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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 20:55

This part of the NW must have your sun, Jo, as it was another lovely day, no rain or wind and the sky was a meditrainean blue with white cloud this evening. 

The longer evening has made such a difference, got home from work and there was still a couple of hours daylight left to enjoy the garden.  

Hope it's nice on Saturday, going to the Nationalno gardening for me.   

is will you use the extra hour next weekend

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 00:23

Sweet pepper seed germination - epic failure!

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 00:22

I've only had about 50% germination this year. Some sown on 23rd, 19th and 3rd March. Sowed some chillies on 24th February and they are only now, just showing true leaves.

I'm sure last year they were all potted up and waiting on the dining room table to go outdoors by mid April.

There's still time to sow more or buy some plug plants, you may not get the one's you want though.   

is will you use the extra hour next weekend

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 20:56

Sorry, Verbun, was scim reading. How can anyone not like chocolate

Sowing seeds in toilet rolls

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 20:21

Apart from sowing the usual - sweet pea, beans and pea's I'm going to sink some leggy sunflowers in them.

About 12 rolls fit into the small seed trays and although the rolls go soggy they don't flop over if packeted in snuggly.

I've found they don't rot down very quickly in the ground, so discard the roll when planting out.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 20:05

Another sunny day and not a rain cloud in sight here in the NW.

B & Q had a sale, 3 for 2 in the paint section, so saved over £15 on wood preserve and paint for the sheds, one happy bunny.

On such a nice day, didn't feel much like painting though so had a general tidy round and did some potting up.  

aldi easter monday.

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 19:44

Normally get some good buys from Aldi, dsapointed today, as the plug plants were all nearly dead. Not worth getting any of the vegs but I did get some discounted lobelia and marigolds. After a good water the lobelia are looking better.

is will you use the extra hour next weekend

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 23:31

Gardengirl - I manged to get some stuff done.

It was always going to be either a lazy day if wet or out in the garden if dry. The fence and trellis are in dire need of attention before spring, springs into action and you can't see the wood for plants. Something of a tedious job painting, the fence is new and neighbour has already painted her side. My side means wood preserve drips onto neighbours newly painted side, so it couldn't just be slapped on. Fortunately we've both gone Oak but mines slightly darker than neighbours and there were some drips.

Running out of wood preserve stopped play but the fence is done, not so sure I want to give it a second coat though 

Verdun. Enjoy your choc.      

I'm the kiss of death to herbs it seems......

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 22:49

I use a lot of herbs in cooking too. One of the advantages of having fresh is you can put hand fulls in. Made an aubergine dish the other day which needed a layer of basil, ever so tasty.

If the seedlings are just keeling over, the problem could be damping off. I find watering from below and sprinkling a layer of vermiculite around the stem helps prevent this. 

Seed swap

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 22:03

Bev. Received my seeds yesterday. Thank you.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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Help...marestail and other nasties...

And I thought brambles and rabbits were going to be the biggest problem... 
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Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends later...it's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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