Verdun


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Cosmos seedling have been devoured

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 12:13

Will,   sounds like slugs to me.....check under your pots and trays.  Small even tiny slugs hide there and do dwmage without leaving slime trails

I regularly make this check and now and then I will find them. 

you said some were "pulled up"???  are your cosmos covered ?  A propagator lid would help if there is an invader other than a slug 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 11:04

Quick cuppa.  Phone brought me in from prepping my veg garden.  Beautiful day now...warm in the garden.  soil in veg patch brought to nice tilth and looking good.  So tempted to sow carrots but a fortnight's delay will be better.  Peas planted out and fleeced to acclimatise them a little.  

Will prune blueberries and mulch with ericaceous john Innes

2 shiny freshly washed cars in the drive too...amazing what energy the sun gives you 

Relocating an Arum Lily

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 10:53

Beeman I divide my arum fairly often.  Used to sell them and divide every year.  

Do you want to move it simply hasn't died back? if so don't ...it will be fine 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:45

Hosta, I have come to notice and respect people, not for what "class" they are in  or "standards" they display but for how decent they are.  It is amazing to see the abilities and skills many ordinary, "uneducated" people have.

(I delight in seeing a "snob" trip up on the pavement.

I remember Muhammad Ali talking by satellite to a group of academics here in the UK.  They were intent on ridiculing the great man but he made fools out of them.  I guess he talked "gibberish" but what an inspiration he was world wide. 

Enjoy your day Hosta 

Right.......sun is out so a car to clean 

 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:21

Fertilizer

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:19

Morning Karen

I use it soon......perhaps I am wrong but I assume the fertiliser takes 8 weeks or so to break down for plants to absorb.  On my veg patch, for example, I apply fish blood and bone about 4 weeks before I sow seed.  potash is more immediate but quickly leached out of the soil so whenever you have it use it fresh asap. 

Chicken pellets are not a fsvourite for me but useful as an addition to mulch 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:12

Worth it for that smell of newly mown grass Mollis 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:08

"Always look on the bright side of life"....Eric Idle 

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:04

Jealous !  although sun is coming 

Hydrangea is it too early to prune

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:02

Morning Wootie 

wait a while yet. 

Its pretty cold right now with frost in many places so another couple of weeks' delay would be sensible. 

(Assuming you have the usual mopheads/lacecaps) 

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