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by Primrose
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 119
Views: 2667

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

Everybody is talking about "the lost year" we've all suffered as a result of Coronavirus and in many ways of course that is true but actually on a gardening and growing front activities have very much continued as normal haven,t they? Crops have still been sown, cultivated and harvested, s...
by Primrose
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How many pots do you have?
Replies: 15
Views: 221

Re: How many pots do you have?

Our potting shed area has just undergone a major clear out. Forty years of surplus accumulated pots have just been disposed of. The remainder, and i still have plenty are all nicely categorised and stacked. (But mostly alas still unwashed!!) That,s a job for a warmer sunny day.
by Primrose
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: PEACE AND QUIET
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: PEACE AND QUIET

Well there are those who complain about the noise of the dawn chorus at 5 am, in"normal" times they would have to chirp extra loudly to outdo the sound of distant jet engines revving up for early flights out of Heathrow !
by Primrose
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: PEACE AND QUIET
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: PEACE AND QUIET

We don,t have an allotment Compo but some of our neighbours have an over attraction to Bollywood music, vroom vroom noisy motor cars and other distractions and another neighbours leaves her kitchen doors open whilst playing The Archer at full volume. I suspect nobody would appreciate my own preferen...
by Primrose
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: This year's new trial!
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: This year's new trial!

Thanks Monika and Retropants. If I had lots more growing time left in me to make it worthwhile buying the protective frame I would but as now I'm relying on my non-gardening husband for help so need to keep things simple and uncomplicated. Retropants. I do find the camouflage system works quite well...
by Primrose
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Happy Birthday.

Dear Johnboy, How lovely to have such a detailed update from you. You're clearly solving the UK's climate change programme almost single handed with your tree planting initiative and are to be congratulated on being part of such a worthwhile cause. I love the idea of leaving such a lasting legacy af...
by Primrose
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Sowing outdoor tomatoes
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Sowing outdoor tomatoes

Yes those square bottles with the bases chopped off make really good protective cloches. I just slip one over each stake when its cold and on the warm days they can just be slid up the stake just far enough & down again to rest between the stake and the plant. However it's a bother storing the 3...
by Primrose
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Sowing outdoor tomatoes
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Sowing outdoor tomatoes

Has anybody started sowing their outdoor tomato seeds yet?
Every year I still seem to have sowed them too early and end up having to protect them.
When is the earliest date to be safe?
Sowing on a wide indoor widow sill so warmer than a greenhouse.
by Primrose
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 119
Views: 2667

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

I suspect it's sadly going to affect this year's fruit crop too . A lot of blossom will have been damaged.
by Primrose
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 119
Views: 2667

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

Oh how frustrating to have waited through the dreary days of winter for my lovely white magnolia Stellata to bloom and then to have its glory trashed and wiped out by last night's frost. Somehow there is nothing more depressing to the eye than a mass of dying brown magnolia blossoms! I have obviousl...
by Primrose
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Happy Birthday.

Many Happy Returns Johnboy. May the sun shine for you and hope you have a pleasant day.
by Primrose
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How many pots do you have?
Replies: 15
Views: 221

Re: How many pots do you have?

As usual Sally some very helpful thoughts and hints which I'll bear in mind when the grand "sort out" takes place. We usually have a fund raising "seed swap and plant sale" day for our village library so thw point about not putting surplus plants into pot sizes you will later nee...
by Primrose
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How many pots do you have?
Replies: 15
Views: 221

Re: How many pots do you have?

:THANKS GEOFF ,!!!

That makes me feel much better. I can't match your display but my husband may begin to wish he'd kept quiet when I show him your ohoto and suggest he builds me a nice storage and display cabinet like yours !!! : :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Primrose
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How many pots do you have?
Replies: 15
Views: 221

How many pots do you have?

My husband was lightly grumbling the other day about the number of pots I have stored, admittedly not very tidily in my potting shed area . He,s probably right and I do need to have a sort out but at this time of year you always seem to need extras for surplus seedlings. I,m loathe to have a clear o...
by Primrose
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 119
Views: 2667

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

too right OH althiugh these days it would probably have to be me standing on the sidelines directing operations which is an eminently frustrating position in which to find yourself as nobody does it quite like you would do yourself. Mr Primrose just dumps a plant in a hole and ci sidera jib done. . ...

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