carrots so early?

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 22:27

Laura, I have sown that early here.....west Cornwall.....but it's not really wise for you up there I think.  I'm much less than a mile from the sea too.  Wait a tad longer but you can put those cloches in position to warm the soil 

Moving fruit bushes

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 20:34

Tracey, you will need to allow reasonable distance between plants....what spacing can you allow? 

 I guess they would   fruit if you move them but those that are moved I would give them a chance  to build up energy for next year.....best in the long run. 

Rhubarb can be dug up and divided now.  Always better in sun but partial shade will be ok.  If you split your rhubarb dont pick any this year.  Get plenty of compost in there too.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:43

My seeds were sown a few days back.  Germinating now.

My usual method is to move them to cold conservatory, to prick out into individual pots   In a couple of weeks and to pinch out when grown a couple of inches. 

David, I know seeds should be individually sown directly in tubes.  however, in practice I'm not convinced sweet peas are affected by being pricked out.   What do you reckon?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:29

Well.......I resemble the suggestion I am bonkers 

Pouring Down now.  Windy too......the weather as well 

Moving fruit bushes

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:24

Tracey, now is best time to move your bushes.  

No special treatment for your soil but always best to get in extra compost etc.  When you do incorporate some fish blood and bone.  I think in terms of 5' between bushes.

Those blueberries?  We have discussed these in other threads but they do need very acid soil.

Re blackcurrants I would cut them totally down to the base after planting.  I think extra fertiliser for them too.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 15:46

Hiya Andy.  Love your determination to enjoy stuff.    ESP your visit to Cornwall later.  It will be warm, sunny and welcoming 

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 15:42

Hiya wendy

Makes sense to get all your baskets, posts and supports ready for planting out in a few weeks' time.......not until May at the earliest in most places.  However, this is the time to think and plan for your perfect displays 

I think you may well like the holly.......it's one  of my favourite evergreen shrubs. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 13:04

David, I'm  far from an expert on sweet peas ESP on varieties so any info welcomed.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 13:00

Howdy folks

Took dog and got wet.  Then sun came out amd it was gorgeous. Mixture of the two since.

I agree with comments made.......it's ok to air feelings, etc on the forum.  Think we are all supportive of one  another and none of us is immune to sadness, anger, disappointment or depression at times.   Is it just me or has it become a whole lot more than a garden forum?

Think we need to brace ourselves for a cold week ahead so keep warm folks 

 

 

Spring Onions

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 09:14

NGCARDS, I now grow what I think are better varieties than white Lisbon like  Ishikura, guardsman,,laser etc.  less seed per packet but they stand longer in the garden and have a better milder taste. Check them out 

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