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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:45

LOL.

Driving snow and strong winds here. I ended my day in Chorley and drove home on the A6, the wind was so strong the car kept being blown about, drove a steady 45mph gripping the wheel, wish I'd had your brolly attached to the back bumper figrat, one driver behind was so impatient and drove so close I thought he was going to end up on the back seat  wouldn't have minded but there were plenty of opportunities to over take      

Cucumbers

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:29

If you are potting up from germination stage, I pot the compost up to the first leaves, (not to be confused with the true leaves) and use vermiculite on the surface of the compost making sure it's all around the stem, then water from the bottom but don't wet the compost to saturation point, it only needs to be damp, the vermiculite will go darker as it gets wet so you'll know when the compost has taken up sufficient water.

Anyone oop North started planting yet ?

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 21:35

I've started sowing in doors, stuff like aubergines which need a long growing season and chillies and peppers which take along time to germinate. 

Started sowing veg varieties at the weekend which could have been started in February and have also started sowing toms. Even with heat everything seems to be slow though.     

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 22:14

Bi heck, Bri, no whot ya mean, tork about a storm in a tea cup, life really is too short.

I've said it before...it's nice talking to you guys in Yorkshire. Was it the Olympics or Para- Olmypics..but it was said...if you guys were a country...you guys produced most medal winners...

Have to say better side won in the roses but that's all water under the bridge, Harrogate Flower show is a crowd stopper, whose up on the cricket    

Cucumbers

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 21:39

Hi, Rosa carriola,

I grow cues in a GH bed.

When you say disaster, what do you mean? Did the seedlings die before being planted in their final spot. Damping off can be a problem, water from the bottom to prevent the stems getting wet and use vermiculite on the surface of the pot, this prevents the stems from getting too wet.

When you get to the final potting up stage before planting out use a flimsy pot. When ready to plant out lift the plant out of it's pot, cut the bottom off the pot and replace plant. You can then plant your cues out with the pot which will act as a barrier when watering. Just water the outside of the pot which you plant is in thus preventing the stem from getting wet, hope that makes sense.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 20:17

Any reason why it can't be called the good morning thread to keep everyone happy with an explanation to say...this is the good morning thread...where we say hello at the start of the day...wellcoming new and old poster ( before I'm inundated with posters saying...that's an ageist comment Zoomer , I'm not referring to age)

May have missed something here....but...come on you guys lighten up...

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 19:59

Good idea for a thread, I'm usually at work during the week, up at 6am and then out by 8am  looking forward to my retirement, but the goal posts keep changing so don't know when that will be.

Will join in at weekends, happy gardening.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 18:57

It seemed alot warmer here today, there was definitely some heat in the GH when I went in there after lunch to sow seeds, unfortunatly be teatime it was chilly again.

The plastic GH is now up, which always makes me feel like spring has arrived even if there's frost on the ground every morning. Bought a new plastic cover but the old one lasted well, I'm sure it was 4 or 5 yrs old, it was being was being held together by tape though 

Under a conifer

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 22:02

I had two huge conifers in my garden as tall as the house.

This doesn't answer your Q as the plants aren't evergreen but blue bells, strawberries and chinese lanterns grew for Britain in their roots.

prenial flowers for cutting

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 21:34

 Sorry Cody forgot you are 10.

Have you thought about growing a bed of sunflowers, they aren't perennials but you can grow small varieties which only grow to 3ft, 4ft and 5ft. They attract birds and when they flower the heads can be saved and dried out for their seeds to feed birds over winter.  

There are some perennial herbs which flower, chives have lilac flowers.

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