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* Red Dahlia *


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Twilight Gardening

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 20:48
Question is, after this cooking programme and watching Gardeners World which I can see is taping, do I take my torch and pot up some sweet pea and gazania seed. Or will the other half and you all think u have lost the plot! Feel like u haven't done enough today as we did family visits, that's another day gone!!

Fencing for raised beds

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 20:30
Thanks for the link merky. My only worry with wood panels is the maintenance. I wonder if willow hurdles would take less maintaining. I have so much fence I can't really think about applying even more creacote. Which by the way is not a patch on the creasote I use to paint the sheds with as a kid! And I love the smell, happy memory and smells clean to me!!

Hosta's

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 20:23
Am I best to let them flower or take the heads off to prolong the leaf quality?

What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 20:20
The garden at the front is extremely heavy clay that has never been turned. I dug out a whole mini skip to make 2 boarders and bought in soil. Other than that it would be far too heavy for me to work. The next door neighbour told me when I moved in and we were chatting over the hedge, I said I wanted to put veg at the front. He said he has been working his for 20 years and still is struggling! Straight away I said raised beds or no beds!!!!

What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 17:17
Well my foot us firmly down, no to tractor tyres!! I want stone build raised beds but no chance with the cost, just can't afford that. Knowing us it will be a long project in the planning and then we will do just before moving home!!!!! My tatties are in the conservatory in builders buckets!!!! The others are still chitting waiting for the sun to warm up the raised bed.

Unsure if these 'massive' carots will materialise. My last years early Nantes but 1.5ft top on and nothing at base. New soil so really did dissappoint but this year I'm filling a dog bath and will attempt a better yield!!

It has taken me 5 years to get him as trained as this, when we first got together he introduced me to the family as a girl who rides horses, can pluck and draw a phesant and knows varieties of potatos!!! No clue if I should have been offended, happy or embarrassed!!!

Still don't manage to get him to clean my fork and spade and oil them before winter!! I'm trying tho!!!

What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 14:07
To be fair the lawn is like a bog, but suppose he took the chance while the sun was out. Looks much neater! Just wish we could get the weather to be about four degrees! You step out the door expecting warmth and come back in with a wind burnt face!!!

What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 13:05
Just returned from riding and low and behold the lawns are nearly mowed!!! My gosh!!!!!

Hosta's

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 12:47
Mine haven't yet, hope they come soon!

Hosta's

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 08:14
Nice!!!!!

What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 08:12
My only worry is the wind. They may catch it bad. I wash happy indeed and threw me!i do mowing and digging etc, but not going to stop this enthusiasm.

I also have 3 bags of sand sat next to the raised bed as apparently he wants to grow some giant flakkee carrots!

Also he was telling me last night that he has found the raised bed idea for the front of the house. Wait for it.... Tractor tyres!!!!

No way!!!!! That will look v odd and weird at the front!!! I was thinking oak sleepers and willow fence not tractor tyres!!!!

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