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Camera Corner

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:53




 I agree, FG..... I know I've posted this one elsewhere before, but it does illustrate what you are saying......flower, Surfinia.

Note. The camera lens I was using then didn't have quality as present ones.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:29
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Lovely pic David.

Thanks, Lily.....was just browsing through my pics and this one reminded me of the beautiful warm sunny afternoon when I took it.....a great year for bees.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 21:49


Another from last year's lovely summer.


Tomato Feed - Yes or No

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 21:42

I'll be sowing the seed of mine this week-end, I know this will give me a nice sized plants for my cold greenhouse during the second week in May, when hopefully we shouldn't have anymore frost.....the seed of outdoor varieties will be sown two week's later.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 18:01

Just for you, KEF.


 I'm not keen, far prefer other aspects of gardening.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 16:46


Mankind and trees

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 16:35

Really good subject, Mike.....the tree's contribution to mankind is incalculable. The first wheel was made by early Mespotamians from solid wood.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 12:25

Owen -  I agree don't seem to have anything to be concerned about. For sure you are not too late this year and seem on course for some beautiful flowers.

As I've said before, I've never used toilet roll middles for sowing and appreciate that they are biodegradable. However, it concerns me that if the whole tube isn't planted the full depth of the tube & below the surface....the exposed top will not rot and may syphon water away from the young plants.

While I'm here, I would just like to say this on the subject of the hardiness of sweet peas. Many, many times mine have been frozen solid in their pots and the compost rock hard, with the young seedlings flopped over. BUT, as soon as the weather warms-up again & the compost thaws out, they recover & are soon standing upright  again.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 11:25
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

They were all the twiggy bits I could find, next year I will go hunting for bigger twiggy bits when people are chopping tress/bushes etc.

Ah, but next year they won't be leggy, so you'll not need them.

A little showing off and a big thank you

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 11:07
Busy Bee2 wrote (see)

Some men are great housekeepers, but with others you have to break them in by making them live with the consequences of their own poor efforts - like give them the cutlery they didn't wash up properly at the next dinner time.  Funnily enough, they notice the dirt and grease then.  The worst thing you can do is sigh at them and take over the job - that's what they want you to do.



I'll get me coat

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