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Talk about daylight robbery!

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 21:32

Northern lass 2

Looking at your garden and thinking of what you said I can fully understand where your coming from!  

Your garden, it's beautiful and dare I say it but  looks relaxing too. .

And looks very established ( if that's the right word    )      

Can I ask you what the stone feature is in your  first photo ?

Reason I'm  curious is we found one in our out buildings when we moved in here. I have always though it was for grinding corn  as the top is separate but was placed on top as though the two belonged together.

Hope my borders eventually look something like yours, your doing very well , it is hard with a big garden from scratch but worth it. Gran

Well Rotted Manure and Dogs

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:04

I wonder if you can cover it over with black poly sacks held down with's just a thought. 

I'm sure someone else on here will know if it would work 

Talk about daylight robbery!

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 14:26

I agree with obelixx, time spent in this case means enjoyment but I do have the time and I suppose not everyone does.

walking round a garden that you have grown from seed ,cuttings  AND bargain basement plants makes my day.

 it also depends on the size of your my case I have a large spread and apart from having herbaceous borders I like to grow veg, a gravel bed for succulents the rest I'm still planning.

With  buying a plant from a nursery you are seeing what you are getting even if it is a few pounds more.

Talk about daylight robbery!

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 11:25

Hi Lyn

You  dropped on there we'll done 

Must admit in earlier years I would have swore by Parkers , in  the last 2 years I have had mixed views

Talk about daylight robbery!

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 10:54

Sorry,  for us they are what we call close being the one at Brigg,  and Gilberdyke these are within 45 mins by car.the  Spring gdc is Hornsea way.

Talk about daylight robbery!

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 10:40

Talking about garden centers, we go regularly to several which are pretty close to us.I think that come under 

"British garden centres "  I will check this out later when I'm home.we head straight for the clearance corner . The shrubs and plants are all usually in good condition.ranging from 50p to £4 for a shrub.I spent £12 on  two blue hardy geraniums a. Campanula and a achillia .these were all  50p each.  This was a few week ago repotted them and they are now flowering and making lots of new growth.

Amongst this bargain spend I bought my two  cream phormiums for my shady spot see Verdun I copied your advice  to Mathew (I think it was)    and also a pink stripe phormium.don't know where it will go yet but at £2 I couldn't ignore.£1-50 for a root bound lilly which has made me  6 plants. Two veronicas , each and the 3 hostas .

I shop at BRigg garden centre, Gilberdyke, a little further away Spring, and Woodthorpe. There are others too who I have not visited.they all I believe have coach parties and to top it all the meals are good.

diatomeacous earth??

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 10:07

Sorry can't help with the spider problems , but I would do some research on ivy before you rotavate.if it's like the bindweed every  chopped little bit Will root and grow.

sweetcorn/ storing it

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 09:56

I am thinking of picking all my sweet corn cobs as it is all ready at once.has anyone stored it at all and if so how?

Last year I lost quite a lot as it went passed  its bests it was picked as we used it,

The supermarkets sweet corn is obviously picked a while before and it doesn't go too starchy and is still enjoyable.

I tried freezing whole cobs even after blanching was soggy .

I wondered if it would keep in the fridge ?

what is it?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 15:36

No, after enlarging the photo the leaves look kinda rough to the touch .can you leave it to close and post in another photo .

I'm intrigued now as to what it is.

what is it?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 15:31

Just wondered if it was a dahlia ,going off the yellow which looks like a bud coming through. If so it would have a tuber in the ground.

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