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Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:26

Hello all, I've not been posting lately, been a bit busy, just got one more day at the salt mines tomorrow then off for two weeks

Cloudy but warm here.  I was hoping for a bit of sun but I think we had the best of it this morning when we went to B&Q (2 clematis for £2 each now where to put them?) and then had a walk.  I have been walking almost every day for 2 weeks now to try and get fit and help to lose weight.  It does cut into my gardening time but I need to do something badly.........

Everything is flowering madly at the moment but I have decided I need to change my front garden radically.  Anyway off to the garden now I have more weeding to do out the back.......

take care all


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:57

Sounds lovely, I'm hoping you'll post a photograph or two, Marion.

problems growing echinacea

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 06:18

Don't worry Fannyadams, mine all died too.  Out of a tray of 24 seedlings, only one has survived, and I watered from the bottom!  I have one in a pot now, which I am giving intensive care.  Luckily you can still sow this variety outside in July for flowering next year so I'm going to sow some more today.

I also sowed a tray of Rudbeckia "Cherry Brandy" and lost the lot.  I can't sow any more of those until next year, so that's that.  And I've lost more, but I won't bore you.  It's been a bad year for seedlings, I don't usually have any trouble.

Gardening Apps?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 19:19

Does anyone use any apps for their phone?  I use an android phone and was looking for one that I can use as an electronic journal (as I have stopped keeping a written one).   There is one but the reviews aren't great. 


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:41

My goodness I confess I don't have a clue.  But it is very impressive!!!  I am at the Salt Mines tomorrow so won't get to find out for a couple of days

Missing 38 Dahlias

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 22:02

This is the worst year I have known for slugs eating dahlias.  I don't know what is different this year, but the beer trap isn't trapping them, copper tape around barriers isn't working very well; the slugs are rampant despite my slug hunts.  I bought a dahlia in May which I planted out, it was flowering and quite a tall plant but it was stripped within days.  I have actually bought a small glass bell cloche and am cloching it at night, otherwise any new growth is instantly stripped.  I actually saw an enormous snail a while back that had slimed over the copper tape barrier and was chomping away.  Another dahlia that I bought as a well-grown pot plant is currently suffering the attentions of our slimy friends.  Losing 38 is particularly nasty but I am not surprised.  Lets hope we have a slightly colder, drier winter this year and maybe there won't be quite so many of them next year.

What's happened to my tomato?

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:53

I'm no expert and I'm not sure but it does look like Blossom End Rot.  It was the first think I thought of when I saw the picture.


Posted: 11/07/2014 at 06:09

Morning all

Been trying to catch up with everything I missed yesterday... didn't get home until after 10 last night as I had to go straight from work and pick daughter up but the coach didn't get back until just before 10.  I was falling asleep in the car waiting for her!! 

I hope you all had a good day yesterday it looks lovely outside at the moment.  In catching up it seems that I've missed a lot lately, SGLily you seem to be leaving work soon, not sure if you're retiring, taking redundancy or have won the lottery but I wish you all the best.  It seems like you're really happy and I confess I would walk out in a heartbeat if I could.  Maybe we should have a daily countdown until you finish, and then a party on the day...with cake?

Anyway time for another cup of tea then a little look at the garden before it's time to get the troops up.


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 05:26

Oh dear...I wanted Holland to go through.

Morning all, hope everyone is well   I was up at 4:10 as my daughter had to get to school for a trip to London today.  So now having a cup of tea before I leave for the salt mines, apparently today is going to be a scorcher so those of you that don't have to work today enjoy your gardens and think of those of us that won't escape until about 8:30 tonight.

Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 23:17

We dug up a plant today, they should be ready according to T&M but they're still little more than marbles.  Rain and time.  Lots of.

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