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hils



Joined: 08 Mar 2005
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Location: Nottingham
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 8:13 am    Post subject: More frost?  Reply with quote    

My seeldings are taking over my bedroom window sill - do you think the last frosts have been?
I need to plant these things out before they go too leggy, (I don't have a green house).
If I cover them do you think they'll be ok? I'm in the midlands - Nottingham.

Regards
Hils

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

According to my map your last frost is in May on average. But presumably not very severe.

hils



Joined: 08 Mar 2005
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Location: Nottingham
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

blimey!
Thanks for looking - sounds like a good map.
I think I've been a bit premature in planting then!
I might have to cart them over to my sisters house - she's got a green house she doesn't use. In fact she doen't use her huge garden because she may encounter spiders! what a waste.

Hils

mrsnesbitt



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

as my nana would say...........
never cast a clout till May is out!

This was when it was safe to
stop wearing a vest
plant anything outside re summerish bedding plants
put up the summer curtains etc.

D

hils



Joined: 08 Mar 2005
Posts: 568
Location: Nottingham
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mrsnesbitt wrote:
as my nana would say...........
never cast a clout till May is out!

This was when it was safe to
stop wearing a vest
plant anything outside re summerish bedding plants
put up the summer curtains etc.

D

Sounds like my nan was - except she would have used a few swear words too!
I may have to quote you today - hope you don't mind.
-summer curtains- must have been very organised lady!

gavin



Joined: 10 Feb 2005
Posts: 93
Location: Leeds, W Yorks
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi hils - what do have on your windowsill?

If it's hardy stuff like brassicas and brozad beans, they could go out very soon. There's folks on our site planting out peas, beans, cabbage, and leeks at the moment.

If it's tender stuff (squashes, tomatoes, sweetcorn) - much too early still.

All best - Gavin

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mrsnesbitt wrote:
as my nana would say...........
never cast a clout till May is out!

This was when it was safe to
stop wearing a vest
plant anything outside re summerish bedding plants
put up the summer curtains etc.

D


Aah. But your nana was talking about the hawthorn trees (May blossom) not the month of May.
Mind you, there is no sign of that here either, so probably best to keep my vest on

Nanny



Joined: 17 Feb 2005
Posts: 4520
Location: carms in wales
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 11:41 am    Post subject: last frost Reply with quote    

i understood that a clout was in fact like a breech/loin cloth

i could neve understand why you would want to go commando before june anyway

or indeed at all

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