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  1. boy is it cold!

    by , 19-02-2008 at 03:20 PM
    Yet again Wilkos has come to the rescue, I'll admit its probably notthe best gardening place in the area, but its so handy when we're shopping at the weekend. My better (in every sense) half goes to do the domestic shopping and I have a wander round the gardening section. A bit disappointed that I can't find the sugar snap peas in there mentioned in the last issue of the magazine but they did have horticultural fleece.

    Now I've never used this before, never had any need to, but ...
  2. Hello

    by , 18-02-2008 at 04:07 PM

    This is my first post on anything like this. I started my vege growing properly last year, I hounded my fiance for a greenhouse which I received 6 weeks after my birthday last year, I had already started off most seeds in my mini plastic greenhouse. I started rather late though, and by the time we'd finished the raised beds it was June, but still planted sweetcorn (which dies with the frost), purple sprouting broccoli(still eating now), spinach, cabbages(don't like them so not ...
  3. The mildest winter in ages... not!

    by , 16-02-2008 at 04:43 PM
    Forget all this rubbish about "the mildest February ever, ever, ever..." we've had some of the hardest frosts for years. Some of the garden soil has not thawed at all in the daylight hours.

    And the same happened in December.

    It has been sunny during the day, but the nights are really vicious.

    And I still have to listen to people on the train who say "oooh! It's so warm... that's climate change".

    If you were a seedling ...
  4. fFrosty morning on the plot

    by , 16-02-2008 at 08:08 AM
    Attachment 22928here are the first photos of my plot on a Saturday frosty morning. You may be able to see my 10 wheel barrow.

    Attachment 22929

    This is the forst of my raised beds that measure 10ft x 4ft.

    Attachment 22930
  5. New to this

    by , 15-02-2008 at 10:30 AM
    Hi every one,
    I have just got back after a month in Almunecar Spain while there we ate a fruit called a custard apple which was very nice.
    I of course collected the seed and brought them home.
    I turned on my pc and endded up joining this site so here goes hope to here from other members.

    bye for now Graham.