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Posted: 12/02/2014 at 07:21

Dress warmly OddSockers!! Is freezing up here! 

Hope you have a lovely time, can't wait to meet you next time x


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 16:01

Hope you're having a safe afternoon.

Sorry if I haven't replied to you. You're all lovely. But the forum doth not like me right now.

Will try to confirm the ID of my plant tonight. It was too dark and wet last night to go out and check it carefully.

Flood damage

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 15:55

One hopes, with the North not having it so bad that the majority of wildlife (birds at least) have been able to relocate slightly to continue their recovery.


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 07:10

Raining on top of the ice Chicky. Be careful its quite the skating rink outside.


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 16:37

Dove. I had wondered what that one was too but forgot it was even there to be honest! I found it in a pot in the greenhouse when we moved here so just left it to see what it would do come spring. I've got 8 or 9 big pots all waiting for Spring to see if they're going to do anything before I tip them out. Thanks for the advice - when would be best to take cuttings?

The original plant in question has wonderful purple like leafs but its never flowered since I've had it. I don't even know if its meant too! I'll try and get a better picture if it helps?


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 16:15

That looks about the depth of water my garlic is currently sat in KEF. I know they hate being water logged but I really don't think there's anything I can do about it since EVERYWHERE is very water logged! I tried to dig a ditch between them to at least drain it to one side but the ground is beyond saturated. I think I need a giant sponge!

Can anyone tell me what this plant is?

I was given it to pass on to my mother but she didn't seem to want it to I took it away with me again. Unfortunately because it was meant for mother I didn't pay much attention as to what it was nor how you were meant to care for it. Oops!!

Sunday saw me plant my autumn onions that I had put in pots owing to lack of space. I still didn't have space for them (vegetable plot still under lots of building rubble) so ended up putting them in the bed intended for the raspberries (oh well - there's always next year) - the poor devils were looking a bit big for their pots and I had never intended on having them in pots for so long.

Most of the rest of the weekend was spent moving soil around the garden but I did get my peppers (soaked in tea overnight) planted into square pots. I just hope they germinate now I've got them sat in a plastic propagator thing on the windowsill. I'm a little nervous it wont be warm enough.


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 13:16

Keep warm when you go back outside! I adore your daffs. I had completely forgotten the mere possibility of having them inside - they're such wonderful cherry colours!

B&Q dead plants

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 13:15

Most of my cheap (for I am tight fisted and mean with what little money I have) plants have come from the sales bin at Homebase as the sales assistants here have a tendency to over enthusiastically water everything and once it looks a little uncomfortable to over water it some more. I'm not above haggling with them over the prices either (as I did with my miniature orange tree which had been reduced from £15 down to £5 and I ended up paying 50p which was the value of the pot and three Swiss Chard plants that were about 20p rather than the couple of pound they had wanted to sell them for).

As with even good garden centres unfortunately it is a case of buyer beware! I hope you get your money back and find some better plants soon!


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:23

I would just like it to be known that I am a very friendly psychopath and my shovels are strictly for gardening / emergency digging cars out of mud / snow.


My chainsaw however...

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 07:21
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

 Sorry, pic and names together in one post ....

Landgirl, Dove, Panda, Nutcutlet, Artjak 

Bumping this back up to the top because this photograph is awesome!!

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