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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 17:51

LOL at Dove and Verdun.

I've seen a ladybird in the kitchen and quite a few whilst digging up brambles on the allotment.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 17:34

Lovely afternoon here, the sun came out to play and the sky was blue.


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 17:30

Scott. The neighbour is the owner and problems with him are historical, was going to wait and see if he knocks on my door this week to discuss the fence, if not was gonig to knock on his door with a friend.The panel is part behind the shed and is more of a problem for him than me. The local PCSO might be worth a try.

Went down to the new allotment yesterday and most of the stuff/rubbish I'd piled at the top of the plot, despite being weighted down had disappeared, in the wind no doubt, retrieved what I could and started a new pile.


Talkback: Sowing tomato seed

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 19:16

I've still got some deeeelish tomato chutney left from last year.

I've quite a few different tomato varieties this year, some are unsown seeds from previous years with new one's added. I just don't have enough room in the GH to house them all though so it will be one plant each of the best sown from seed. New one's are Ildi and Prune noire, the latter were seeds purchased in France. Tigerlla, Cerise, Golden Sunrise for the GH, the list could go on...and Tumbling Tom for hanging baskets.   

Good luck with your trials Marion. 


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 18:50

We didn't have it too bad here, Wednesday was worse.

Part of the neighbours fence has blown into my garden so I had a lock fitted to the back gate today, which sounds really unchristian but he's the neighbour from hell, usually very rude and obnoxious, Don't know how it will be repaired as he has a trellis built in front of it and I have a shed and trellis 1ft into my garden. It's his fence and previous communications has gone through the council or police.

He can be very intimidating, I don't want him waiting till I'm out at work to do any repairs either, at least this way he will need to knock on my door and we can arrange a time when I'm at home. He knows the fence has blown in as he was out today whilst the lock was being fitted. Here's hoping he will be reasonable, hell may freeze over first though.      


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 18:29

I'm in Lancashire and don't plant till the last forcast frost, sometimes that can be late March beginning of April time. 

Cucumber seed

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:03

What else do you plan to grow this year.

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:52

Our local tip has CCTV and you aren't allowed to take anything away, even your own stuff if you change your mind after depositing it... that's a short story...I was speechless after asking for some plastic plant pots someone had left.


Talkback: Veg seed storage times

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:09

I've a packet of sunflowers seeds which should have been sown by 2010 and still looking good. They germinated last year and the last of them will be sown this year.

Wind damage, greenhouse

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 19:55

Sorry to hear about your GH. The winds are back tomorrow in our part of the world Perki but the gusts won't be as strong.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
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Poorly dwarf apple tree

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Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Growing globe artichokes...

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Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

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Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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Thought I start as new compost thread. 2013 from what I recall wasn't a particularly good year for compost,  
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I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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Advent calendar prize draw...

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...

After saying I wasn't going to grow them several weeks ago I picked up 12 plants from the nearly dead section of a store.... 
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How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
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Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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Td immunisations...

I was reading through the infor from the alloment association on the site where I have a plot... 
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'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

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