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Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:57

That's a lot of tomatoes David - glad you had time to count them 

banana has produced seed pod what now

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:55

The life-cycle of the banana plant here 

Trumpet creeper (Madame Galen)

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:48

My radicans needs a sheltered spot and a bit of protection here David. 


Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:45

Party at the Birthday Boy's place - there must be some cake left 

OH and I have polished off the Rioja already but Artjak makes home made wine - she'll have plenty to spare 

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:40

It's a long time since I made country wine, but I used to make a lot and won some prizes at local shows - I'm trying to make space (physical and timewise) to start again.

I never bottled until fermentation had finished 


Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:32

Looking forward to the Wisley pics   Glad you all had a lovely time. 

We've had a busy day - OH has spring cleaned the garage, damping down the dust and sweeping then vacuuming - and rearranging all the storage.  Now it's possible to walk from the front to the back without  having to climb over anything.  There are some other things that will be moved on before too long - (mountain bike in need of repair and a pine double bedstead anyone???).  

I've mowed and edged the front lawn and done some serious weeding.  I've also planted up a tub with a yellow phormium and yellow/bronze heucheras.  It can go on the front porch when the Black Eyed Susans are finished.  I've taken up the wax beans and they've gone into the mini-greenhouse to ripen and dry the seeds.  

We've had some very good steak for supper, with new potatoes and Chantenay carrots and runner beans from the garden.  I've also frozen some beans.  A bottle of Rioja needed finishing up 

OH has done the washing up and I'm watching Countryfile and trying to keep my eyes open 

I hope Verdun's had a lovely birthday 

Clearing a garden

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 17:54

That is a real triumph Mr Toast 

How lovely to have done all that for your family 

I didn't think it was possible

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 17:53

What a triumph!  and what a pretty border 

Congratulations to you and your very able Under Gardener 


Posted: 07/09/2014 at 17:46

There are some gremlins in the system Matthew - the tech team  are doing their best but at the moment the email notifications are erratic to say the least.  

I just keep checking mine 


Posted: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

They al have the breathing pore, if that's what you mean.  

Our orange/red ones are really bright coloured whereas the Spanish one is more beigey with an orange tinge.  It's back wasn't as rough and ridged as our orange ones either. 

I'm excited that we have the orange/red native ones 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Last Post: Today at 21:09

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: Today at 22:10

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54
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