Caz W

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10/10 for Persistence!

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 18:31

 Steve, had a similar experience today with an Artemisia vulgaris 'Oriental Limelight'.  Back in the autumn I completely dug this thug of a plant out of a small bed so I could put winter pansies in its place.  I shoved all the roots in a carrier bag to put in the bin which then forgot to do.  Was clearing out potting shed today when I opened a bag to see what was inside and there were all the artemesia roots merrily growing away!!!!!  However, I feel no obligation to keep it


Ants friend or foe

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 18:12

Read something somewhere (as you do) that ants don't like the smell of mint either.  I have loads of mint and picked lots of sprigs, crushed them a bit to release the smell, and put it around an area where ants had been busy tunnelling.  A few days later they appeared to have "moved on" and I saw no more evidence of earth removal .  Don't know if this was a one off or a coincidence,  but would certainly give it a go if you grow mint. 

Fork Handles

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 18:05

OH is saying they're saving the best players for the big match next Sunday so don't read anything into today's game against Liverpool

Winter wonders

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 18:00

They're all looking good Marion .  Your sempervivums don't seem to have suffered too much from the wet weather either, quite a few of mine have rotted but I always keep a good supply of "babies" in the potting shed over winter to replace any that have to be pulled out.  They have always been a favourite of mine - probably because they are so easy to propagate!

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Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:52

Deano - have a garage sale and Holly Hock can come round any buy it all

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Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:47

Evening all you busy forkers - its been a cold but sunny day here in Welsh Wales and was able to carry on with all the garden chores but needed a jumper over my white blouse and braces .  Neighbour who's moving gave us 6 large tubs full of bluebells and primroses so I've been separating them and putting them in any bare patches of ground and I get to keep the tubs too .   Just had some salmon sandwiches for tea and will soon be going for a bath to help with the old backache that most of us seem to get after this sudden burst of activity outside!  Hope all poorly folk quickly get better.

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Posted: 16/02/2013 at 19:47

Wow Dean - that's impressive and I'm glad to see you put your specs on to study the plans - goodness knows how it woul've turned out otherwise Your "little dudes" will love it in there!!

Any cake left Bunny?

Becks - I remember a few months ago that Jess wasn't impressed with yacky lettuce and declared it was only for grown ups.  That really tickled me and often think of it when we have salad

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 17:44

- good job I didn't refer to them by their American name of suspenders !!!!

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Posted: 16/02/2013 at 17:42

Thanks Geoff - they never mention "which way up" on the seed packets! 

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Posted: 16/02/2013 at 17:30

Thanks Lottie

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