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David K


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Quotes

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:08

Desperation has set in.

"When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea."

Eric Cantona.

 

Tomato trouble

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 10:55
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

That's a lovely story Dove  We were in Belgium at the time and I honestly don't remember what I was doing but I expect it involved my paddling pool 

 

...and eating chocolate?

Tomato trouble

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 10:49

....well I remember 76 (was just a pup of  52 at the time) .....luverly summer, roads sticky with melting tarmac and greenhouses were considered to be a hazard to tomato growing. 

Anyway, the skins of outdoor sorts are always tough & split when it rains.

 

Tomato trouble

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 09:01

Unless we're blessed with a summer like 1976, I would say forget growing outdoor tomatoes here in the UK.....too much temperature fluctuation.

Leave it to the Italians.....I'll get me coat!  

Quotes

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 07:14

I think it means by getting rid of waste, don't also discard what is worth keeping, bekkie.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 07:06

To each his/her their own of course, but perhaps it would be timely to point out that people (like Monty Don) who opt for sowing their sweet pea seed in March, are just about to start cutting their first flowers.......these will of course continue to bloom until the autumn.

On the other hand, those opting for autumn sowings, have been enjoying their flowers for the past two months.....the downside being that these will be past their best by late August / early September.

I've always advocated sowing at both times  for a continuation of flowers.

PS. rosemummy, it's far from a 'faff', it's as difficult as you care to make it.

Quotes

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 06:19

"Shut your eyes, Sandman's coming"

....or is this local to the Midlands?

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 21:05

I do so agree, Dove......this is what I posted a couple of pages back ' took loads to an old people's home today......according to the staff, the smell brings back childhood memories.'  

   

Camera Corner

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 19:09

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/daea6ee4-c661-48f5-bb61-c0f9a275f97b_zpsce28ed29.jpg

 

Quotes

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 08:03

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

 

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