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Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 16:01

It's been snowing here in Lancashire for most of the afternoon, not heavy though and it isn't sticking.  

What we are doing this week

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 15:56

It's snowing here.

I went to the GC today, their half price sale wasn't up to much, there were only Christmas decorations left.  I bought a couple of dahlias, some onion sets and some spuds to chit.    

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 15:47

It's been snowing here in the NW for most of the afternoon, it's not particularly heavy though and isn't sticking. There's more forecast for tomorrow.

So much for cycling, I've been out to the GC instead and bought some more garlic, the garlic planted in November isn't showing any shoots.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 19:09

A nice Winters day here in this part of the NW. The sun was low though, which made it difficult driving.

The garden was dug over on October with heaps of muck and leaf compost, so not much going on there at present.

There were alot of walkers out in the Trough of Bowland today, probably due to the mild weather, if the weather stays the same tomorrow I'm threatening to go out on the bike

What we are doing this week

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 20:34

Love your ornaments.

Not alot on my 'to do list' in the garden at present. Came home to a fence panel blown in mid week and had a chat with the neighbour about replacing all the panels, their house is rented so need to contact the landlord this week, don't see any problems, it's not a huge, long fence.

Tomorrow, I plan to have lunch at the Barn in Scorton, found a NG voucher before Christmas after a good clear out, hope it's still valid and can spend it in their 'nick nack' section.   

Talkback: Growing chillies from seed

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 22:24

I'm in your camp maggie-1, can't wait, but wary of starting things too early.

Plants like chillies, peppers and aubergines, if grown from seed, need an early start, as some varieties need a long growing season to rippen and produce fruit, which can take until October .

You need to take into account plants sown early can't go out till the last forcast frost which for many is April in an unheated GH and possibly May for those in the North. If there's a chill plants stop growing...

Wait...

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 20:16

Damp and chilly in this part of the NW today with frost in the air tonight.

Might need sno trax here, there's still chance of snow, before the weather gets warmer, Rain.  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 19:26

Most have 3 prs of leaves David, some were nipped earlier in December and have side shoots but I'm not worried about them, so will wait for a milder spell to nip any more.

The penny has finally dropped regarding mollycoddling, I've foxglove and parsley doing well in the garden with no TLC.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 16:44

Thanks LG.

I had a good old moan about B & Q's grow bags early last year but purchased a large split bag, of their Verve multipurpose Compost at the end of the year and found it to be very good, didn't use it for seed sowing though.   

Getting a good seed sowing compost to start seeds indoors seems almost like a lottery...some dry like concrete in the propagator.... so will look out for the Gardening Which mag. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 16:21

My sweet pea look to have grown about an inch whilst I've been away, they look healthy though and aren't leggy, will it do them any harm to nip off the tips.

Fingers crossed, this could be the first winter I've gone through without any casualties.   

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