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OH is walking up and down street collecting wood from kind neighbour, Just hope he looks after the wheelbarrow

March 1st Friday - Day to change avatar - that requires thinking about as still only snowdrops out


I have been to the shops-am now a proud processor of 330 litres of compost for under £11-happy bunny-smug-smiley

Ooh the Queen-unearthing the ancestors



Sciving then Dean?

Brilliant sunshine here today- thxs Bunny for sending it further down M6.

Having a quick snack then the sweetpea seeds & dahlia tubers await in the greenhouse.

Back later, J.

Miss Becks

You're all set to go then Geoff!

Gary Hobson

Surprise parcel has been unpacked and explored.

I ordered some plants from Crocus on Sunday. It's the first time I've tried them. The order confimation said that delivery would be approx 2 weeks. They must have despatched the parcel the next day, because it arrived on Tuesday. They were very well packed..




I can see someone playing houses later or on sentry duty


The camellia I had yesterday was packed so tightly with bubble wrap and stuff - didn't think of taking a photo - did think though that as I orderd it on Sunday and it came yesterday it is perhaps worth going to specialist growers. Have had lovely stuff from Crocus as well. One thing did not grow so sent a photo and had a quick replacement

What are they Gary - fruit?


Hello fellow forkers.

Just popping in for afternoon registration. Busy all day so can't join in really.

Gary, that parcel looks enormous!

Sunflowers always make me smile too, I was just looking at photos of mine from last year.

Have a good rest of day - we're still under a cold dank cloud blanket here.

Gary Hobson

By buying mail order you get a much wider choice of things, that are simply not available locally.

I only grow the choicest and most select plants. 

I know that some people have trouble growing this one, but I like a challenge

The sun has just arrived here. All systems are go.
Jean Genie
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I can see someone playing houses later or on sentry duty

Still got sun - lovely jublee . Spot of lunch and then back to.

2 more fronds on my sundew and seed discs well and truly up

I is a happy bunny.

So, come on Gary - what are they ?

Jean Genie

 Why has my post appeared in blue ?

And that should have read back to tt ( garden )

Never heard of that Gary .


So it's a knot weed 

Looks pretty though, hope you have lots of space

Gary Hobson

Fallopia = Russian vine.

Named after an Italian Professor - Gabriele Falloppi.

He discovered falloppian tubes, which are named after him. Something to do with women's biology. I do not know what Russian vine has to do with falloppian tubes.


See we're all out being busy!

5 pots of sweetpeas on propagator on our bedroom sill.

6 dahlias, all Bishops & 1 choc cosmos now on daughter's sill.

Need to investigate the 2 dahlias pots, unknown variety that, last time I looked in coldframe, had restarted! They can go into greenhouse, plus a covering cloche, so will get the light, but not nec much warmth.

Then, if time & energy allow, only my big Choc cosmos & daughter's German sounding dahlia to get going- they may have to sit in front of the patio window on a large tray I think.

Right coffee to go now. Byee. J.



Big excitement - have just booked holiday - based on OH saying we are not going to be ruled by M have booked for 2 and a bit weeks in Cornwall. Wow such a long time away. Can't wait well guess I'll have to - loads of gardens, maybe a trip to Tresco, definately Eden Project weeee

have also done some potting on hmm, not sure if will survive but they are now on window seat


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Mr Wiki says it's a form of Knotweed Gary. Is this 'mile a minute' plant? Had one once

Gary Hobson

Mile a minute - that's the one. I also bought some Hemerocallis. At my GC they only ever have a couple of varieties of Hemerocallis. Crocus have 15 varieties to choose from. A specialist nursery would have even more - I might try that.


Doesn't anybody want to know??