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Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 16:32

Hi Andy,

Not yet, wait until they get the next set of leaves.  The first two they get are the seedling leaves, the true leaves follow on.  When you pot them on make sure you handle them by the leaves, not the stems.  Good luck.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 16:20

Sorry to hear your sad news Pansy hope something uplifting happens soon.

Just got in from the garden lots of tidying done, everything is looking good at the moment.  Just ordered myself another heated propogator.    I can now sow more seeds

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 13:36

Been out there in the sunshine this morning.   Have potted on some Hollyhocks (want them to get a bit bigger before putting them in the garden) also some pink and purple wallflowers.  Was a bit late starting them off last year so they might not flower this year but they will be fine  in pots until next year.

Tidied up a few plants that survived the winter in the greenhouse and gave them a little spray of some fungicide. 

Have a garden statue that needs moving since taking out some large conifers and have a couple of spots where I need to decide on some planting so will be doing that this afternoon.

Stuff in the Loft

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 11:31

Nothing in our loft

Now the cellar, that a different matter altogether.  Bedframes, Christmas Deccies, Hubby's tools, Suitcases, books, DVD's, Cushions, Curtains, Bed Covers, Breadmaker, Slow Cooker  Oh and, yes you've guessed.  A cuddly Toy

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 11:24

Thanks Hosta, knew there was a reason why I loved that building so much.  May 27th is my birthday!!!

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 11:22

Don't panic girls, I order my Dahlias from the National Dahlia Collection and they don't deliver until April/May. I always get flowers the same year.

Right, I'm  off to put on my gold vampire cloak and satin bridal gloves for a session in the garden.  See you all later.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 11:16

Morning all, Weather is lovely this morning so I'm going out to do some potting on and tidying the greenhouse.  Ground is too wet to do much in the actual garden.  Had some lovely seeds come this morning from Seedaholic, does anyone else use them?  They always come with a great fact sheet and very good sowing information.  Will have to wait for the current lot to germinate before I can sow them.  Unless I get another propagator .

I'm with you Hosta.  The Chrysler Building is my favourite it's so beautiful and evocative of its time.

Enjoy your rain Pat.  I'm glad to see the back of it here after yesterday. 

Lost a little bit more at weightwatchers this morning.  A real suprise after  Pancake Day and eating too much chocolate this week.  It must have been all the gardening and moving pots around.

Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 17:59

Well it's been a full on h******rk day today.  Glad I've got it out of the way.  Just wish the rain would stop so I could carry on gardening.  Can't wait for it to dry up a bit so I can start mowing the lawns.  Getting really impatient now for better weather.

Hope those air traffic controllers sort themselves out for you BL.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 13:11

Oh and for those of you north of the border there is a rain Kilt.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 03/03/2017 at 13:08

Oh it just gets better,  gardening clothing now includes glittery high heel, a sexy stripper outfit and elbow length satin bridal gloves.  These are mental pictures no one should have to endure.

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