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Posted: 16/02/2014 at 22:07

Supervisory?! Good lord no! But I have a special needs wheelbarrow and only fill it half full. I keep meaning to turn my gps on my phone and clock how many miles I wander around with it with my little loads


chilli peppers

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 21:43

Barbara I heartily recommend you quiz Stacey til you're blue in the face - she's an extra amazing lady when it comes to chillies! 

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 21:40
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

Marcus Tullius Cicero 106 - 43 BC

Everything you need maybe but soft loo roll is a nice extra to life.


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 21:38
punkdoc wrote (see)

I love a good to do list. The only problem I have is that I seem to keep starting new ones, and never seem to get round to actually doing any of the jobs.

Nice to have a dry day, the water level is starting to go down fairly quickly, please, no more rain for a while. [ Come summer I will probably be praying for rain.]

I get the feeling you'll happily take a drought filled summer this year to dry everything out! Good to hear the water is dropping, here's hoping we've turned the corner weatherwise.

I barely function without a good to do list - if I stray from my routine (like Top Gear not being on on a Sunday for me to watch while doing the ironing) it all falls to bits!

We've so much to do in the garden but my back (broken) means even simple things take weeks rather than weekends, it'd be nice to have a list to tick off so I could see some progress even if its numbers of wheelbarrows of mud / rock / more mud moved!  


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 17:19

Oooh Dove your day sounds ideal!! I've had a quick potter around, I've ALOT of rubble and soil to move but am already starting to wonder about planting plans. I think I'd best start getting my to do list written down before I get too carried away!

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 16:42

Tracey the ignore button certainly makes this forum a much nicer place sometimes, unfortunately there are people who just like to cause trouble like little internet warriors being all brave sat behind their sticky keyboards. Ignore them and be grateful you live a happier life!

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 16:33

Ooooh rhubarb!  How lovely, I'm wondering about adding some to my garden but a friend who is too busy to keep her rhubarb under control has a large patch of it so I'm thinking of using the space for something else and going with my crumble mix to hers! 


Last year a bottle of citrus feed emptied itself far too quickly into my mini orange tree and left it most unhappy with only two leafs barely clinging on. Happy to say despite thinking it should be consigned to the compost bin for many months it seems to have recovered and is now coming on full guns blazing!


Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 15:16
What a lovely way of putting it Verdun.

I'm so so bored stiff

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 08:11

Jeannie, you'll be pleased to hear that since posting that comment I am now the proud holder of some tomato and chilli seeds thanks to members here! Its like waiting to see if Santa has come checking the propagator! 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 08:08

What would you suggest we do Mike? I try to donate financially to the campaigns to help farmers but have little left over for healing the rest of the planet. Is there something your learned others have suggested?  Would perhaps we be best growing long term plants, slow growers, that can be sent down next year instead? When things have had time to recover?  Ground time to be prepared? Or perhaps plants that will live in pots for years to come. I'm afraid I am not terribly clever and woukd be grateful of your guidance. 

I would imagine that if a garden has been destroyed the poor owners they will be much more concerned about sorting out their houses so wont have much time at all for tending their gardens. Til then I shall look after my surplus seeds and see what longer growing plants I can find spaces for should I be able to pass them on to others in hope of raising a small smile when this awful experience is over.

Discussions started by Clarington

A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

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Heated propagators

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Native Pond Plants

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Not spam - honest!! :D 
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Water Butts

Recommended Suppliers? 
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Blogs to keep us contented over the wet wintery weather

Add links to your blogs here! 
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Pond Fabrication

What is the best material to use? 
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Compost Bins

What's the "best" out there? 
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Wooden Raised Beds

What do you do to the wood to preserve it? 
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How long can you save seeds / bulbs for?

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