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Posted: 02/05/2014 at 21:29

Don't get me wrong I'm all for a bit of Royal despite my young age and short attention span, but unless the Royals are actively involved I can't see the point in including them in your title other than sounding a bit old fashioned and truth be told pompous. If you're trying to tie yourself so you look part of the likes of the RHS you're going to fall right on your arse.

It doesn't add anything to the organisation other than making your web address longer.

The SGS sounds a safe bet to me!


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 21:14
Dovefromabove wrote (see)
Clarington wrote (see)
Falling asleep on the sofa.


Joining you Clari 

Retreated to bed with two duvets and a hot water bottle.  Your icy feet and left me mist chilled Dove!


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 20:00
Falling asleep on the sofa.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Talkback: 100 hungry snails

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 15:53
It would have been interesting to mark them with nail polish or some such and seen how many (and how quickly they) returned.


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 14:37

OL. I'll check in a minute and ping you something back if I did.


Have everyone heard? Its Word Garden Naked Day tomorrow.

So that explains why the weather forecasters are talking about frosts.

Where are YOU?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 12:07
Mike Allen wrote (see)

Thanks for the respnse friends.  I wonder if I might chance my arm.  In your profile.  The majority of members simply quote.  More to follow.  Come on folks.  How abot C&P and adding your post to your profile?  It will make it much easier to give advice etc, once a location is know.  Have no fear.  Mike wont come a calling on Sunday, plate in hand, ready to sample your cooking

Bless you Mike if you can find the kitchen right now for car parts and tender seedlings you're welcome to join us!!

Shed - man or womans world?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 11:51

We have our own sheds.


He has a 18ft x 10 ft MONSTER shed that is the envy of all other sheds! Its going to be a proper workshop / space for him to retreat into and do whatever it is men do in their shed (I think it is often best not to ask).

I have the former wash room outbuilding. The paint is peeling, the mice rampant despite my attempts to convince them they can't get into the bird food (last I found they were eating the weed killer packaging instead), the floor in need of painting.

BUT it has two windows, a sink with running water, and its solid. (Also useful for someone of my delicate nature its next to the outdoor loo!)

Plans are to knock into the coal shed next door to create more space which we will then fill with the washing machine and a tumble drier (well - it is a ladies room after all), install the required electricity and water, paint, put up some shelves for all those things a lady needs in her shed then lock myself in and hide.



Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 11:36

I think the stepladder would be an individual thing Mandicore depending on how tall you are to reach easily into the bin / where your strength is (for instance I have no strength the moment I lift my arms so would be better on a step instead of leaning into the bin to twist my wiggle stick).

I started off with one compost bin. I've now got four and a wormery! Hoping for some useful compost this year to spread on the vegetable patch.


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 11:21

Cool! I shall definitely have to try doing this. Thanks ever so for sharing that!


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 11:14
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

Hi Fluffy, they really need to be left to die back naturally as the leaves are building up the bulb for next year's flowers.  Once the leaves die back you can lift them.  Many folk (me included) leave them in the ground, but it's best to plant them 6 to 8 inches deep if you do that.  Some folk treat them as annuals and discard them after flowering, especially if planted in pots.  I think that's what you have effectively done, albeit by accident!

There is no one answer to how long they live - I have some that have been in the ground for 30 years and come back every year (plain red and plain yellow ones), but most of the fancy ones I buy rarely do well the following year.

Bob I just wanted to thank you for such a perfectly clear explanation. I've some tulips that are not growing in the ideal place as we're about to redesign that bit of the garden. However they are beautiful and I'd like to save them (I think they'll be going in the middle of the herb garden to add some colour in the spring and liven it up a little).

Once the plants have been left to die back and lifted would I be best to store the bulbs in a (dark / dry) bag until we're ready to replant them or would they do better in a large pot of sand / oil ?

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Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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Not spam - honest!! :D 
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Recommended Suppliers? 
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