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Seed Sowing Time Yet?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 09:09

Will probably start next weekend, or the one after

Cosmos. Fallen for a double cranberries but .......

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 09:02

I grew the double click cranberries last year - they were gorgeous, and didn't get too tall. Have ordered more this year - from Chiltern seeds (£2.45)

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/66747.jpg?width=350

 This year I will plant them somewhere where they don't clash with the rudbeckias

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 08:52

Morning All

Lily - went for a wander down the lanes, did a bit of high street shopping, stopped for afternoon tea, had a walk on the beach and a promenade on the pier ....we did it all.  Fun times

might get out in the garden today.  I have a mighty atom that needs planting and some brambles that need attacking and a great deal of just looking to do.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 22:48

Just in from birthday meal ... Lovely day all round.  cake turned out fab, so thanks for the recipe tips.

Lizzie - so sorry to hear about Tigger.  Difficult times

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 08:44

Morning all

Just had to google Frankie Bridge - nice haircut

Rest of the household still sleeping.  The birthday girl has requested a day trip to Brighton - so thats where we are off to in a bit.  Cake to look forward to when we get back.  Susan, I got the recipe from folks on here .....a couple of pages back Dove posted the link (fraid I don't have the skills to post links myself)

keep warm peeps  (Need a smiley with a scarf)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 21:32

Ta-dah  My work is done:

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 And now, time for a glass of wine !!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 20:28

Big ((hugs)) for those in need 

So glad it went ok Verd - nice to remember her in an uplifting way.  I agree with your niece, the crem bit is unbearable.

So sorry for Runny - 16 years is a long time, and such a character to lose.

And keeping things crossed for Tigger.

On a lighter note....Nigella cakes just come out of the oven. Now time for some icing and artistic placing of Rolos

What kind of situation would you call this?

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 07:02

Hi edit

i would wait til later in the year, when the sun gets a bit higher in the sky, and then observe your flower bed at hourly intervals during the day (ie look at whether the sun has got there or not) - unless its very steeply north facing I would expect it to get quite a lot of sun if there are no walls or trees to shade it.

i don't think that sort of slope will help transform heavy clay into "well drained" - so I would go with plants that like a heavier soil .....roses love it, so do phlox and lupins and shasta daisies ....so theres some to get you started.

however, the first thing I would do is get hold of heaps of compost or manure and dig that in to the bed .....that will help no end.

Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 06:51

I've been watching - rooting for Sandra here

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 06:37

White chocolate cookies .....yum.  Not often i think of cookies before 7am, so thank you for that treat Wintersong

Ingredients bought for Chocolate cake Nigella style - thankyou Dove and Lily.  Baking session tonight after work, ready for the big day tomorrow, when my baby turns 16 .....how did that happen.  Made myself smile as I was running round the SM yesterday with a screen shot of the recipe on my phone.  Not long ago I would have got pen and paper out and made a list ....times change without you realising don't they.  It was on the radio the other day that Churchill, in his youth, participated in one of the last horseback cavalry charges, and yet by the end of his life we had put a man on the moon ...... I find that quite amazing.

Enough, enough .....gotta go to work ....wish I had a tardis

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