Verdun


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Hedge advice for sandy soil in windy spot

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 08:14

The pine needles are the real problem Kaspar.

I live near the coast on sandy...albeit good...soil too.  I think we share a similar climate and conditions 

Interesting though that you say fuschias, bay, etc. grow there despite the pine needles. That's good 

Griselinia is worth comsidering.  Sea Buckthorne suckers like mad so would not endorse it.  lonicera Baggesons Gold too is an excellent shrub with unique colour. 

Parsley

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 08:04

Well.....easy peasy for me.    half a dozen plants supply me all summer 

parsley needs heat to germinate quickly at this time of year....hence boiling water at sowing time. Try it folks.  Simples 

A REAL SCARE.......a body

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 08:00

I just thought my post added up to a good story 

........hey!  Wot do you expect at this time of the morning?  Wit? 

THESE NEW PART TWO THREADS NORA

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 07:56

Nothing like Trump Zoomer or his hairstyle.   

My point is simple.....if someone took the trouble to start a thread that thread should continue with the author's name.  for example, the "worries" thread was started by KEF.     it is now credited to NORA.  to suggest it is a software issue is Incorrect.  

if you are happy with this folks then fine.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 22:41

Agree lily.  good idea 

in fact I think we should visit the rescue centres more often too instead of going for puppies. 

 

Slugs

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 22:34

Valentine's day massacre 

Parsley

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 22:32

Parsley is deemed difficult to germinate.  

However I rarely have a problem. I sow seed in a pot, lightly cover with compost. pour boiling water into a dish and stand the pot in it.  Cover with seed packet and stand in kitchen until germination. for me this is pretty quick.  A week to 10 days.  A week or so later I move to unheated gh. Prick out later into trays.  Then into 9 cm pots.  Then out in the garden.

I think it is a tad early right now though.....prefer to wait another fortnight or so 

why successional sowing though?  I find plants provide all summer 

What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 22:16

Birds perhaps if you suspect a pest  or mice? 

What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 21:48

Dannyson, doing well for me.  Not far from cornish coast too, prob further west?  

It has been a freakishly wet autumn and winter. There will be casualties. Time will tell.

perhaps they are simply later this year for you........

bulbs are notoriously difficult to grow......in the green is the only way I think.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 21:36

Edd, sure my dog appeared in a summer picture. ,golden lab now more than 12 and will be devastated when the old fella goes.  

hey! Sounds like a difficult condition you have currently. How long before you win through? 

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