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Posted: 13/07/2015 at 21:13

How about incorporating a whiteboard/ slate board (with soft pencils attached) for swaps/ wants/ spare tools/ offers etc near the simple bench/ seating suggested by others???

Free zinnia seeds are tomatoes!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 20:52

Lucky you, Katemac: my zinnias didn't ever emerge!!

First harvest!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 20:49

 Enjoy!! From such small (but significant) beginnings are great harvests derived..!!!

My plant supports are shooting and have taken root!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 20:45

YEP!! DE: That's the word I wanted to use - but could I think of it???

My plant supports are shooting and have taken root!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 19:48

I've 'grown' numerous hardy fuchsia, buddleia, hebe and willow from plant supports. If they have good form, they get potted up when I clear the beds at the end of the growing season and used as 'infill' within the dedicated borders. What's not to like about such fortunate occurrences??

Pretty Visitor

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 19:40

GfB: I was just about to congratulate you on the quality of the 'photo'....Still, it's great that you get regular (fleeting) sightings, eh??

An invasion of you forum lot's privacy...

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 20:08

Be afraid! Be Very afraid!! Don't say I didn't warn you! My avatar will stay the same as I'm a great supporter of bats and their conservation.

Giant poppies

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 20:03


 This charmer always has as much room as it needs in my 'sheltered-but-sunny' border. The seedheads are quite 'sculptural' and get gilded for indoor arrangements in the autumn & winter.


salad cropping

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 19:32

It's well worth adding German Mustard as a salad leaf to be picked young to your square-foot scheme - mine crops all year (near sea-level & coastal in Pembrokeshire).

Repotting - a word to the wise

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 19:20

If you should elect to house a sightly smaller / less awkwardly-shaped pot inside a 'potbelly' BEWARE: the 'gap' inside will create a perfectly safe  (& inaccessible to humans) 'hideyhole' for you-know-whos to loiter!!! [4 letter word beginning with S...???]. [perhaps you could pack the gap out with fleece or similar, hessian sacking etc.].

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Discussions started by David Matthews2

What shall i do with a 'Hairy Onion'?

Head of bolting onion has grown 4 feet, then sprouted 'hair' 
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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 19:47

Please help to identify this miniature shrub

Small evergreen shrub withsharply-pointed glossy leaves and white 'malteser-sized' bobbles supported on short stems. 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 18:17

Gardening featuring in Seasonal Greetings...??

Do other 'forkers' know of examples of gardening techniques and practices being featured? ing in  
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Last Post: 26/12/2013 at 06:47

Getting Crafty in my old age...

Planting and discussing spring bulbs with my grand-daughters prompted an ad hoc craft session with them the playroom 
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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 21:26

Huge Bee on Winter Clematis "Freckles"

Sighted this afternoon in my sheltered courtyard....can anyone identify the bee species? 
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Last Post: 21/12/2013 at 06:56
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