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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

Secateurs

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 15:32

ps; the ratchet anvil ones are not good on thin green material only good for large woody stuff.

Discussions started by artjak

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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