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Lost and found in your garden

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:00

I'v some lost plants not yet found, a hosta, I know where it was planted and last year it did put out a few leaves but it's not there now, couldn't find it when turning over the soil. I've two more in another part of the garden planted as bare roots last year but the grounds swallowed those up too.  Also lost a 'Bleeding Heart'. Three were planted but only two coming up this year and one of those is a little reluctant.

Have at least four prs of secatuers, the shed eats those. Bought a pink handled pr but they are already lost and likely not to be found until the shed gets it's next clear out.  

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 19:35

 Now if I told you that Sam, I'd have to shoot you either that...or... I'd be shot down myself

Not caught up on todays events but it wasn't very pleasant yesterday, I was thinking of taking a break from the forum. Don't think posters realise the impact these negative intersctions are having on poster who just come on site to talk 'gardening'.

Seems, there are quite alot of issues  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 19:14

Visited big brother this morning. He's had his spuds in the GH for weeks and they were romping away, so on the strength of that, bit the bullet and planted the first spuds of the year, two bags are tucked up now in the GH. Onions also went out with a small space left for leeks.

Potted up lots of seedlings and planted out cornflowers which were begining to get a bit pot bound. Very productive day.   

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 23:38

Lovely day here, in the NW. 

Aintree in Liverpool was baked in sunshine.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 22:44

Been to the races, not at all like you see it on the telly. A 1st and 2 seconds helped make the day memorable. Romped home 2nd in the National with an each way bet.

On the way home had a meal and cocktails in Ormskirk.

tattianna - The Red Arrows once flew over an afternoon bar-be-cue, I went to on a NATO base in Dusseldorf to welcome the troops back, if I remember correctly,  from Kuwait and then joined the bar-b-cue after landing, another memorable day. 

 

Soil improvement

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:39

Is there anything wrong with double digging in mushroom compost to improve the soil and providing a good base for new plants, happy to be wrong  but did that with a clay bed and plants are now thriving.

Carrots in tubs

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:44

If you plan to just grow a few carrots in tubs with your gran-daughter they do well just in multi purpose compost. If all the seeds are sown at once, thin out the emerging seedlings because the carrots won't have room to grow under ground and will compete against each other. 

Wait till it's a little warmer and sow an early cropping variety, these will germinate outside and produce mini carrots which can be picked and scrubbed before cooking. Not huge but they'll be several inches long.

Carrot root fly isn't a problem if sown in pots and picked small.      

What Is Going On With Site??

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:19

 Geoff - you could be deleting for days -

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:07

Lots of white cloud here in the NW, little sun but although it went cool this evening it wasn't as cold as usual.

JD - I'm, beginning to think lots of grow bags is false economy, so am going to opt for a 3 for 2 offer this year, just haven't decided which to get.

Adam- think you should have a lighting up party when the last of the cable is laid.

dahlia cuttings

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 21:44

Pleased to say I've two saved tubers sprouting which is a first for me  and one has two shoots on.

The other four haven't sprouted  so won't be giving up on sowing seeds just yet but if this years sprouting dahlias are successful will branch out to cuttings next year

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