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Music in the Garden

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 18:51

Tracey, 'Old rocking chair's got me, cane by my side...fetch me that Jimson weed or I'll tan your hide....' sung by Paul Robeson and others of that era, if you want a song about being older, (but not necessarily wiser.)

Personally, being frightfully ancient, I want to behave fairly badly in my old age, because I am wise enough to know that that is the best course of action

Cleaning patio

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 18:44

djjjj, what is Kiln blown sand?


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 18:41

I was at Asda this a.m. no prices on all their various sacks of compost, bark etc. Went inside the shop; no staff except security; told them no prices on sacks; Oh we'll sort that out for you; 30 mins later, left shop; no prices on sacks. How do they expect to sell stuff with no prices?

Often when I go into a large supermarket and find this type of situation, I end up acting as a temporary manager. Today, I've god a gold id by dose and I don't feel like being id charge.

I need your advise, thanks

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 18:34

welcome vicki 66 That's a good idea about the marigolds.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 18:29

Clarington; I have Flossie -Flo; my bodyguard and general policewoman for the street! O.K., her legs are only 4" long but she scares the s...t out of most people. (she's a tiny Jack Russell who thinks she's a Dobermann)

I'm sure that if I put up a BIG sign saying what the money goes to that it will encourage people to buy.

But hopefully, a lot of the plants will actually go to the Somerset levels this year. A lot can happen in the next few months; let's hope it is all good.

I need your advise, thanks

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 13:53

Hi Jameslu. I think most people use petunias, trailing geraniums and lobelia, ivy etc. You can also grow Tumbling Tom Tomatoes (either red or yellow varieties). Do these baskets have any drainage holes?

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 13:45

The seeds that have germinated include; varieties of peppers, aubergines, celeriac, sweet peas and basil. The Lisianthus that I'm growing for the first time this year may be just about to do it's thing. It's all such a wonderful adventure each spring.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 13:36

It is just brilliant that so many people are thinking about this really awful situation.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 13:34

Clarington, I have made a rough list of things in my garden I could try to take cuttings from;

Bay, sage, prostrate form of Rosemary, French Lavender, Cotton Lavender (artemisia) marjoram, oregano, thyme, berberis (?) hebes, viburnham, winter flowering jasmine etc. I am sure some of them may be impossible to grow from cuttings, but we shall see. My other idea is; if the gardens/greenhouses are not ready for hot house veg this summer, I can always sell plants at my front gate to enable me to send cash for the flooded gardens

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 14:54

Almost cake - time bump

Discussions started by artjak

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Advice needed on propagation 
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Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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