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Latest posts by Cangrandmafixiit

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 07:53

First I must get all my seed posted out.

Finish  sowing all seed  into trays for next year

Then Borders to finish weeding,.plants to be dug up and rearrange in Other part of garden ,plant out bulbs, all pots of plants,repot tubs ,collect all late ripening  seed,tidy out/clean-up all five greenhouses,begin the steady rake up of leaves for leaf compost.

All in all a general tidy up.

  1. Then hopefully shut the door on winter and browse the seed , and flower  plants on the internet for  next year s garden  as the cycle starts'   once more.

Moles in my compost bins.

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 06:44

I've never heard of moles in the compost bin, but I have known of rats in the compost bin.

I also thought that moles habit was tunnelling and traveling around - not much room for tunnelling in compost bins I'd have thought

But then again I could be wrong

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 19:48

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Me too

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 19:33

No 1Runnybeak1

Not just you.      


Meconopsis Lingholm (Himalayan Poppies) seed

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 01:16

Are these so different from other poppies?

The majority of my poppies  appear to flower first year from a spring sowing,  I have never tried  t he.   blue poppy , but it looks worth the challenge! 

over winter succulent

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 00:43

I bring mine into a cold green house anytime now before the frosts.I don't water them throughout winter I find they usually have sufficient water in he surrounding compost  as they are all in a gritty free draining mixture I stand them on capillary matting  .

I drape a treble layer of fleece loosely over the entire plant or plants if they are put close  together tucking it round to keep them snug. 

Might not work for everyone but it works for me.

thanking you all for received seed

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 10:50

Things are very hectic due to family problems, I have not sent all my promised seed out  ,Please bear with me. Everyone WILL have se ed. posted to the relevant homes . I will post a late seed list , I'm hoping today and hoping I can st organised shortly.

Thank you to everyone who has sent me seed ,some I have not had the time to open as yet.being here there and everywhere ,just not home.

I hope to catch up with myself soon.


Talkback: How to plant callicarpa

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 22:47

I put one outside ten years ago into the border.but it was July  .I live in a rural area very open , surrounded by has been alright. 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 21:38

Hi poppy, 

Have sent you a pm .gran


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 17:49

If anyone's interested Suttons are having their clearance sale of bulbs  .I have had them at his time of the year  from suttons have been very happy with everything admitted  you can get them from all over now even from. Home bargains and nothing wrong with them either.


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pumkin and apricot jam

anyone have a recipe please? 
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just post or getting it weighed 
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what to do? 
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Moving on from " Senior Moments " ? 
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any computer buffs out there?

microsoft office 365. 5 pcs 
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Don't know if this is a sign of autumn but today we had a humming bird moth on the butterfly bush. it's wings were going nonstop was very in... 
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bannana plant

its making new plants from the side 
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