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'toilet roll seed starters'

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 11:22

I always do my sweetpeas ths way, then plant the whole thing out come May.  Have always had pretty good results.  You often get mould appearing on the side of the tubes (they gat a bit soggy) .....but I ignore it, and it never seems to have done any harm.

We were having a chat on here a few days ago about the loo roll inner mountains we are all beginning to amass ....so I know I am not alone

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 10:07

They might look like that Fairy .....but I've never seen them very clearly.  This is where they live though


 

RIP Terry Wogan....

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 09:47

Feeling very sad 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 09:32

Morning to those still around, and those still to come as well

grey and drizzly here, but might venture out for a walk anyhow.   At least the wind has died down.  

Spent yesterday evening in the company of my grownup colouring book ....bit like a jigsaw ....a glorious waste of time but strangely therapeutic

Hope the Hostas enjoyed their first night of Home sweet Home

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 17:28

Back from my walk .... it was beautiful out there.  So clear we could see the London skyline about 40 miles away  (soz to those with hail, blizzards and gales .....your days in the sun will no doubt come soon, and I will probably be stuck in an office)

Time for more tea, to go with a slice of Fairy's cake

Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 11:47
Good tip Verd - i did this with foxgloves, lupins and a few others last year ....will Visit the GC this week and see what is on offer to tempt me !

Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 11:06

I'm all done. Really enjoyed it

Had all the usual suspects, plus a Brucie bonus of a solitary goldfinch and a flock of siskins.  Only no show was woody the woodpecker ....I know he's out there somewhere (saw him yesterday).....but he's missed out on the census for 2016

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:27

It is a gorgeous spot

I agree with those who say accentuate the door as a feature, and I would love to find room amongst the ivy for a rambling rose of some sort too.  

As for materials, I would stay as natural as possible - really like Dove's suggestion of grass rather than a hard standing - makes it more of a glade than a "patio"

Let us know how you get on

PS ...I have fairies in my garden too - but they are well hidden and hard to spot.  But when they are spotted they always raise a smile

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:14

I'm not very good at identifying flutterbyes, but I'm trying to get better, so I did some googling.  Found this painting of all three types (Red Admiral, Painted Lady and Tortoiseshell) together ......so thought I would share (apologies if it is not really appropriate on Camera Corner, but I found it helpful)


 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:06

Flowers

Discussions started by chicky

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

 
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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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