dennis williams

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GardenIng jokes

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 13:26

Pause for thought, if corn oil comes from corn, where does baby oil come from.

no 2, If a man is in the garden and speaks, and their is no woman to hear him, is he still wrong.

No 3, The philosopher who said, work well done never needs doing over, never weeded a garden.

O K sorry.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 13:14


A friend of mine spent a fortune for a new landscaped garden, within a week there were molehills like mountains all over his new lawn. Confiding in a friend at the pub how hacked of he was at this problem the friend suggested he contact the local molecatcher, so he did. That saturday the molecatcher arrived and want into his garden, 30 minutes later said molecatcher knocks on his front door and says job done. My friend is so releived he pays the man double, just as the molecatcher is leaving my friend says "that mole has cost me a fortune, if i bung you a few more quid can you dispose of it the worst way you can thing of" sure can says the molecatcher, in the pub that night my friend runs into the molecatcher and enquires, i am curious to know how you disposed of that pesky mole. Oh that was easy says the molecatcher, i took him round the back and burried him alive.

Talkback: Red kites

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 11:23
Hi, I work in Essex/Suffolk mobile most of the time, I see red kites almost every day on my travels mainly around Braintree, Chelmsford and Stanstead. I love to watch them wheeling about the sky, I get a big thrill every time I see one.
Dennis, Essex.


Posted: 14/05/2013 at 19:59

In my opinion your best bet at this time of year is to buy potted lillies from a garden centre and plant them out, you will get the benefit of them flowering and can look forward to them coming up year after year. Slightly more expensive than buying bulbs but the upside is you get an idea of their height/colour etc instantly and their are many to choose from. 

victorian garden/cottage garden

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 19:51

Thanks for your input all, Busy-lizzie i cheched out your link and feel inspired to take it further and pop in carrots, beetroot etc, for the leaf form and colour. many thanks

victorian garden/cottage garden

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 20:52

Two years ago i had one side of my garden as a cottage garden with lawn and family area, the other side was my veg garden. My wife suggested as veg where so cheap perhaps it could all be a cottage garden. I duly divided all my perenials during autumn 2011 creating a new cottage garden with the rest and added some new plants for contrast plus a small lawn area to sit and enjoy. Sad i know but i miss my veg. I was watching a gardening program recently only to discover that the victorian cottage garden grew veg and flowers intermixed, i am trying this, this year so have planted cabbage, onions, sweetcorn and lettuce in amoung my perenials in my borders.

Can anyone tell me if they have tried this and what results they had and did they experience any problems i shouls be aware of or any tips as to the best varieties of veg for this type of gardening. Many thanks

Ground elder

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 19:56

Just to let you know Ground elder sends down sub roots which i'm reliably informed with the right soil conditions can go as much as a meter down. This is a survival tactic the plant has developed along with the break off joints in the roots designed by nature to help the plant survive. With this in mind do what i do, just keep digging. AAARRGGG.

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