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Latest posts by david spikes

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 20:04

lizzie-went to france with a friend who thought the french would understand english if he spoke with a bogus french accent-french didnt think it was nearly as funny as i did

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 19:57

had scones in edinburgh-made me doubt the sanity of the scots but yours look tasty

Pumpkin Magic

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 19:50

double loops of wire-if you use rebar bend one piece into a v

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 18:28

nice to know that cuckoo spit is everywhere-very nice pretty garden-the wildlife is endlessly entertaining

Pumpkin Magic

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 18:04

love growing pumpkins-to get perfectly shaped fruit make a tripod-a strong tripod, i use rebar and suspend the pumpkins in pantyhose-this is only worth while for jackolanterns

Favourite gardens to visit?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 17:52

hidcote-kiftsgate-arley hall-packwood-if i could live in one ilford manor-and my alltime favorite garinish island in southern ireland-oh lord just remembered buscot park

Vegetable seed longevity germination past use by date

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 17:41

found a gift box this spring filled with all the seed packets for a great flower and veg garden. unfortunately theyd gone missing in 1994 so seeds 20 yrs old. planted them all. except for sunflowers and a single nasturtium out of about a hundred  the flowers seem gone-a few pumpkins have germinated and perhaps some basella. if there hadnt been so many i would have damp paper toweled them. there are a couple of sites if you google seed longevity.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 17:24

must be a hell of a recipe-access is forbidden-whats in those biscuits lizzie

 l d braithwaite

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 04:54


 last summer on the colorado river


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 01:43

tanacetum nivea 

Discussions started by david spikes

autumn crocus

do you grow them 
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Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 08:27

dahlias dahling

show us your best 
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Last Post: Today at 18:13

whats cooking from the garden

its all good 
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Last Post: 24/08/2014 at 15:00

sunflower seeds

and the pear tree is full of birds cooing and twittering 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 18:14

phlox paniculata

would that they were mine 
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Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 13:26

clematis tie dyed

great blue variegation first of its type 
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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 17:54

what were they thinking of

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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 18:18


great thread on underachievers. think we need to balance it. do you have something which has gone gonzo this year after fiddling about forever? 
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Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 16:33

just curious

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Last Post: 04/04/2012 at 20:47

searching for seeds

stuff i want 
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Last Post: 29/02/2012 at 23:53

Talkback: Dieback on Leyland cypress hedges

it looks like improper trimming or it could be spider mites if they are the soft evergreen curse in the uk that thet are in nev. 
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Last Post: 08/05/2012 at 10:26


all through the year 
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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 20:25
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