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Posted: 29/04/2015 at 13:13

It's still raining and has turned jolly chilly here - about 90 mins ago it was 15.4C, now it's dropped to 8.2C and feels as if it's falling further - much more of this and I'll have to put the heating on - my hands are cold!!!


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 12:56

Well done Wonky - looks like you're making much better use of him than I ever did!

By the way, there've been requests on here for you to explain about Cat Club!

Is this a weed?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 12:52

Well, those were my thoughts too - I wonder what it looks like under those leaves - whether there's a potential spike of flowers coming, or whether it's going to spread and trail - any possibility of a photo of what's underneath?


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 12:27
LesleyK wrote (see)

Brilliant Dove.  You'll have to give him a name now.


We've called him Robin ............................................................

I've just been up to the farm shop and just popped in to the GC and got stuck there in a torrential downpour - those sticky labels are a real problem - I ended up with a lupin 'Towering Inferno', a red campion and an oxeye daisy for the edge of the Wilderness and some parsley plants as I use such a lot and mine aren't up yet.  I'm blaming Wonky for the lupin - I haven't grown them for years but she's got some and I was feeling left out

Now all the plants are outside on the terrace 'being watered' - hopefully the pond and the waterbuts are filling up too.

I've also just ordered some pond snails for my pond

what are these grubs ? how to get rid of them

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 12:15

What a lot of the flippin' things

In the long term encouraging birds into your garden will help, but in the short term apply nematodes 

Now is the perfect time - the treatment won't harm anything else.

Good luck


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 11:06

The robin just took a mealworm from my hand!!!


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 11:00

Good morning Wonky   Now you know what keeps me awake at night

Yvie, they let them out on bail as there's a shortage of appropriate places to hold teenagers

problems germinating

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 10:55

That's not quite what Granma means - there's a Private Message facility on here - go to your user name at the top right hand corner and click on My Messages

Members' Public Profiles

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 10:35
Papi Jo wrote (see)
Dovefromabove wrote on 28/05/2014

[...] it does help to answer queries if we know more or less where they live - advice for the north of Scotland may differ to that for Cornwall.

IMHO, members' location would be a very useful feature to add to this GW forum ...

That facility already exists - just go into your Settings and then Your Public Profile - you can enter your approximate location, type of garden, likes and dislikes, anything you want to about yourself, always remembering it's for public consumption.  i.e. don't give personal contact details etc.  We can then read it by clicking on the member's name and seeing their profile.

I just wish more people would use this facility - it would make life much easier when answering questions.

Best year for Rhubarb?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 10:25

This is a big favourite in this household

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