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Posted: 04/06/2014 at 21:09

Sweetpea where did you get those storage boxes? They're BEAUTIFUL!! Much envy from the cardboard box brigade over here!


I'm back on a computer. This time at home tidying up my CV. Partner being "helpful" suggested I had a rum and coke... not sure that and CV would have been a good idea


"To Whom It May Concern:

I am truly awesome and would make a terrific asset to your team.

P.S. I can hear a kettle boiling from a mile off and am well versed in the making of an engineers brew knowing the maximum timings for the optimal hobnob dunking to be 45 seconds with milk chocolate ones 57.3 seconds.


Shall I start on Monday?"


Although at least I'd actually be writing my CV not looking for gardening ideas on here!!


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 15:31
LesleyK wrote (see)

Perhaps a neighbour might like them.

Lesley, I don't really know my neighbours well (although certainly I can assure you that one is not at all green fingered). Perhaps I could put them on the front drive with a "free to good home" sign. There's still a bush out there from when I went on the local "sales forum" offering a few plants to anyone who wanted to collect them - its been months but I just haven't gotten round to moving it!


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 15:29

Oh they're definite slug masters that's for sure! Maybe I should sacrifice them and put them at the edge of the garden as traps to stop the slugs venturing towards my tomatoes.

Not quite companion planting...


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 15:09

Non of them are exactly little either else I'd be trying to put them in the post to the flood victims fund but I think between them they'd be a car load on their own!


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 15:09

Anyone in the South Yorkshire (S25) area want these plants? No idea what they are (aside from slug magnets) and they don't fit into our plants.

 (Not sure how we'll manage it but I want to rescue the pot from this one)

 (Huge monster of a big green thing!!)

 (A close up of the second one - I think! - In case it helps anyone identify it.)

Cane tops

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 15:00

Actimel pots!


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 07:24

Morning all! 

Cut the wildlife area (aka overgrown) where the chickens are going - couldn't move for frogs! Little devils all over the place trying to trip me up! Wish they'd spread into the garden and make a dent on the slugs.


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:01

Thanks for the forum link Dove - just waiting for my account to be approved.  


Pond weeds

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 21:16
Our fish are eating the oxygenating plants like I never feed them. Must be tastier than it looks!


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 16:21

Does anyone here know a good chicken type forum? My continuing education is starting to run dry. I'm currently thinking of one Milliefleur Pekin, one Lavender Pekin, and two Gold Partridge Pekins (the farm we'd be getting them from said they'd be fine mixed up together) but I'd like to start digging into them a little more in case one has terrorist type quirks! (I've been told the Lavenders like cuddles which is not something I thought I'd hear about hens!)

Dove - you can never have enough rosemary! I need to take cuttings off mine (is it August you do it?) To start boosting my stock as I get so nervous about taking off too much from my little pot by the kitchen door.

(As you can tell I'm really very motivated at my desk today!!)

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When do you decant the seedlings? 
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Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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Looking for ideas to add height and colour 
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Enjoy a Free Day Out At 4 RHS Gardens

Not spam - honest!! :D 
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Water Butts

Recommended Suppliers? 
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How LATE can you plant blackcurrents / raspberries?

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Yellowing Basil plant leafs.

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