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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 10:50

Have you managed to arrange anything with a courier type organisation at all? I've three huge (heavy!!) hostas here (South Yorkshire) that if someone told me how too I would happily divide up (there's a couple of other plants in pots you could have too) and bag so they'd be transportable to send but I'm afraid I don't have the money to deliver them as it would be a trailer and truck job!

Otherwise they're going in the compost bin as they're just not popular up here.


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 10:44

It wont make its mind up here!! Unfortunately I can't get hold of the manure lady so it looks like that might need to wait a while (no rush for it fortunately - and they have a never ending supply!) I did get excited thinking the electricity had gone but it was just a bulb blowing right after the thunder rolled over.

My partner is moving cars all day - at least he should be I normally get an update moaning about something by now. I hope the weather isn't too unforgiving for him.

Think I might go and rip the Hostas up so I can make some more space and reuse the pots for my other plants. Seems a shame to compost them since they'll fill the compost wheelie bin on their own (I can't move them in the pots - too huge!!) So must be a decent age but I just really don't like them! (Mind you I'm one of those people who likes her plants and flowers to be useful and if I can't eat it or watch bees on it it is never going to end well!)

chicken resistant plants

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 10:34

I'm not sure Rebecca (we're getting chickens soon so I've been trying to research this) not I found this link with a big list on if it's any use! (its in America I think but some plants should still apply).


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:22
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Make the bread after Clari - that way, if you have dirty fingernails they'll get a good clean...

I work in a riding school so plenty of free 'goodness' whenever I want. Could do with a few trugfulls to put in the compost bin. 

I thinking more about whether I'd have any strength left but I guess clean fingernails would be a bonus!

I'm hoping this lot has as many worms as the loads we transported for our parents for mothers day - you could see the bags moving there were so many! All fantastic stuff for the garden and most horse owners I know are grateful to be relieved of it so everyone wins


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:10
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Morning Fg and Clari 

Clari - take a look here it says they should be available from 2014,

Hmmm, it's clouding up in the west 

Thanks Dove! I'll keep an eye out - our local Tesco taunts me with glorious gluten free goodies one week then I have to wait a month as all they have is awful bread in their place.  That reminds me I must make some more bread today - before manure shovelling or after? Hmm...

I don't believe it.

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:04

Wow! What a monster! Don't tell OL for goidness sake she's only just mastering dispatching the little ones bless her!


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:01

Oh croissants how I miss you!

It's a really nice morning at the moment looks like the rain wont hit us til around 09:00 so I've a couple of hours to potter around with my mug of tea.

I hope you've all got lovely plans whatever rains on you!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 22:45
Clarington wrote (see)
Somehow ended back at Homebase this evening. Came away with two healthy looking Jonkheer Van Tets redcurrant plants and four more garlic chives for ??4.50.

I've just come back in from the garden having scuttled out there with a torch - this little collection in their prime was £14.00 worth!


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 22:25
Clarington wrote (see)

Yesterday a trip to Homebase brought back 12 strawberry plants, two garlic chive plants, and a blackcurrant stick for £3.00 (not sure the stick will make it but thought it worth a go to nurse ready for planting out next year).I would have had more but I couldn't find a basket!

Whilst tidying up the pots this evening I've just realised that had I brought these plants at the peak of their season (aka when Homebase was still remembering to water them) it would have set me back £15.49


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Posted: 06/06/2014 at 21:14
Welcome to quite the mad house!

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