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Favourite Gardening Books

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 01:27

If truth be known I buy a well known national news paper on Saturday's to read Monty's weekly contribution and read his section in GW.

I've books from  the Dr Hessayon Expert series, A. Tichmarsh and Aura Gardening Guides. Then a random selection written by people like Bob Flowerdew. Couldn't say there's a favourite.  I've found they all give good advise regrading gardening and  getting the best results but struggle to find books which give advise regarding preserving the stuff you grow.

It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 23:31

Dave, surly you mean you were out with zest in your garden, hat, scarf, gloves and a winter snow jacket was needed today in the NW

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 23:22

. Arrrrrrrr .

Cold and dull here, fortunately it didn't rain so the GH got a good clean. The battery has gone on my max/min temp gauge. This is the 2nd one, they only seem to last a year. I can't get the back off to change the battery, it's welded in place  Clearly a selling point which works in favour of the manufacturer

Planting seeds in the greenhouse

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 19:21

Hi, Kirsty. You haven't yet replied What do you want to sow, flowers or veg?

February in Your Garden

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 22:13

Figrat...What a lovely Clematis freckles, mine's been a tab bit disappointing, started to flower in December but a very poor display, there's lots of green leaves though and new growth. 

Clematis jingle bells hasn't been much better and there's alot of dead leaves on that. When do you prune.I can't get my head around pruning clematis .  I've one which flowers in spring and then puts on a show in late summer

Discovered a Christmas rose in flower today,hidden behind a fern. I've little daffs in bud and tulips are coming up really early.  

Planting seeds in the greenhouse

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 21:45

As Geoff has posted..It's still alittle early to sow most seeds, I'd be inclined to wait.

This doesn't answer your Q but If you really want to get ahead of the game with sowing seeds, and I'm thinking for next year, there are some flower seeds which can be sown July/August time and planted out Sept/Oct time to over winter, you would need to check the growing instructions on the packet for each variety. I did this with Foxglove, Bellis and Parsley ( and another but the labels blown away) Planted in a nursery bed, today was spent relocating them round the garden.

Sown Sept/Oct time,(depending where you live), sweetpea will over winter in the GH and I've also had success with cornflowers.   

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 20:01

Warm and sunny here, managed to get all the washing dry. Chilly this evening.

Finally got round to giving the shed a good tidy. So pleased all the pots were washed in the autumn otherwise the job would have taken three times as long. There's been a rogue mouse in there over winter, one or two things had been chewed through.

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 21:45

It's was pleasantly nice in Aberdeen this weekend, sunny and warm today but was reliably informed they can get four seasons in one day at this time of year.

Hoping to get out into the garden this week to sort out the shed and GH and do some sowing indoors 

The Potting Shed.

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 21:19

Asda in Aberdeen are selling 3ft high blue gnomes, they aren't yet in the local Asda to me (England) ...but who knows after Chelsea... 

bolting seedlings

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 00:05

Thanks for the link figrat...thinks... will  be putting capillary matting in the bottom of the propagator this year, I have a problems with the compost drying out

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