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Talkback: Garden seating areas

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 20:37

Bunny. Went back to the local nursery and they had some cheaper log seating in so I bought a two seater, it doesn't have a back but I was planning to place it against the shed and it has two side rests. It's not very chucky either so fits in a treat. Every so pleased it was only £35 and it's light enough to be moved about the garden. Will be treating it with linseed oil this weekend

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 20:19

Dull, wet and windy here. 

Not sown any toms yet, there hasn't been any room in the propagator. I've taken the cover of the chillies though so should have some room in a couple of days. Seedlings on the window ledge are looking OK.  

Disappearing daffodils

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 22:11

I regularly drive past a college/university which has loads of daffs in the grass at the front of the college/university in March/April, this year is no exception all the leaves are appearing...but....they are planted on a hill so presumably it's well drained.

 

onion sets

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 21:46

I've not planted any sets out in the veg garden yet.

You can start sets off in modules and plant out later. I've started mine in modules, some in the house and some in the GH. The house one's, (red)) started shooting after a week so I've brought in a tray of white. The GH one's aren't showing any shoots.

I've also covered an area in the veg plot with a couple of cloches so some can go out early. Was going to start to harden half the red one's off next week with a view to planting them out under the cloches the week after, depends on the weather.  

I've nothing to lose though, if there is a hard frost which kills then, then there'll be enough left to replace any which die.

Please ell me what to do with my summer bulbs!!!

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 21:25

All good advise. I'd been wondering when to plant my gladiolus, nice to know they can be planted anytime now. There are about 40 to 50 bulbs saved from last year, dwarf and tall varieties but all mixed up now, should have labelled them.

Jo/Geoff. Am I right in thinking the smaller bulbs are dwarf gladiolus or can't you tell at this stage. Some are only the size of cherry tomatoes where others are as big as golf balls.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 20:32

Wet and windy here.

I've been sowing seeds in the kitchen it's been so cold outsideA tab bit disappointed with germination. Twelve chilli Apache seeds sown and only three have come up, sadly going leggy whilst I wait for the others to show. Cayenne just two seeds showing, peppers are no better...

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 22:10

David......so pleased with my SP seedlings this year. Kept nipping off extra growth over Winter...grown in the GH, they have had no TLC, not been brought indoors once and nearly all the plants have at least three shoots from one seed...looking really good and healthy...I'm planting as companions along side pea's and beans but any spares will now be planted along side my climbers in a flower bed....when would you advise they can be planted out...

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 21:18

Brr...sounds cold...I've often read your posts and wondered which part of France you were in, just visited 'wikipedia' for Dordogne to see where you are in relation to Agde, you are up the country and to the left, me thinks. 

Been to the place where they make that really nice blue cheese, me thinks that's in your direction

What a difference in climate though from the South Coast, you don't look to be that far inland from Agde but I'm sure it's probably a few hundred miles. We travel over the Pyrenees for duty free's into Spain or Andorra and there's usually snow on the peaks there in early spring and Autumn.    

Climbing plants advice

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 20:40

OK... so what advise do you want

BEST OPTION

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 20:38

Rain. I tried Verve at the start of last year and wasn't impressed either but then by chance at the end of the growing season bought a huge split bag, it was vey good quality....guess it's a lottery....   

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Advent calendar prize draw...

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Glode artichokes, over wintering..

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Td immunisations...

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'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

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Something has been eating my chillies and toms...

Something has been nibbling at my chillies and toms...  
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Soil like dust...

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Q about transplanting fruit bushes...

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Weeds in the GH....

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Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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It's a tab bit early to ask but...

Whose growing Christmas spuds... 
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