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Onions and potatoes

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 21:26

Thank you Tootles. I don't mind waiting, it's part of what makes gardening so exciting, but it is useful to have a rough idea so I don't sit there for weeks only to find we did it all wrong. 

I'll post some pictures when they start growing.

Onions and potatoes

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 16:27

Hello everyone, I hope you're all well.


Could anyone answer my question?  We planted out chitted potatoes and onion sets around 2 weeks ago, but there's no sign of growth yet.  How long do we have to wait?

barking dogs

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 08:33

Luckily for me I do not have any problems with barking dogs, and I am so sorry for all those that do.  Cats is also my major problem, but there are plenty of threads about cat problems so I will not start. 

However, I will add my humble opinion: Diddy, you must get this problem sorted out.  Your neighbour is making your life a misery.  By all means try the sonic thing but if that doesn't work, what will you do? You have to complain to the council and to the RSPCA if you are worried about the dogs' welfare.  I seriously doubt you will end up being shot, but if you are worried about it, lock the doors for a few days and be ready to phone the police at the drop of a hat. 

I know it's annoying when you have to sort out problems that you have not created and force others to take responsibility for their own actions, but if you don't this problem will just get worse.  If you ever wanted to sell your house, you would have no chance if dogs are constantly barking.

Just in case anyone is wondering, I love dogs.  I would love to have one, but my job means it would be alone for most of the time and I would not be able to walk it properly on work days.  So I don't have one.  I personally wouldn't allow most people to own dogs as they are not able to look after them properly, then we would solve the problem of most of the dog mess in public places, people being bitten by dogs that are not trained properly, and noisy dogs making neighbour's life a misery.  When I retire I may get one, but not before.

I wish you luck.


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 08:12

Morning all, especially Dove and Stacey...just checking in, been so busy the last week or so, came back from holiday, have already been back at work and then been looking for next year's holiday, somewhere hot I think, haven't been abroad for a very long time.  Had nice-ish weather when we were away (in Pembrokeshire) but decided enough is enough, and it's time for golden sandy beaches, clear blue sea and baking sun.

Spent yesterday in the garden, mainly raking soil from where my new fence was put in over the lawn, it can't go back where it was so thought it was time to level the lawn and hope the grass grows through all the soil.  It's hard work because I'm taking out all the stones and the weeds (hopefully!) as I go along, so got about half of it done.  The under-gardener is still digging out the main border at the back, it seems that someone put about a ton of rubble in there, it has to come out because otherwise you can't plant anything more than about an inch deep, goodness knows what we'll do with the enormous pile we have.  Came across something yesterday which is impossible to shift, and decided to leave it as it seems to go under the fence to next door, but decided I can live with that one staying where it is.  I feel like we solve one problem and just create another ten at the moment, but hey ho! I knew doing the back wouldn't be easy.

Anyway enough of my whinging.  Have a good day all.


Posted: 05/08/2013 at 06:38

Morning all! Am I first? Raining here again this morning, although the forecast is for sun later.  Can't really do much today as a) it's so wet after yesterday's downpour, and b)I have an exam tomorrow and I really should be revising .  So just popped on to say hello and wish everyone well.  My new fence was finished yesterday, and then I bought a hydrangea from B&Q, I have no idea why, because I'm not really a fan of them but it had lovely blue flowers, and it was reduced.  It's going to stay in a pot with ericaceous compost so I keep that lovely blue.  I'm trying to make a mini screen with containers at the top of my drive to hide the bins, but I'm having trouble finding trees/shrubs at the right height that will grow in a pot.  Anyway, take care all, I'll probably be on later to see what you've all been up to!!

Bargain corner plants

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 09:02

Morning tattiana and Verdun   I haunt the bargain section at B&Q, I just choose carefully.  Here's a few pics of my sucesses this year:

 Verbena tray of 24 for 50p.  Dahlia's 6 for 50p.

 Scabious Kingfisher Blue £1. (Just got another one for 50p just needs tlc).  More bargain dahlias.


 More cut price verbenas from the 24 pack and the geraniums were all between 50p and half price.

 Chelsea lilies half price

 50p gazania which looked dead.  Now very much alive.

 Erigeron with no label of any kind, I did blag it a bit and told the woman it was on the same shelf as the 50p pinks I also bought the other day, so got it for 50p.  I haven't taken a picture of the pinks as they are not flowering, not even any buds, I'm just potting them on so that next year their roots will be established for planting out in the spring.

I haven't even included the ones I got from the local nursery sale, which in general are better quality, but not quite such huge reductions.  Virtually every plant in my garden is a bargain plant, or has been given to me.  I rarely buy one full price, although it has been known to happen if I really want a particular variety.

So go for it, fill your garden with cheap plants, you'll love it all the more.

Weed or Plant identification

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 16:32

Its a weed I am always pulling them up.  Generally, if I didn't plant it, it's a weed.  I think you should follow this rule with your new topsoil!

What's happened to my Marguerite?

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 12:13

Fidgetbones, that's lovely.  thanks for posting.  If mine grows back I shall take some cuttings.  I'm afraid I've always treated them as annuals and have been very unimaginative, but no longer!


Posted: 01/08/2013 at 13:23

Thanks all, I feel reassured and I will definitely look out for those varieties for next year.

Veronicastrums.....who's growing them

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 11:20


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