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is will you use the extra hour next weekend

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 20:46

LOL. Busy-Lizzie. Have a nice Easter, sounds like yours will be fun if not exhausting.

The extra hour means I'll get home every night in daylight and this time last year liked spending an hour or so in the garden just winding down and reading the paper, if the weather doesn't warm up I might find myself sat in the GH with a coat on reading the paper

Seed swap

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 20:15

Hi, Bev,

Can I have the Snake Gourds please, thought I had some seeds from last year but they must have been sown. Hopefully I'll have better luck with them this time around, not a single gourd last year.

 

Rubbish/recycling

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 19:59

We get two wheelie bins, a food caddie for indoors, food bin for outdoors and two recycle boxes, one black the other green. Our collection is each week, 1st week it's non-recyclables and second week it's recyclables. Council won't collect from garden but will return boxes to the garden, I've aquired 6 green boxes and seem to get everyone's lids left in my garden, presumably this is because my house is the first on the road. I'm running out of uses for them, 2 - I save leaf mulch in and am considering growing spuds in the others, I'm happy to give them back but they just keep giving me more

Our council are keen to fine, the one time I forgot to bring my bin in, there was a letter stuck on top the following day to say I faced a £60 fine if it was left out again. 

Interestingly, there was an article in our local paper recently saying most of our recycle stuff goes in land fill because we haven't got the facilities to recycle it.     

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 19:33

Bitterly cold and gale force winds here. It's been trying to snow all day.

Not gardening weather, so I've been to the children's cinema with friend and 3 three children followed by lunch out. When I got back, could not believe someone was out on the allotment, at the back of the house, digging over his plot, he'd dug over quite a lot too, all the other plots had snow patches on them  and then I heard the ice-cream van arrive at the front 

Only Three

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 19:02

Lilies, bleeding heart, strawberries(wouldn't get many strawberries from one plant though)

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:45

LOL.

Driving snow and strong winds here. I ended my day in Chorley and drove home on the A6, the wind was so strong the car kept being blown about, drove a steady 45mph gripping the wheel, wish I'd had your brolly attached to the back bumper figrat, one driver behind was so impatient and drove so close I thought he was going to end up on the back seat  wouldn't have minded but there were plenty of opportunities to over take      

Cucumbers

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:29

If you are potting up from germination stage, I pot the compost up to the first leaves, (not to be confused with the true leaves) and use vermiculite on the surface of the compost making sure it's all around the stem, then water from the bottom but don't wet the compost to saturation point, it only needs to be damp, the vermiculite will go darker as it gets wet so you'll know when the compost has taken up sufficient water.

Anyone oop North started planting yet ?

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 21:35

I've started sowing in doors, stuff like aubergines which need a long growing season and chillies and peppers which take along time to germinate. 

Started sowing veg varieties at the weekend which could have been started in February and have also started sowing toms. Even with heat everything seems to be slow though.     

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 22:14

Bi heck, Bri, no whot ya mean, tork about a storm in a tea cup, life really is too short.

I've said it before...it's nice talking to you guys in Yorkshire. Was it the Olympics or Para- Olmypics..but it was said...if you guys were a country...you guys produced most medal winners...

Have to say better side won in the roses but that's all water under the bridge, Harrogate Flower show is a crowd stopper, whose up on the cricket    

Cucumbers

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 21:39

Hi, Rosa carriola,

I grow cues in a GH bed.

When you say disaster, what do you mean? Did the seedlings die before being planted in their final spot. Damping off can be a problem, water from the bottom to prevent the stems getting wet and use vermiculite on the surface of the pot, this prevents the stems from getting too wet.

When you get to the final potting up stage before planting out use a flimsy pot. When ready to plant out lift the plant out of it's pot, cut the bottom off the pot and replace plant. You can then plant your cues out with the pot which will act as a barrier when watering. Just water the outside of the pot which you plant is in thus preventing the stem from getting wet, hope that makes sense.

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