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Garden Idea Help

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:23

Crab apples are good in small gardens. I have Photinia Red Robin, which is evergreen and has grown quite tall - has been pruned though. You could put trellis on top of the fence and grow some climbers, such as clematis and honeysuckle.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:20

Missed KEF as I had to find a supermarket receipt with the price!

I loved school milk, especially when it froze in the winter. I still love milk, especially full fat. Such a shame they've decided skimmed is better for you. We always had gold top when I was a child and I had Jersey cows when the children were growing up.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:16

Wow, 16L a week is a lot, Beckie!

I pay 1.03€ a litre, whatever that is, so it has come down a lot here in France too. I would also be willing to pay more, that price is ridiculous when you think of the costs and the work involved.


Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:06

Thank you Edd, that works. Haven't seen it all yet.

Been busy typing minutes from yesterday's meeting. I'm not fast.

Cold here, hardly been above zero all day. House is 20°, but still feel cold. Need exercise, off to feed the horses.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 11:22

Glad you've just planted bluebell bulbs GG, because I've just found some, forgotten in a bag. They look OK, but I thought it was too late.

Please help me choose a container for honeysuckle

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 11:17

I'd go for the biggest pot too. I think Halliana would be too big. I have lost 2 honeysuckles in pots, but one was Henryii which can be tender and we had a very cold winter when it died, the other I think was planted in too deep shade but it was covered in aphids and mildew. I was looking up a variety that would be suitable to plant in a pot and came across this one 

Early Tomato Blight

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 10:57

Don't plant potatoes and tomatoes after each other - same family, both get blight. Hard to prevent, a lot depends on the weather. Only water on the ground, not overhead spraying.


Posted: 20/01/2015 at 10:53

Morning all.

Bother, can't watch that, Edd, no iplayer in France.

-2° this morning.

Glad you enjoyed Venice, Woody, we did. Was it wintry there?

Children & Gardening

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 23:30

My daughter is a primary school teacher, near Poitiers. She asked the local Mairie for a bit of neglected land near the school and has turned it into a school garden. But they grow more veg than flowers. Peas and beans have large, easy to handle seeds and broad beans can be sown early. They also manage to get a crop of new potatoes, which the children enjoy digging up, before the summer holidays start in early July.


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 23:23

Haven't posted since this morning and there were 4 -5 pages to wade through!

Committee meeting overran by an hour so we were too late to lunch at the Wok place so guess where we went for lunch?  McDonalds! But I had a chicken wrap and salad. All the burgers had fake, plastic, floppy cheese in them.

What a nuisance about your car DD.

I don't enjoy the Tennant man, not my taste and I can't understand what he says. Looking forward to Wolf Hall.

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