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Latest posts by Bookertoo

Flame throwers

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 14:42

Too scary for me, I'd be sure to burn up the garden ………..  

Three tier baskets

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 14:41

An old compost bag, turned inside out so black side shows, maybe disguised with some moss?  Tightly packed moss (my fall back position every year), commercial liners disguised with moss?   Alan Titchmarsh used old jumpers one year I remember.

I lined my under the kitchen window hay basket with moss, as I usually do, on the assumption the birds had finished with it (last years moss was virtually gone), but it is all lying on the ground now!!!  Guess I'll wait a bit longer - but I do think it is quite late for birds to still be taking it for nesting. 

Crambe Cordifolia

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 14:37

I also found that, including all the above, it was impressive for a very short period of time.  Mine shrank away to nothing in a couple of years, and I have not mourned it's passing. 

what's this please?

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 14:36

You can't do pictures through a 'phone, you can use any tablet, laptop or desk top, but not the phone  - hope you find another machine soon and show us whatever it is…….

At last............

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 14:34

Wow.What a great planting site it is now.  Congratulations on completing one of those jobs we all tend to look at and turn away in the hope it will do itself if we don't look. Do you have any plans for the area?  And for the stuff you've got out of there?  Great job - have a cup of tea and a jam tart………….

Tomato plants

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 19:51

Sounds like the best idea, assuming your bathroom has a reasonably decent amount of light. All the best.  

Tomato plants

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 19:46

All the best with the tomatoes - surprised you've been able to get your hanging baskets out.  Mine are planted up but it is just too windy and cold at night to hang them - they look rather nice sitting on the ground between the greenhouse and the fruit cage - but as there are quite a few of them they're rather blocking the paths!!   I hope to have them out by 1st June, next week, but the weather will make that decision for me. 

Tomato plants

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 17:36

I would suggest that covering with fleece and asking him to water them might the better option.  Not the conservatory if it gets hot, the shed near the window is better than that, some light will be there and it will not be too cold or too hot.  If your son is watering the baskets them he may be happy to look at the tomatoes as well?

Peony

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 12:06

Indeed, WW,  I forgot the ' not too deep ',  it seems slightly odd that a big plant won't like a deep planting but you are right, peony doesn't. 

Glad you are not going to move it till autumn LL, the myth that they won't move was probably begun because folk tried in summer, broke the roots up or dug a nice deep warm hole for them!!    I had some beautiful ones from where I used to work, they were going because of building an extension - they lived in my garden for many years till I moved  - couldn't take them with me as was going out of the country - they are probably there yet. 

What to do with daffodil bulbs

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 11:07

I must say that I just leave them in their pots and tuck them down the side of the shed until next Spring!  However, I can see no reason why you should not wait until the leaves have completely died back, feeding them with a bulb feed to build them up for next year,  then remove the bulbs, dry completely and store in a cool, dark, dry place till you want to plant them again in September or so.  

Discussions started by Bookertoo

watch out, watch out ……..

…… lily beetle about 
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Odd corrections?

Use of the English language! 
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Last Post: 20/02/2015 at 16:37

Happy seasons greetings to all

Be joyful 
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squirrels and their cleverness

the unending bane of my life 
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Solomon's seal

Where and how? 
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Last Post: 29/06/2013 at 13:46

For whom do we garden .............

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Last Post: 22/04/2013 at 15:08

frosted lilies

any advice? 
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out of season plants

why are these wanted? 
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bird feeders

caged fat ball feeder 
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Hazel nut queries

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Flippin' pigeons

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