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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Mother Hen

22 March 2010 12:31:50
3 Hippeastrums in a pot

3 Hippeastrums in a pot

I've put a tray of Cosmos out in the greenhouse.

But, after Jacinta's experience yesterday, I'm like a mother hen checking it every so often.

Need to do some non gardening stuff now.


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unagrant unagrant 22 March 2010 12:39:49

Lovely display.  I'm so nervous about putting anything out yet.  Rachel my cosmos look a bit very fragile looking never done them before so not sure waht to expect.


Gismo1981 Gismo1981 22 March 2010 13:47:16

I dont think the weather is as good today, it certainly isnt up here in Laois :O(


J.D. J.D. 22 March 2010 17:51:10

Hope they are still alive.


Clara Clara 22 March 2010 18:02:14

Well done they look great lovely colours


Lìga Lìga 22 March 2010 18:39:53

I love that one with white stripes,,beautiful!


fran m fran m 22 March 2010 19:31:35

Well done, they look great.


Rachel Rachel 22 March 2010 23:44:15

Una, cosmos seedlings regularly look bendy and whispy and flop all over the place for a good while. They will get sturdy and stand up in the end - have faith. Don't throw them out because they are too leggy!

My cosmos did okay today in the greenhouse. I did adjust the windows so they were in no direct draught and water them during the day. I'm chancing them out there tonight. I have found cosmos do okay down to 5 degrees in the greenhouse. Will let you know how they get on tomorrow.


unagrant unagrant 23 March 2010 12:43:18

Thanks Rachel, when I looked at them this morning they actually look o.k.  I will keep the faith.  I'm sure your glad to be able to get some of your seedlings out to the greenhouse.  Fingers crossed.


Myrtle Myrtle 23 March 2010 13:34:00

When I read your title I thought you had already got your hens!


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