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Thanks everyone

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 10:02

I have a huge cooking and gardening bookcase Tracey - it is stuffed full of cookery books (top half) and gardening books, notebooks, magazines, and printouts (bottom half).  It has a tin with plant labels in it and another tin with secateurs and snips in it (it's by the back door) it has drawers in the bottom with packets of seeds in it (and my camera) and on the top of it are tins with partially used packs of seeds in them, fibre and root-grow tubes and some nest boxes for which we have not yet found an appropriate site (need more shrub and climber cover - this is a new garden).

The notebooks are in the bookcase ....................... somewhere 

Thanks everyone

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 09:48

Isn't this lovely  - coffee anyone? 

I've got several notebooks - this year's resolution .... combine them into one logical version and remember where I've put it 

Rose ID

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 09:45

I can't find a crimson/dark pink single or even semi-double bush-type rose on the DA website, and although the photo isn't clear the flowers don't look single to me

At a wild guess it might be Darcy Bussell but that is just a guess, based on colour, habit and the fact that it's recommended for containers. 

Prune as for English roses instructions here - as we've not had a cold snap yet I'd wait until  the end of Feb/early March this year.  Prune the older growth a bit harder than the young growth.

 I would also repot it at the same time, using John Innes No 3 - make sure the draining hole isn't blocked.  

New to gardening. Need some advice

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 08:43

Lots of info on this thread

Good luck and keep us informed of how it's going 

Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 08:39
Blubell wrote (see)

..... Always buy too many, thinking I have a garden twice the size ....

Strange how gardens shrink isn't it - I blame all the wet weather 

Shady space question

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 08:37

My only concern would be if it's too enclosed and the potatoes don't get enough air-flow moving around them it might encourage blight - but give it a go and see 


Posted: 20/01/2014 at 08:31

  They're gorgeous.  I was sold a H. lividus as hardy ........ it wasn't 


Posted: 20/01/2014 at 08:27

Good morning all   I went for my morning stomp in the frost by moonlight this morning - it was beautiful.

Yes thank you - we've had a really lovely weekend - the Foodie meet was great, we really enjoyed ourselves chatting to old and new friends as well as eating lots of wonderful Dim sum  , and then quite a few of us went to a bar for more chatting and some drinking  and then just as the rest of the Foodies were ready to leave a friend of ours arrived (pre-arranged) and we started on the second phase of our foodie weekend ........ this time we went Lebanese - to Kaslik -  It's a tiny place with an even tinier kitchen which produces vast amounts of delicious food in almost the twinkling of an eye - and the waiters definitely have a twinkle and a smile. We had a lovely evening. 

We got to our hotel ... de_form=12 at about 10 and slept so well. The hotel was great and the view across St Katharine's Dock to Tower Bridge with wonderful luxury yachts moored right under our windows - and it was sooooo quiet - we had the window open and all we could hear as we went to sleep was the calls of the Great Crested Grebes on the water under our window - not a car, not a lorry, not a siren, not a sound until we woke at 8 am and heard the dull roar in the distance of a plane taking off from London City Airport further down the river. 

After breakfast we headed for Pimlico  and Tate Britain in the sunshine and  enjoyed looking at wonderful paintings all day (stopping for a light lunch) until we had painting overload and had to stop for tea and cake before setting off for Liverpool Street and the journey home. 

I see you've all been busy and lots of new names on the Forum - looks like spring has sprung in the hearts of the nation's gardeners, if not quite outside in the gardens yet 


Posted: 19/01/2014 at 21:41

Hello folks - just popping in to say we're home and heading up the wooden hill - see you tomorrow 


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 19:56

It will look gorgeous 

Right, putting my feet up and reading a book now so Night night folks - highly doubtful that I'll be on here tomorrow as we're away for the weekend - DS will be here some of the time as he's attending a function in Norfolk -  don't think he'll need to do any watering for me 

See you all on Monday - have a good weekend folks 

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