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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 16:08

Crafty way to avoid hedge cutting Pippin 

Where is my grass?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 16:06

The gardeners world forum site.  No great feat Hazel. Delete the whole thing and start again with settings etc

Lyn is also right about powering off and rebooting.  Digital stuff seems to "choke" now and then and this often reaolves it.

is it just me but isn't Lyn a bit of a wise old bird?  Ha ha  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 16:00

Sounds good to me Jomilton .  Spring has a habit of catching us on the hop and surging ahead.  Preparation is key 

lettuce tips?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 15:57

Red lettuce is a big no from me.  never had a tasty red variety yet.  Sorry Steve, it's all about taste not appearance for me.

little gem is great.  I also grow varieties like Saladdin and Lakeland for the summer

how about growing baby beetroot there too Marc?  There you go, you have your red colouring. Baby turnips too. And some decent spring onions ....not those wishy washy white lisbon but Guardsman or Laser that remain upright. 

Important to move your lettuce around a bit though....regularly replanting the same spot with lettuce throughout the growing season is likely to attract pest, disease and reducing vigour. 

Where is my grass?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 13:27

Agree with you Nut    Besides Edd is always enjoyable and challenging to read.  fiver Edd? 

Hey!  Parcel of cannas arrived.  Cheapo but superb quality. Potted up.  sun shining.  


Preparation for sowing grass seed ?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 13:21

No, not liquid feed beforehand Vegemight.  It will be long lost to the grass.  Use a granular organic fertiliser like fish blood and bone a few days before seed sowing.  It will then be available for a period of 2 to 6 weeks. 

those oak trees casting so much shade and taking nutrients and moisture from the soil is an issue too I think.  No seed mixture will cope if it is too shady 

pancake day

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 13:14

Wot?   I know I shouldn't get too excited.  Tuesday is less than a week away.  

(I really had far too much to eat yesterday.......a load of donuts, the "expensive" sort of cream, sprinklings, chocolate etc., was presented to me, a hefty early lumch, a free gigantic steak later and some pancakes later still (prep for next week) .  And I had to finish those donuts before they got stale 

no probs though.  I have loads of work to think about that will burn it all off ! 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 13:07

Love doronicums Marion......very underated I think 

To early to prune Buddlias and Roses ?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 13:06

Unless you live down here ....hee hee 


Buying online

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 13:05

See you there Aster.  Visit the nursery at Lizard....Croft Common.....but loads around too many to mention but signposted.    From where I am the nearest is a mile away followed by several en route to Helston, for example, and thence more from towards Burncoose.  All different.  All worthwhile.  

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