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Posted: 17/08/2012 at 21:18

donutsmrs-mine didn't do well at all. October sown one's, went through the winter and were looking fab in the spring, best I'd ever grown but I had so much other stuff to plant out by mid spring they'd become a tangled mess. Untangled some, but they never really recovered and when the flower stems started to grow curly, as they were grown to cut I gave up, composted them and planted something else in their place.        

May sow them again in October for next year as I've some seeds left but the jury's still out on that one.

Spring Bulbs

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 21:04

Tim-I bought Christmas cards in January, a box of really expensive looking one's at half price  I'm usually writing them out to catch the last post though

Booth's are cashing in on spring bulbs, they had them in earlier this week, worth a look if you grow in small quantities - 3 packs for £5 or roughly 3 for the price of 2.

August in your garden...

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 20:36

LillyL loved your pics, liked the sunflowers mine didn't do nearly as well. Particularly liked the second from last picture.

Hi, Bev. Thanks for sharing your garden. Such alot of plants.

black peppers

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:40

Black patchy mould doesn't sound good. Does the mould come off when you run you finger on it?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:36

It was a nice day here, well, at least it was this morning. It was fine at tea time too, just enough time to water the GH before a down pour.

Frank-checked for road works on the A66, looks like it's open with some delays so  shall take my chances 

black peppers

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:24

Depending on the variety peppers usually go from green to black before they turn red, one of life's wonders

potato sack compost

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:21

Chris-depending where you live July/August is the time to plant xmas spuds, plant them any later and the tubers don't have time to grow to a reasonable size before the first frost, earth them up as you would spring planted spuds. I planted mine in July and have started to earth up.


Identification needed

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 21:34

It hasn't worked, thought it would be a link - if you google the above it is a site which asks Q's about the characteristics of the caterpillar then arrives at a number of possibilties with pictures.


Hope it helps.  

Identification needed

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 21:31

Hi, hope this works - you might find the answer here;

Caterpillars -- identification guide -- Discover Life

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 20:50

Joe- we got the storm at about 3.30ish, it went very dark and boy was it heavy. Got home at tea time to find all the seedling trays over flowing with water. Fortunatley alot of stuff recently planted out is covered so it hasn't gone sailing out of the garden.

It's been windy too, traffic was down to 40mph on the M6 near Skem. 

I'm in your part of the country on Friday Frank, hope the A66 is open, it's due to close for road works.      

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