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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #735 on: November 29, 2019, 13:32:39 PM »
The chilli plants in the greenhouse have gone to sleep. So I have them a hard prune, dusted the cuts with cinnamon and covered that in Blue Tack. I also tipped the pots on their sides and scraped off the top layer of packed sharp sand. Hopefully that'll get rid of most of any aphid eggs. A dusting with diatomaceous earth should shred any that hatch. The best JMOA Scotch Bonnet plant is in a fleece bag in the downstairs loo to see if it'll over-winter that way. After a light clean of the greenhouse, I moved the Giant Peruvian Rocoto inside with only 3 undersized pods falling off.

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #736 on: January 08, 2020, 14:25:26 PM »
Planted 60 mixed tulips, 10 hyacinth and 20 crocus that a kind neighbour found for me. Very late, but the ground still thinks it's autumn.

Lobelia and Campanula are still in flower out there!  :o

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #737 on: January 30, 2020, 16:39:23 PM »
Potted an Aronia and Quince that I had air-layered. The roots formed were abundant.

Also shoved Blackcurrant prunings into pots to form new plants for several neighbours.


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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #738 on: January 31, 2020, 17:07:56 PM »
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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #739 on: January 31, 2020, 18:34:03 PM »
Crocuses up, bluebells and tulips have showed their noses.

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #740 on: February 08, 2020, 21:57:23 PM »
The flat downstairs has daffodils in the front garden. They are out, not only the tete a tete which are early, but larger ones too. My tulips are half-grown and my mid-season daffs will be in flower in a week. Pussy willow is flowering, the catkins on the hazel have dropped off a month early, and there are celandines in flower by the river banks. Everything is about a month early.
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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #741 on: March 12, 2020, 16:51:01 PM »
Pruned the blackcurrants and jasmine between downpours.

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #742 on: March 13, 2020, 13:49:46 PM »
Pruned the blackberries, goji, redcurrants and grapevine. Very late but the weather has been holding me back.

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #743 on: March 30, 2020, 14:15:31 PM »
All the chillies and tomatoes have sprouted, so they are now out of the heated propagator and under lights in the living room.

Potatoes into trays to chit in the greenhouse.