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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 15:09

Poured in night, cold this morning. Brightened up so went out to do some pruning, huge downpour, got wet. Went in, dried off, made cuppa, now stopped raining, sun out. Can't win.

raised flower bed plants - ideas please!

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 15:02

That's funny because my photinia is growing in alkali limestone soil, but I did dig in a lot of rotted manure. I thought what they don't like is badly drained soil. I can't grow Japanese maples because of my alkali soil, but my photinia is doing well. I'm talking about "Red Robin", not one of the other ones. Here's what the RHS says:-

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 12:40

I grew "Bishop's Children" dahlias from seed and they did very well about 4 years ago. I still have some of them, even though I left them in the ground. Don't know what I'll have left after this wet winter! Sowed in March in propgater.

Tree ideas.

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 12:35

Or what about an acer. The one here shows fantastic autumn colour.

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Posted: 06/02/2013 at 10:22

Lancelot and Guinevere, Cleopatra and Mark Anthony, Cathy and Heathcliff, Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy, Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester - you've got me going now Lottie, but will they have heard of them? Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara.

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Posted: 06/02/2013 at 10:13

Robin Hood and Maid Marion. William and Kate. Beauty and the Beast.

Flower in the garden...

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 09:48

I think I need another one for summer as I only had daffodils for spring. Please, Bunny could I have roses as well? Couldn't have a garden without roses.

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 09:43

Gosh, Discodave, you've got a lot of digging there. Don't do your back in. Good luck!

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 09:41

Got another plan since I wrote the last bit about sorting out around the shed. Going to make a new strawberry bed. Old one is getting tatty. Got a bit of fallow ground in veg garden that was covered with green weed supressant stuff, so ground is a bit compacted. Needs digging and manuring, then building frame around to keep birdies out. They can have the redcurrants as I don't like them.

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Posted: 06/02/2013 at 09:32

Unfortunately, Geoff, it wasn't me! Wish it was! The smalls were right but the body is older and fatter

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