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Posted: 05/01/2015 at 09:40

I'm not good at warm weather and wall to wall sunshine Pdoc, so you're not rubbing it in here.  I'll be happy surrounded by snowdrops and hazel catkins - but I'm glad you're going to get some sunshine Pdoc - enjoy


Lyn - while you're at it, my seeds are in two tins on top of the bookcase in the dining room ... pretty please

Organic soil

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 08:30

I've no idea what's available to you in the US DrGT - are you talking about soil for filling a raised bed? 

I  use a mixture of approx one-third well rotted farm yard manure and two-thirds good quality sieved topsoil and I buy from reputable UK sources. 

If you wish to use Certified Organic I'm sure there are some US Organic websites that can give  recommendations of brands available to you.


Trees and their relationships

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 08:22

I receive a regular newsletter from a fungi foray site - this month's has fascinating information about symbiotic relationships between trees and fungi and microrhyzal organisms which I thought many gardeners would find interesting. 

Just click on the link and scroll down a bit to the paragraph about Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 06:48

Hope the working week goes well Chicky    (so glad I don't have to do that any more, says she, whispering)


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 06:27

Good morning all

We had a frost earlier -2C in the back garden, but it's all thawed now and the temp is rising.  Apparently some of you up north are going to get some storms later in the week, so batten those hatches down in plenty of time.

Our Lovely Builder is still poorly so won't be here until Wednesday, but the electrician is coming to fit an extractor fan in the bathroom, so a degree of chaos is expected here today! 

Room 101

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 20:52
Steve the Gardening Vet wrote (see)

Dove, I'm stunned by where you found those emoticons!


I have my sources


Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 19:41


Wood pigeons

Collared doves

Gold finches

Blue tits

Gt tits




Room 101

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 19:32
Suburbshrub wrote (see)

.... children who haven't been taught to say 'Please' and 'Thank you'

And even worse, adults who have been taught, but just don't bother, 'because that's just the way I am'

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 19:04

Verdun ((hugs))   you're not alone

Room 101

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 18:58



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