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Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:10

Oh, but Verdun; do you know where your coat is without a woman to find it for you. I just have memories of 'Where are my socks?' and 'Where is my shirt, and oh, it hasn't been ironed!'

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:08

Get your hat too verdun!

Old Fashioned / Cottage Garden

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:07

Either buy plants or get seeds of single, NOT double blooming plants, avoid the black one as I think that is quite a recent type. I have been growing from seed for the first time this year, using Antwerp Mixed plus some other mixes. The plants are now about 10cm tall and will flower next year. I have no idea what colours they will be.

I suggest that you also get Delphiniums for the height, Lupins if you have the space; they have a short flowering period and I don't have room for them.

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:01

Perhaps we should only talk about kittens and leave the serious stuff to the men (excuse me I just have to go and be sick)

I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:58

I painted a mural in Tenby for a hotel more than 30 years ago; they had just had a swimming pool built, a large one. It all had to be dug by hand as there was no way to get machinery in there. All the earth had then to be wheel barrowed through the hotel, out the front and up a plank into a skip. Those guys were heroes

Steve, you can do it!

Blackbirds in the mower shed

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:53

Nut, that is a lovely photo, I am worried as for the first year I have not got a blackbird singing on the TV aerial. I wonder if this is because I was given a Jack Russel last August and Blackbirds seem to feed a lot on the ground. The dog would not go for them, but they don't know that.

Secateurs

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:50

Just looked it up; beautiful, but pricey and does not have the rotating handle which I have got used to (very weird at first though).

Secateurs

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:48

Supernoodle I was always 'losing' my screwdriver on building sites, then my sister bought me one with a handle covered in roses; it NEVER went missing

But I would hate to have to buy pink or purple garden or carpentry tools just because they fit a woman's hand I will look up Felco No 6.

No such thing as a bargain!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:11

I think I got my Alstroemera Rhubarb and Custard from my lovely local Moat Road Nursery. I keep it in the g/h for at least 7 months of the year in a pot I only paid 3 or 4 £ for it and it has kept me going with cut flowers most of last winter; it had a short holiday in the spring and has been flowering again since the beginning of June.

A very useful plant if, like me, you like cut flowers that last about 9 days in the vase.

Making a potting bench

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:26

Same here! I keep checking to see if I have developed webbed feet

Discussions started by artjak

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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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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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

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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Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 20:12

Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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