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Howay man pet. Oh gawd, it's that time of night when I am revealing my Geordie leek-growing roots and what I call every woman from my mother to my granddaugther, so please do not take offence. Like Verdun, I can't see the pic, but I reckon your BF has got the gardening bug. That is good. He's done it in good time for the ground to settle and should be applauded. Anyway, if you're worried, I'm sure you can "prepare" the ground in the next couple of weeks which will make him thnk you are appreciative. Red Dahlia, eh? I take it you're not the Bishop of LLandaff then?
To be honest Verdun, I'm not a football fan at all, never have been. By the way, Sunderland people are "Makems" (as we geordies call them). Geordies are from the Newcastle area, Sunderland is in Wearside, a wonderful area with wonderful people, but a separate culture. And if anyone calls the commentator on Big Brother a "Geordie" they're more wrong, as he's a Teessider, from Middlesbrough area - even further South...somewhere I've worked and loved at the time, but another different culture. Seriously, North-East England is a minefield (and we've even missed out Durham in the middle!)
Anyway, I'm an adopted Cumbrian now, so I've taken my native leek/onion growing culture to the Furness Peninsula, but have never got used to the higher rainfall/snails
hope that helps, if you want to know how to do this message me
I think you should think up some more garden jobs for him - he's obviously keen!
Red Dahlia - you've obvously got a good'un there - if you can't think of any more jobs at the moment, perhaps you could hire him out?
I think its pretty good that he went out of his own accord and did that. My OH is getting more into gardening now finally and will get excited about doing more than just mowing the lawn. Looking at things in my gardening books and getting a 'oh, thats really nice' or 'could we get one of those' instead of hhmmff mumble mumble.
Mine too, DD. He even bought a clematis for the garden, a real first! He still likes mowing best, though.
I was thinking about getting a garden arch for sweet peas but I don't have a small wall like reddahlia and some others of you. I have 2 small box hedges either side (bit too small at the moment - more like box plants).
Dave the box hedges will be good as they would focus your eye through the arch to whatever was beyond. You could always extend the frame for sweet peas by taking supports along the back of the box (till it's bigger) and giving you a nice 'sweep' of sweet peas. Never had much success with other halves in the garden. One obviously thought a gardening 'fairy' came in the night and did the work and most recent one liked to chop everything to 'a manageable height'. OB- Cumbrian weather very similar to west of Scotland. A wildlife pond for frogs and getting plenty of birds into garden is best way to get rid of the slugs I find. I mean the feathery kind....
Yeah Fig, I have a patio then grass little mock up piccy - (not included the borders but you get the idea)
Verdun, what type of carrot was that?