Latest posts by BrummieBen

Cheap seeds

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 19:31

lol at the earlier posts about a troll who invites flame wars, even going to the lengths of arguing with themselves.. I think if you argue with yourself that really demonstrates the desperation for attention, pity them, they probably have severe social disorders..


And on topic, stop with these seed offers, you know I can't say NO! lol

Those lovely 'perenial' foxgloves being touted

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 19:26

So they never set seed, however with normal foxgloves you can use root division to increase stock, think it'll work? (Or do you want me to take the plunge and let you all know? )

Talkback: Vine weevil

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 19:20

strawberries in planters always have a tonne, but fuchsias seem to be like crack to the blighters!

How do you upload photos

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 19:17

yes try changing the file ending to jpg, not jpeg. I find most people, (my OH included) can't upload mainly because they have no idea where the file they want is actually stored on their computer. Just because it's in mydocuments, doesn't necessarily mean it's findable as it may be a zip, or even in a folder gasp! This forum is a tad weird, for example, in thepotting shed on the forkhandles thread that is a gazillion pages long, instead of it offering 'last' as a page offering, (like every other forum for the last 10 years) you have to click on the last poster and the arrow???? 

Anyways, now apple is on the slide, and android and win8 taking over, maybe we'll have a standard set, then it's far less complicated. I think the main stress people have is that there are 500 ways to do the same thing, and so you end up with people getting confused.

MOB rants

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 18:10

Titter e not!! Yeah, sometimes it is good to have a growl about something.. I wouldn't normally be bothered but OH Birthday April 20th, which would have meant these daffs would be out in force, too late to buy/plant anymore now ;/ (she doesn't know, so I can't even shout about it to her!)

Fork Handles

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 18:04
Miss Becks wrote (see)

Bit prickly for my taste Flo! You used to be able to buy hedgehog flavour crisps!

Weren't they great? And hi and ty everyone, already worked out you lot are pretty bonkers! Still birds of a feather !!! (Hence why I'm here!)

MOB rants

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 17:37
Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

That's pretty trying, Derek! I had a difficult time six years ago with a doctor who thought I was a malingerer and treated me as such. I had a brain tumour! (It was benign and surgery has dealt with it permanently and safely. I only have brainstorms on Wednesdays!)

LearningSlowly, here is a link that might interest you.

It says that daffodil bulbs are poisonous to squirrels and repel them, but they may move them, so plant 'em deep. Wish I knew why the squirrel only went for daffs. I suppose no  neighbour is nicking them, since they are a bit special?


I see that thread GG, how odd, mind my parents had a static caravan in stratford-upon-avon and had loads of bulbs in planters and troughs etc, and they used to go walkabout, rabbits/squirrels (there were loads of both!), who knows, but my daffs were excavated and the daffs were close on 5" deep. Since I've never seen rabbits here, only foxes and squirrels I'd think it's one of them. Regards to my neighbours, how would they know which were the expensive ones out of so many, I haven't told anyone !!

Talkback: Garden seating areas

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 17:30

My brother had some really nice 'Royal Garden' table and chair sets, basically impervious to everything the elements can throw at it, yet stylish as well. I was very impressed, so I went on the internet and had a look for a rectangular table and 6 chairs.. not a lot of change from 7-800 quid!! I'll be booking the overtime now lol

Fork Handles

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 17:26

been lurking on this forum for a couple of years, but actually decided to be a 'poster' and have finally got around to reading some posts on this thread, it's like a good book

So Hi to everyone, I'm 38, married, 2 kids under 5, started enjoying gardening about 5 years ago, (but my folks always been keen) bought my first house 2 and a bit years ago with a BIG (well compared to new-build anyways and my ex-rented pocket hanky) garden. Trying to basically make enough raised beds to sort most of our veg, constructed 10x12' GH, currently sorting everything! Hopefully get some pics up of what has happened so far and what I hope to achieve. This thread is basically the daily banter while having a cuppa?

Everyone seems very nice and very knowledgeable, a pleasure to make your aquaintance. Oh I'm also 5 miles from Birmingham city centre and enjoyed some lovely sunshine today

Regards Ben.

MOB rants

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 17:01

Just one rant, thieving squirrel scum that out of 500 + bulbs, decides just to dig up and eat the narcissi specially bought for my missus at £1 a bulb, there's only 40 odd out of near 600, yet the swine has had 9 so far, and that is with netting laid, I'll be dusting off the air rifle at this rate, either that or baiting the heavy duty farm rat traps I have with the left over remains..

Discussions started by BrummieBen

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anyone else think this 'extended' winter, means a good summer

as above 
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So lyon, change your name back to Gary, wondering why?

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This made me spill my tea over the keyboard!

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trawling youtube for gardening 
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