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Newbie Needs Help

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 16:34

Hey Gareth.  Just enjoy the fun of plantIng some cheap and cheerful stuff for now.

The soil Test!  Hmm.  There are clues that your soil is acid and you could just see what your neighbours grow.   But, I enjoy the science bit......the soil test is informative, interesting  and valuable.  

Let us know what your test reveals 

Winter Dip

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 09:48

Will try that hot dip treatment over next few days.  Makes sense.  Will be cleaning greenhouse first,,maybe tomorrow.  


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 09:43

Busy, think pentillie will be back.....Cornish folk are outspoken when required.

Fairygirl, morning. All that work still going on!  You must have muscles to put popeye to shame   

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 09:16

Well Brum.....I forecast a brilliant summer on the forum last spring ....wasn't I cleva?  

Not sure about the forecast.  Very mild down here last winter......wet, wet wet though.  



Posted: 12/10/2013 at 09:09


Well said Brum   .....(wonder what weird and wonderful thread he will come up with now   Ha ha ). I think that was exactly what the forum needed 

Busy morn but autumn has arrived.......time to start cutting back on those plants that have done their thing but now going over.  I like this clearing time.......outside my window here the hellebores will enjoy the space provided by this clearing up.  As another thread said, where has the summer gone?  The new cycle starts again 

Have nice day folks


Pot Tidying

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 00:32

Used to have thousands when I propagated and sold plants.  Still have loads and get the urge now and then to sort them.  

Good hygiene is important  with pots but I'm bit lazy so I often domt bother.

Newbie Needs Help

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 00:23

Sorry Gareth, welcome to the forum.  Enjoy your garden

Newbie Needs Help

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 00:22

Hiya Gareth. It sounds like good soil. Acid too.

Why not try and pop in some wallflowers....the garden centres sell them now " bare root" which means they are not in pots.  They will give you loads of colour from late winter to late spring.  

Get some daffodils in too.

Domt be tempted to get,rid of anything though....see what comes up,in the spring.  


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 00:15

Just looked in on this thread

Hiya hamza.  Looks like you've made a few friends here 

Good time to buy hyacinths now.  Outdoor ones are easy....just plant them where you can walk past so you can smell their fragrance in spring.

Imdoor varieties are bit different.  They have been treated to flower indoors around Christmas time. You can grow them in special bowls and a special bulb compost.  They will help you at,the garden centre or ask us again here.  You need to grow these in the dark for a few weeks.

Hey, hamza.....if you're reading this now, turn off the light and get to sleep..ha ha 


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 23:53

I'm like a yo yo tonight.

Ive spent Last two days trying to reconcile my nephew and niece...they lost their mum and should know better.  Now I'm facing same on the forum....ah well!

 Night busy.

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