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Posted: 17/03/2015 at 23:01

SL/OL I think you can change your name if you click on your picture and go to "my settings" then just delete your old name and type in your new name. It may not let you do Orchid Lady if you have completely re-registered as Sunflower Lady because it will think there is already an Orchid Lady. You could be Lady Orchid or Orchid Lady 2 perhaps. I'm sure you can change your name because some of us used to do it around Christmas time to give ourselves more festive names.

Mice/moles have eaten my rhubarb!

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 19:46

I thought rhubarb was very hardy, grows in Siberia. What about pinning horticultural fleece over them? Have you ever tried not protecting them?

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 19:30

You have so many flowers out Marion.

Flumpy, yes I do speak French. I think you meant you saw my photos on another thread (the Canada one), I put them on this forum.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 19:24

OH rotavated half the veggie garden this morning. I had to get up the weed surpressant fabric first and dig up the rest of the leeks (now in the freezer). This afternoon I finished clearing up prunings from yesterday, swept the flower garden terrace, always full of dead leaves after the winter. Then I pruned the Paul's Scarlet Climber rose, had lots of branches (fewer now), lots of prickles and involved a ladder.

These looking ok?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 19:22

How strange, mine died with the first frost.


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 18:27

No iplayer or catch up in France , not meant to watch it at all. It's only thanks to satellites.

small tree or bush

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 17:48

That's the one I said above, Matty, so we are agreed!

1st greenhouse coming

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 17:37

Goes in the garage the rest of the year, tomatoes are then in that place in the GH.

small tree or bush

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 13:13

A good small tree is crab apple for blossom in spring and coloured fruits in autumn, not too big for a small garden. Amalanchiers are lovely too, white flowers in spring and lovely leaf colour in autumn.

1st greenhouse coming

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 13:11

I have shelving and a potting bench on one side, a path in the middle and earth on the other side. I add rotted manure and compost to the earth each year for the tomatoes but I haven't changed the soil yet, been 6 or 7 years and it's been fine. Perhaps I've just been lucky. I spring, when I have loads of seedlings I put up trestles with planks on them over the earth bit to make extra shelving.

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no emails as well as small text

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