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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 12:07

Beautiful photo Caral.  No gardening today, it's hissing down and looks really cold and miserable.  I am planning a visit to the garden centre though.

Propogator lid

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 11:09

When the seeds appeared I gradually turned the dial on the top to decrease the condensation.  When the condensation had gone I removed the lid and left them to grow on until the first pair of proper leaves.  I watered from the bottom not the top.


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 11:05

I'm sure it will Bekkie and if the towels hadn't been there it would have come through the kitchen ceiling which wouldn't have been good.


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 10:37

Morning all,

Woke up to an airing cupboard full of soaking wet towels.  Aparently (according to Hubby) the tube that diverts the condensation from the boiler had slipped and the condensation was going into the airing cupboard instead of the drain from the bath.

All I know is I have abot 30 soaking wet towels to wash and hubby is taking the only dry one to the gymn.

Apart from that all is well.  Frosty, cold and wet here with rain forecast for the day.  I am popping out with a friend to a local GC though and I dare say cake will be involved

Hope all bunged up, snivelly peeps feel better soon.

P'doc hope you get something dashing and reliable, with a good parcel shelf for all those germinating seeds.

Off for a look round and a nice cuppa.

Tree to go near a pond

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 10:26

Just be careful about roots, don't know what liner you are using but roots will cause problems.  Try and choose a tree that isnt too agressive that maybe has a ball root system.  Can't suggest anything apart from Conifers someone on here will have much better ideas I am sure.


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 20:55

Welcome Seil.

Foxgloves - Illumination Pink

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 13:37

Hi Folks,  I have planted two of the 'new breed' of foxgloves.  Said to be perennial and sterile so produce more flowers for longer.  I wondered if anyone else had planted them and whether they had had any success in planting them in shade.  I have grown 'normal' foxgloves in shade for years but wondered if these had the same requirements.

just had 80 large plugs arrive how long will they hold for

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 13:20

Last year I ordered some large plug plants but grew them on first in a cold greenhouse before planting them out.  I wouldnt put small plants out yet it's a bit too cold.  I think I would email/call parkers and talk through your dilemma with them.  That way if you do plant out and they fail you can call them back and tell them you want replacement plants as you followed their guidelines to the letter. 


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 13:10

Good call to stay out of the garden today.  The wind is really blowing and sleet is falling. Yuk.

HELP! Akebia Quinata gone wild.

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 13:08

I have an Akebia Quinata in my garden.  I currently keep it uunder control but will be interested ot hear others experience of the plant and how much of a thug it can become.  I'm trying not to plant any plants that 'take over' as in the future I may not be able to be particularly active in the garden.

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