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Gardners world

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 13:43

That mountain slope covered with naturalised spring flowers was absolutely enchanting

Problem with Doves

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 13:39

I'd like to apologise for my relations' bad manners, but they are very grateful to your mother for providing such nourishing food

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 10:32

Hosta ((hugs)) 

Has GP checked your thyroid levels?

storage ideas- garden kit

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 10:20

Last year I bought an even smaller garden shed, more or less like this picture

 It's not big enough for everything, but it's certainly made life a lot simpler

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 10:08
Verdun wrote (see)

You aren't facing reality Dove.  Dad's Army???  

desperate people where you live Dove....put an ad in your local shop window and show humanity to the many shivering in the cold ....offer them a bed and a meal. Seriously.  Why not?  this is "humanity" . Do it today and I for one will take your views more seriously 

I'm not facing reality??????? Really??????????  I think you forget what my job was - and now I'm retired I still do stuff unofficially and voluntarily  ........ I won't be here for a while tomorrow because I'm answering a request for a visit elsewhere.   

But only if I tell you all about what I do will you take my views seriously??? Really???

That's enough for me on this thread.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:44

Good morning Wonky   Thank you for the lovely card   I had a card with pink blossom from my girl and a card with blue flowers from my boy ........ how good is that?

Don't worry if you can't get me this morning Wonks ... OH is on the phone ... we can talk when you've finished work if that's easier for you

Good to see you Pdoc and the rest of you

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:03

Voting to leave the EU will not move us further away physically - we will not suddenly be able to put up fences around our beaches to repel all borders. 

If desperate people are prepared to cross the Mediterranean in tiny overcrowded boats the English Channel and the North Sea won't stop them. 

Who among us is prepared to be part of a Dads' Army and patrol the beaches  herding families into camps?  And then what will we do with them - load them up, struggling and screaming, and send them back to war and famine?

Far better in my opinion to be part of a larger organisation who can combine to come up with a cohesive and co-ordinated plan to deal with Europe's share of a global humanitarian problem.

Problem honeysuckle

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:27

I would recommend an even larger pot for a honeysuckle  - say 24"x24"x24" cube. I suggest a cube shape as honeysuckle likes to get its roots well down into the soil and a cube has more space lower down than a traditional 'pot shape'.

 I would use John Innes No 3 loam-based potting compost with some added organic matter such as leafmold and fill the pot to within an inch or so of the rim. 

Your honeysuckle is struggling in just a few inches of old compost    Even my OH (who is not a gardener) feels sorry for it

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:17

 That should do it Fairy

Willow arch - how to make it NOT grow?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:02

I would never trust willow not to grow ... Pa made a new prop for Ma's clothes line years ago - it was a forked willow branch, stripped of all its bark.  After a really bad winter when all the washing had been dried indoors around the Rayburn for weeks and weeks, on hanging washing out for the first time in the spring Ma found the clothes prop had started to take root!!!   

I've seen pieces of willow used as fence posts, with leaves sprouting from them. 

Pa said that he'd once seen a game of cricket so slow that the batsman at the bowler's end found his bat had taken root!!!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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