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My first 'yarden'

Posted: Today at 03:45

Looks lovely.

Tools keep breaking

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 09:49

Just had a strimmer serviced, £80.

i think it's time to accept that products made in China should be dumped and treated as a disposable item.

New can be bought for £80.



After a good day in the garden

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 07:14

Snail fritters not for me, it's the thought rather than the taste.

having said that love mussels scallops and oysters.

fillet steak and salad, nothing better.

wheres the cheese board ?

what no wine.



Posted: 16/08/2014 at 05:25

I have learnt not to plant too closely. I had a great tendency to plant tomatoes and watch them grow to the roof, become entangled,impossible to pick fruit, water and tend.i created ideal conditions for all manner of pests.

This year grew just 10 plants of different varieties, 2 pots to a tray with gravel, best year yet.

Never have any room for growing in winter, too many over wintering tender plants.

silver birch

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 16:31

Silver Birch is a short lived tree. Sometimes they just die for no apparent reason.

clear the base of the tree of weeds and give a good mulch, it may revive.

Cyclamen which way up

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:44

Thanks Dove ,have visited the site and I am sure you are right. I did visit the RHS site and others, none as good as your link

Cyclamen which way up

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:26

 I think the second image shows the upper surface, can anyone confirm this.

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 11:13

Certainly a good decision, you would nead a mask ,snorkel and flippers to visit Beth Chatto today.

petrol strimmers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 08:00

Thanks Dove for the info, have a good day.


Posted: 03/08/2014 at 07:56

This mornings photos,as good as any flower in the veg patch,and what is this.

Of to Hyde Hall then lunch at The Pig and Whistle to celebrate friends birthday

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