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Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 23:42

Well its all getting quite exciting - i am intrigued to get this mystery solved!!


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 23:35

Finally had a chance to catch up on some GBGR - lovely Friday evening watching gardening on telly.  I want a swimming pond .... Best buy a lottery ticket.

enjoy London Dove - might even get some sunshine

Good luck with the earth moving Clari


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 19:20

Thanks Dove - now I need to ponder which bit of ground ..... Decisions, decisions .... but some actual gardening to plan at last

Buying a hammock online

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 19:17


What a shame - I love my hammock, and was looking forward to a good hammock chinwag on this post ..... A timely reminder that sometimes the rain does stop


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:58

Woody - would you vote for planting in pots now or straight in the ground?

seems to be an evening of votes - next thing you know we will be demanding a referendum on something .......


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:47

Stacey - i had just done my own googling and concluded wesselton - and your picture confirms - like little fairy skirts ...

problem trees had their tops removed today.  OH was here and says they look ok considering - guess i will see in the daylight tomorrow.  Most important thing is i can now stop worrying about them crashing down everytime the wind goes over 10mph.

came home to find a pack of 50 free tete a tete bulbs.  Need to decide what to do with them.  Will probably plant up in pots for this year, and put into the ground next autumn - good idea???

silly question time

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 07:55
I put the bigger seeds - sweet peas, cosmos, morning glory and the like- straight into the loorolls. I water from the top and when they are ready plant the whole thing out, cardboard and all.

Smaller seeds i germinate in little seed trays, prick out into larger trays, pot into individual 3" pots and then plant out in June. Hope that helps James


Posted: 16/01/2014 at 22:35

Fun weekend Clari - don't forget the before, after and during (particularly the digger) pictures

silly question time

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 22:33

I do the same with insides of loo rolls - but i don't need 400, or i would have to call in reinforcements

exotic looking plant ideas please

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 21:57

Weird coincidence - heard about the one in Nuts link on last weeks GQT, which i played in the car on the way home this evening.  A lady was trying to move it from next to her front door because it smells like a dead sheep that has been left there for a couple of months.  Yum !

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