Latest posts by BrummieBen


Posted: 19/04/2013 at 10:26

Morning folks, today I have loads planned, kids with mummy so I have no excuse. Work, work work! Have a good one.

water those poor souls!

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 09:54

yep, once the foliage dies back, lift them brush off the soil, then treat them like onions/garlic. Put them in a net bag, or an old pair of tights, and put thm in a cool spot in the shed/garage. Then plant them in autumn as usual. I find if I give them feed once a week, even the pound shop bulbs are like 5 times the size for next year, and you get many more flowers,

water those poor souls!

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 08:58

just a normal general fertiliser, easiest to mix in the watering can as you fill. If you pinch out the seed heads after the flowering, the leaves left behind are the ones storing up the food for next year, so that is why I said feed and water well. In summer you can then dig these nice plump bulbs up and store til oct/nov and replant then.

What has happened???

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 00:24

yes, I'd like to echo blackest's (damn that's a hard name to quote!) sentiments.. was a clique, now no clique.. Got to be for the best, there's loads on here who can help, and with nice comments, you can get all of those who are too shy, but have 20 years experience to post! My knowledge is not that great, but if it can be expanded by this forum, then it's all good. If I can get along with the posters, well, I'll be singing the praises!

water those poor souls!

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 23:48

Yes we had snow and the odd bit of rain, but your bulbs, daffs, tulips need water now!!! if you have baskets water them everyday.. you won't be disappointed! Give them a feed once a week, and when they go to seed pinch them off, and continue to feed.. they will store this for next year :P

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 23:44

TY for the welcome backs :P Have to get my new pics up, the 400 or so bulbs are finally sorting themselves out!

What has happened???

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 22:52

Man, I thought I wasn't til my eyebrow dropped off this morning!

No private club

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 22:50
Miss Becks wrote (see)

Right, I'm going to set the record straight here.

There is no private club.

I, myself, got fed up of trolls, arguements and basically stupid threads being started on this website that had absolutely nothing to do with gardening. In fact, it is becoming more of a competition to see who is top dog. I'm still a newbie. I want to learn how to improve my garden. If I wanted loads of chat threads, I would use Facebook.

So I thought to myself, stuff this, I want somewhere to chat without all this crap, and learn about gardening. So that's just what I did.

I built a free website, added a forum, and asked people who I normally chat with, and have helped me in the past on here over, on a trial, to see if it would work.

This is not unusual. There are loads of gardening forums out there, and I know of many people who regularly contribute to many, as well as here.

So please, stop stirring, and just accept it for what it is. Just another place for gardening discussions.

It's not life changing. It doesn't affect this site whatsoever, and it is definately nothing to get all stirred up about.

I will probably get flak now as the 'black sheep', but to be honest, I don't care. I just wanted a hassle free learning site.

And I will still use this site just as much for advice if I see something that catches my eye.


There, truth is out. Do with it what you will.

Becks. x

We don't need to do owt with it, YOU have decided to split the community here, by offering another place, that's fine, but don't start recruiting from here, you should be banned from doing that.. Wish you well with your forum, but look out for Gary, let's be honest, he's somebody I wouldn't really enjoy being in my company. good luck

Back after a long slog

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 22:42

Saturday is supposedly the one, without the wind (if that's possible!) Happens to be my better halves bday, so swanky lunch with kids! And then something we'll do as a famillllyyyy! Best get the cameras batteries charged up lol!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 22:23

Hey TT, BB and everyone else, just to let you know I'm back in town :P Glad that TT stuck around.. I knew brumbull would, he's like a bad penny, always turns up! Nice to see Dove too, and nice to see forum continuing after the sabotage  actions.. Anyways enough of that rubbish, I've currently done all the dahlias (including the xxxl ones from t&m arrived yeasterday, will be taking cuttings for first year!) now hammering every other seed in the cupboard!! Take care and g luck with your gardening.

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