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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 22:48

A nice wintery day here, a bit chilly but blue skies all the way to Ulverston and back. A quiet day, my freinds three children are all recovering from colds so after a walk round the wild life park they fell asleep on the drive back

Jo. I downsized too when the GH arrived. Newish shed has double doors which most of my tools now hang on and it has fitted shelving, everything goes in but there's little room left for extra stuff. Was thinking along the same lines I need to move the seed trays and smaller pots into GH.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 21:20

Wet and dull again here. Hope it stays fine tomorrow we're going to the Wildlife Park at Ulverston, it's the last free weekend

My shed's also in need of a tidy. Only been in it a few times since October, went in for something at the weekend and stuff is piled to the door. Cardboard boxes for the recycle seem to be taking up most room. Discovered a string of onions in there too     

Help with creating new border

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 23:48

Aldi have in previous years sold packs of three shrubs for about £5. They usually go on sale in March/April time.

Seed swap

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 23:35

I grew Irish Eyes, Ruby Sunset and Teddy Bear last year, saved some seeds,but the seeds were mixed together so don't know what will grow this year.

Sunflowers are nice as cut flowers and brought into the house.

Seed swap

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 19:36

Bev could I have the sunflowers Brown Eyed Girl and The Bee's Knees please..

Is there anything you want - I've spare annuals, biennials and same perennials along with some veg seeds. If you say which you have a preference for I'll list them.  

Stored home made liquid seaweed feed...

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 23:34

That wasn't the answer I wanted Verdun. Need to think now how to dispose of it.

Lyn. Don't think it kills slugs and snails but spraying plants with liquid seaweed does deter them, you need to start spraying plants early though before snails and slugs become active. I did last year and was slug and snail free until July time, which is when I went on my jollies, came back to an infestation of them. Egg shells and gravel worked in the GH though and continued to work through out last year.

Moving flowers...

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 22:52

bunnysgarden. I've found growing stuff is a learning curve each time you try something different. There's very little in my GH at present because most stuff I tried died during the winters of 2010 and 2011.

Nothing tried, nothing gained, use the spare bed this year as a nursery bed. Stuff does fair better in the ground rather than in pots if hardy.  

Moving flowers...

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 22:11

Thanks nutcutlet. Means, I can grow pretty much any veg in their place and move them when the flower beds have been mulched, probably in a couple of months. What ever nibbled the bellis did it in about October time.

Bunnysgarden. Found a nursery bed really handy. Grew veg in it during the summer last year and after the crops had been harvested the soil was bare. I've tried unsuccessfully to grow flowers from seed sown in Jan/Feb/Mar but hardy seedlings have done well in GH over winter, providing it's not to sever. So last year sowed stuff which flowered in their second year a month earlier than what it said on the packet (I'm in the North) it's been a bit hit and miss, some stuff didn't get to be planted out but I've also parsley which has over wintered well and there's viola's in the bed along with some alpine strawberries sown late last year.

Think I planted them out Sept/Oct time. 

Stored home made liquid seaweed feed...

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 21:40

I have some cartons of liquid seaweed feed along with a bin 1/3 full of the stuff, left over from last year. Shudder to think what it must smell like.

How long does it keep for? Is it better to make a fresh batch and dispose of this lot? The seaweed was taken out of the bin last year so it's just fluid in there now.

Moving flowers...

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 21:24

 I planted seedlings of Bellis, Sweet William and foxglove in a nursery bed last year to over winter with the intention of planting them into the flower bed this year. They look healthy, although the bellis have holes in their leaves, I thought it was slug damage but not so sure now as slugs don't leave perfect round holes

I'm going to grow veg in their current spot so it will help to know when they can be moved to help me decide what to grow in their place. When is the best time to transplant them? 

Also any ideas as to what may have left holes in the bellis 

   

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