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Posted: 28/03/2014 at 11:26

On the subject of Lavenders. How far back can you cut them and expect them to regrow? I've a "bush" along the path that is all old wood so presumably very established but I'd like to gain back a little of the path without killing the plant!

A little showing off and a big thank you

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 11:22

Tracey that looks beautiful!


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 07:10

Morning all! 

It was meant to be pay day today but my bank account remains empty. Don't they know I have plants and truck parts to buy?!

Time to get busy!

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 12:01

Fantastic!! I wish you many many happy hours pottering


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 11:38

In my uneducated opinion Management sound like a giant asshat.

Daft thoughts

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 10:39

I've also got a bit of a cold. But that doesn't excuse my deciding not to plant some more cherry bombs in the propagator last night because it was gone 19:00 and dark outside - something in my brain decided the seedlings would not like the dark. Daft moo I was stood in the kitchen under a strip light about to put them in soil!


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 10:35


Well that's a company that, based entirely on the fact that they seem to threaten their customers with legal action because presumably they get in contact wanting to know where their order is, whose website I wont even be visiting much less placing an order with them! Even if I was told their plants were the most awesome things ever (which I haven't) customer  service and attitude count for so much in my little black book.

Perhaps a fall in sales is what they wanted? Seems a very strange way to run a business either way.

I'm hoping its pay day this week so I can get some more pond plants brought this weekend in between setting up the compost bins (how rock and roll are we?!) My three little Iris (okay not the native planting I wanted but they are very pretty so have been allowed to sneak in) are looking a little lonely! Can't spend too much on the pond right now unfortunately- I've too many other projects on the go not to mention my long terms savings pot needs topping back up!

chilli peppers

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 07:22
 I get nervous about seedlings too! They're just so delicate! I tend to wait til they're far too big for their pots (I put them in oversize ones to start with so they look tiny and lost) before I move them because I am convinced I'll snap them.
Sounds like you're going to be having the most adventurous meals come harvest time! 
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Clari,  I have LOADS of Cherry Bomb seedlings, it's going to be a Cherry Bomb fest I our house, also some Apache and Purple Riot. I will need to repot them soon, just trying to hold in until the GH is finished so thinking possibly Monday.  That's the bit I'm worried about as I usually end up killing the seedlings 



Posted: 27/03/2014 at 07:16

Morning all! 

Since starting the "diet" on Tuesday I'm already 2lb down - just shows you how your body reacts to food it doesn't like! All for a good cause etc but I really want fish & chips!


Posted: 26/03/2014 at 18:56

Mrs G.  Extreme maybe but hopefully I'll be happy and healthy soon. I hope your meal goes well. The food sounds wonderful! 

Dove - send your chaps this way I could keep them busy all week. The pond looks lovely.  I adore the beach idea!

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