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Posted: 31/01/2014 at 21:43

So do I, oh dear.


Posted: 31/01/2014 at 18:02

So pretty Marion. My snowdrops aren't really out yet. Nothing is. The daphne has pink buds though, it's new, haven't had one before. Looking forward to smelling it. What are the pink flowers in your vases?


Posted: 31/01/2014 at 17:56

You have a lovely garden puncdoc, send as many as you can! I love looking at people's photos. About time we had some from Verdun.

Actually didn't rain today! Forecast is heavy rain tomorrow.

plant spacing rules in border, for different plants

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 15:44

I would do as already said and plant the herbs in pots, I have sage, thyme and oregano in pots so I know it works.

I would search Google and gardening books for herbaceous perennials that don't mind heavy soil. When it's dry enough then dig in plenty of compost and rotted manure. My veggie garden was clay and after years of digging in rotted horse manure it's now more loam than clay.



Posted: 31/01/2014 at 15:36

£60 sounds a lot, was it being coloured too? I hate going to the hairdresser, usually cut it myself using my folding wardrobe mirrors to se the back. When I go to hairdresser I'm never pleased with it and when I do it myself friends say it looks nice.

I love my car, red Renault Megane Estate but it's the de Lux version, got it 2nd hand. It carries everything I want it to in the back and it has great acceleration and road holding.

Are French Marigolds still in 'Vogue'?

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 11:13

I love French Marigolds in pots or in the veg garden, bit bright for the flower garden though. I plant lots that I grow from seed all around the tomatoes and beans, makes the veg garden pretty as well as keeping aphids away.

fixing fleece / closches

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 11:06

I don't attach it to the wire arches, drape it smoothly over them and then pin the fleece to the ground using either tent pegs or special metal hooks for that sort of thing, sold also for pinning down weed suppressant fabric. I suppose you could use clothes pegs!


Posted: 31/01/2014 at 10:15

KEF, before you put the tomatoes in cold water they have to go into boiling water for 8 - 10 seconds to get the skins off.

Tried glucosamine for my Border Collie for several months and tablets from vet for his arthritis. Glucosamine didn't work, but it's probably a lost cause. He has a malformed hip which led to the joint dislocating when his was young. Eventually his body formed new fibrous material around it so it didn't dislocate, but there's hardly any cartilage. Vet said he'd be lame from 7, but he was lame when he was 9, is now 11.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:49


View from Ravello in Italy where we had a lovely holiday.


GardenIng jokes

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:39

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no emails as well as small text

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