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What about Sanvitalia-ever grown that?


I had a sunflower in a hanging basket last year - not on purpose - it looked very strange, but I left it there for novelty.

I want the morning glory to climb up my metal butterflies 

Deanos Diggin It

Evening All

Great idea regarding gallery thread Geoff, all in one place for all to enjoy, rather than scattered "Willy Nilly" (Oh No! Have mentioned the "Willy" word! What will this bring?)

See all have sap rising!  Don't ya just love the anticipation this time of year brings with it!

Jean Genie

No haven't Geoff - it looks nice though

Bjay , I always find them in the baskets  Obviously the birds.

Speaking of birds, spent an ''interesting'' half hour removing the fat ball residue from the ground underneath them.  Wish there was a solution to that.

Jean Genie

Hi Dean Hows your Jock- Box ?  You do realise you are never going to live that down !

Felt like that all day today - loads of plants coming through. I always feel like I can sense Spring coming.



In the last 15 miniutes-fat balls,willys and jock-boxes-all very sexist

Deanos Diggin It

Jean! After last nights car insurance renewal, my Jock box shall be empty for the next few weeks!

Shall have to rely on hand outs

 Fat ball scraping would bide well, stick em in my locker please! 

Flo! I line my raised beds with landscape fabric, just the sides mind!  


Tried to post once

Flo, in view of what i have read on this post and others I am going to put landscape fabric around the sides but will still put the cardboad on the base as it's worked i y other 3.

What it does is suppress the weeds/grass until the and then de-composes when it is no longer  necessary. 

Now to try and post 


You are either high risk Dean or have a big car

Which is it?


When posting just meant this



 Still have to buy a staple gun though. Hey ho 

Deanos Diggin It

Unfortunately for me Geoff! Both!  It's the post code too apparently! , won't get into the politics of it on here!

But I suppose £470 fully comp for a year ain't as bad as some I've heard!  


Ours was a lot less-but then.....

Pennine Petal
Hola de Madrid amigos! Waiting for room service, don't to eat in the restaurant on my own. Stirred after a long walk around the gardens. am opposite Botanic Gardens, nice view.
Deanos Diggin It

I'm not surprised!

 Good for Golfing though, multi purpose vehicle! Goes with your budgeting too!




Deanos Diggin It

Evening Glyn!

Forgot you was away!

OH never made it with you then?


Glyn!!! -you went without me-had me bag packed and everything

Dean there are no windscreen wipers-or windscreen for that matter-does it have sat-nav?

Bunny ...
Evening forkers , diggers, golfers, travellers, and jock box

Took some catching up there , been chatty

I'm cold, tired and aching ...again . Sick of this heavy work now , I want pretty stuff to happen
Stinker has been helping dig , soil everywhere. Started raining about 6 , got some plants in . Now to decide what's going in new borders .....

 Cheese and spring onion


Evening everyone

A lot to catch up on

Star of Yelta is lovely

I have been very busy in the greenhouse sowing seeds and potting up cuttings - I was given 8 more varieties of chilli seeds so this year will be a bit of a chilli fest as I have already sown 6 varieties  

I love growing them but not eating them

On saturday I had the family round for a tea party - with lots of cake

 I made these for the children

 Or would you prefer a sausage roll





Pam!!! I've just put back the weight I lost last week, looking at that feast