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Posted: 26/05/2013 at 08:44

Good morning Verdun; what did you think of my comments on perennials v. annuals?

Hope it is as sunny in the S/W as it is here

Brill idea for runnerbeans

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 08:24

Jengil, it sounds great; can we see photos?


Posted: 26/05/2013 at 08:22

I think it's best to keep the forkers separate (I mean that in the nicest possible way!) as otherwise there is too much to read to catch up on

Another plant identifier please....

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 21:46

Bookertoo, I agree; will be pulling up all my F-g-m-nots in the next week.

help needed please

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 21:44


Can anyone identify?

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 21:40

Whatever it is, it is lovely.

Plant crates

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 21:40

I use those fold flat crates for all my equipment when I'm working; they are pretty strong. It's a good idea to have 1 or 2 in the car in the spring for when you are out buying plants. Round the garden I tend to use seed trays (ones without holes - then you don't get dripped on)

Plant / Flower Identification

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 21:36

Deev, I had the Pulmonaria (lungwort?) in my London garden and found it a bit invasive, so keep an eye on it; if it starts to spread too much just pull up the ones you don't want, or dig them up and give them to someone.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 21:33

Saw a huuuge Blue Jay in the pear tree. Built 7' high narrow tunnel for runner beans, planted out 26 given by kind neighbour who over-ordered. Planted out; 12 celery, 12 purple sprouting broccoli, checked the radishes; they aren't developing properly yet, checked the garlic planted last autumn; neither elephant nor ordinary have split into cloves. This happened once before, but I don't know why. Shame because I love pickling elephant garlic in white balsamic. Moved 250 litres of compost into 2 huge Marshalls grow bag thingys, mixed it with Perlite, sand and pongy chicken manure pellets. Planted out 12 tomatoes in these bags in a really sunny, warm area. Washed all the empty pots and seed trays. Trimmed the lawn edge. I absolutely adore working in the garden, days like this are just bliss

Brill idea for runnerbeans

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 21:13

zoomer, there should be a lead that goes from the camera into one of the 'ports' on the computer, the camera should be 'on'. Then hopefully your computer gives you instructions on how to transfer from camera to computer and asks you where you want to put them, I just put them in a file that exists in the computer called Pictures.. I always get my computer to delete all the pics on the camera after they have been transferred to the computer. When you have the pics in the computer, hopefully with labels like 'garden May 5 2013' then you can press the tree image next to the spell check when you are posting here and follow the instructions from there. I am not a techy at all, but I can manage to upload photos.

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