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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 22:05

Woke up to a snow covered car this morning, well not litrally. like I don't park the car in the bedroom or sleep on the pavement but there was a layering of snow on the ground outside.

Chilly and cold out but tropical in the office, this should really be on the rant thread but what is it with people who turn up the heating to full even though there's a thermostat which keeps the heating at a more comfortable level. One day someone had put the electric heater on full and left it on when they left the office. It was like stepping off a plane into the Sahara that day when you walked into the office.      

Offers

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:40

Sounds a good offer but with all the seeds I've sown this year and plants over wintered there wouldn't be room for 24 begonias.

I'd be inclined to purchase one or two good sized plants.  

Plug plants ,How much perlite to add to multi purpose compost ?

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:32

I put alot less in, nearer 25/75. 

Aldi garden stuff

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:27

So tempted to cheat and buy some aubergine and pepper plants. The one's I've sown are so slow and every so tiny. 

is will you use the extra hour next weekend

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 21:33

Help. I'm not getting any responses on e-mail to threads I've contributed to

Today there were none even though I've contributed to this threadI've ticked the box at the bottom saying  - e-mail when a response is made? 

Forum names

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 23:35

Guess my user name could conjure up someone always in a rush who whizzes along getting everything done at break neck speed, sorry to disappoint, I'm more laid back and reclining than the name suggests.

To cut to the chase, one evening whilst reminiscing with family, saying how grand life had turned out, we got to talking about what we were like as children. I'm the youngest of five and apparently when learning to talk couldn't pronounce my name, so would announce to everyone, much to their amusment, I was called Loomer. At about the same time as this family gathering, people were just starting to e-mail but not always using their real name, the internet, me thinks hadn't been invented then, we had a very amusing evening saying what each other should call themselves on e-mail

When I first signed up on a garden forum, didn't know much about gardening and Loomer was not a name I was about to sign up asso thought of something which rhymed, Bloomer wasn't even in the stakes, so it was Zoomer.       

potatoes

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 20:46

Mine have been chitting since January, some were bought at a potato fair and although most have longish shoots (2inches)it's all healthy growth.

I usually plant about Easter time, last year the weather was glorious. I'll be waiting this time for warmer weather, better to wait than risk losing them to frost.

Painting a trellis...

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 21:55

The trellis should have been treated when it went up about 2yrs or so ago but wasn't. It's free standing about a ft in from the fence with a ft wide slate path behind, so accessible from behind.

Ivy and honey suckle aren't well established on the trellis so could easily be untwined. There's a potato plant whose branches can't be untwined but me thought it would be ok if these got a little wood stain on. I'm happy to prune the Lavatera down, it's a rigourous plant and will survive a sever pruning.

Here's the problem... I'm not sure when to prune back clematis...Freckles and jingle bells  are well established, both evergreen and cover the middle section of the trellis, they're just coming to the end of flowering and look really lush. There is also a summer flowering clematis grown in between them to flower between May and September which looks almost dead but has started to put out shoots and grows in the branches of freckles and jingle bells.

The Q is , the trellis needs painting and the clematis will need to be cut back/pruned, can this be done now and how far back can they be pruned...

is will you use the extra hour next weekend

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 20:46

LOL. Busy-Lizzie. Have a nice Easter, sounds like yours will be fun if not exhausting.

The extra hour means I'll get home every night in daylight and this time last year liked spending an hour or so in the garden just winding down and reading the paper, if the weather doesn't warm up I might find myself sat in the GH with a coat on reading the paper

Seed swap

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 20:15

Hi, Bev,

Can I have the Snake Gourds please, thought I had some seeds from last year but they must have been sown. Hopefully I'll have better luck with them this time around, not a single gourd last year.

 

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Has anyone won anything.... 
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Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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Anyone grow globe artichokes...

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How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

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Td immunisations...

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My neighbour has a 'mile as minute' climber growing along the fence... 
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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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