Latest posts by budlia63

local flower show

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 18:08

i can't upload any images at the mo' as the technical team are looking in to it still but when i can i'll add some pics if it's any interest

local flower show

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 17:57

Crikey muddy mare what did you have to do to get a ban?

local flower show

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 17:36

hiya all, just got back from show and i got 5 firsts, 1 second and 2 thirds, it opened my eyes to the competitive spirit of men even my hubby suggested we look to the poorly entered categories and try those next year!  One guy seemed to get all the 'best in group' cups etc.  Well i gave it a go and this the year of the downpour and no sun.  Thanx  for encouragement.

local flower show

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 22:38

I have a question for one of my entered flower categories are verbena bonariensis, lilies, crocosmia, bergamot, loosestrife and dahlias all clasified as herbaceous perennials?

Talkback: How to grow sweet peppers

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 22:28

keep going and just water when soil looks like it needs it good luck!

Talkback: How to grow sweet peppers

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 22:54

hi Peppery i think you may have overwatered it ow is the rest of the plant looking?


local flower show

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 21:59

well guys I've entered 13 classes (total cost £2.60) including flowers, unusual container, carrot cake, 5 cup cakes, orchid and only tomatoes and chilli peppers for veg as I had to give up my allotment.  now i'll probably have sleepless night dreaing of the huge slugs and snails eating everything.  i'am off to check now with my headtorch,scissors and sturdy boots.

local flower show

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 15:04


hey thanks for the encouragement Dove i am going to put in my entry money now.


really need help

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 00:40

hi Andy i agree with the rest - clear as much as possible maybe on the next bank holiday call in some help from friends or family and cook a big pot of chilli-get kids to box up their toys and wife to mark anything for keeping, collect all plants and group them togegether along boundaries digging in for temporary measure.take out little fences and steps look a bit hazardous. i'd take up slabs  & group together & re-lay them if they give access to house. then i'd treat fence panels.  i'd split area into three say: (i wouldn't bother with a wet lawn take the girls to the park)

  • kids involve them in what they like to play 
  • entertaining
  • flowers/veg/wildlife or anything you think. 

then the fun starts you can make a plan for each area and tackle them when funds allow  kids are great with bark weed membrane & chippings for slide,wendy house and trampoline, entertaining is great on decking, lighting adds atmosphere, you'd need to improve the soil a bit with manure for flowers and existing plants, birdfeeders add interest. Make A Plan and tick off as you progress

Keeping cosmos

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 00:02

i love these little gems i bought them outside my local asian grocers last year. this year i have grown my own and the display is even better. next year i will try my own seeds. great advice here 

Discussions started by budlia63

new veg troughs-help please

help with soil 
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environmental responsiblity

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pop ups urgh!

can't get rid of em 
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Northern Light

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kidling? is it worth getting GW subscription on ereader?

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no more food talk please :o(

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name the iris please

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can anyone name this plant?

red leaved bought at tatton 2011 
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no blueberries

established bush 
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contact daniel haynes

can't upload images 
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local flower show

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