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Seed swap

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 20:01

Gardengirl. yours are packed and will send tomorrow.  

Seed swap

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 21:36

Will send the Shasta daisy.

Tasty and unusual fruit

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 20:31

Pineberries taste like pineapples, it's a strawberry though.

   

A to Z of gardening

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 20:17

Thanks, Steve, didn't realise, I'm gonna have to catch up with tecnology before I get really left behind was thinking of getting one of those tablets but need my neice to explain it You can get the internet on my TV but how...I've yet to work out 

Seed swap

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 20:06

The autumn leek seeds would be fine. 

Periennial seeds are - Viola, Veronica, Shasta Daisy, Verbena and  Echinacea.

Also Christmas tree seeds - Norway spruce, happy to give those away, can't imagine I'd grow a tree in my life time .

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 19:11

Verdun. I've found most flowers sown here in the NW at this time of year don't usually germinate unless sown indoors and then you need to nurture them until the last of the frost before planting out which is why I started to sow hardy stuff before the on set of Winter and planted  them out in Autumn.

In the GH, Cornflower survived the Winter of 2010 but not 2011, we've had a mild winter this time, by all means try but if you aren't successful then consider sowing in Autumn next year. Cornflower can't cope with their pots being frozen.

A to Z of gardening

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 18:36

Agree with Paul. 

..although the dead heading competition wasn't the best, it only took up a small proportion of the programme...I still liked 'D'... each to their own....and there's still ' E to Z' to go    

Seed swap

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 17:12

Gardengirl. I've already bought my veg seeds for this year but beetroot -boltardy is a reliable cropper, was trying different varities this time, but if free in a swap,.. I'd like those and would like to try growing leeks from seed...usually get those as plugs.

I've some biennial and perennial flower seeds to swap if you are interested.

  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 16:42

Rain in the night which has cleared all the snow. At times windy but on the whole a pleasant day. It was nice to get out into the garden, first time in weeks.

Planted up some more garlic into modules, the lot planted in October hasn't even developed roots so thought I'd try again before the last frost, started this lot indoors and they've thick roots with shoots coming through.

Always been lucky with manure, no seeds in it. I've Lots of bulbs coming through, the labels have blown away though  but me thinks crocus, dafs and tulips are coming up along with blue bells in front garden.  

Belis, Sweet William and foxglove, planted out last year have all survived the snow. Really pleased with the foxgloves, unless something disastrous happens they should put on a good show later in the year, fingers crossed. Some stuff has died in the GH, there's cornflower and sweet pea doing well. For-get-me-nots not looking good though, bring on Spring.   

What veggies are you planning on growing 2013?

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 22:00

You can never grow enough peas, so nice freshly picked. I did mooli for the second time last year and found they like cooler weather best sown straight in the ground too and thinned out. First year they were planted to be a mid summer harvest and most bolted. Second year I sowed them in a raised frame on top of the veg plot just in bought compost to be harvested in June, covered by cloches till late April and some were as long as carrots.

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