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Posted: 06/02/2015 at 18:08

If you're receiving spam from a link from the GW website then please contact the web team here .

The Gardener's World magazine website is not a BBC website and isn't funded via the TV licence - it's part of the company which publishes the Gardener's World magazine and with all such publications its income comes from advertising.

Living fence

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 18:00

This looks very similar to the one I see regularly


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 15:49

Anybody else having Outlook problems today?


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 14:51

Hurrumph - yesterday the vacuum blew up and I had to get a new one.  Today I went to Homebase and spent £17 on a tin of wood stain for windowsills - when I got home I got out of the car and dropped it and the lid came off and it ran down the road!  Lovely builder cleared it all up - I will go and buy another tin over the weekend

The builders and I have finished off the big pot of pea and ham soup and they've had lots of hot buttered toast as well - just the thing for this chilly weather, especially when they're having to work in the hallway with the front door wide open. 

Glad to hear new doggies are making themselves at home

I might be able to make room for some more clematis ..... I might .......


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 07:39

I think Count Arthur Strong's use of language has infected me - I have accidentally just invented a new word - chaord - OH understood what I meant - organised chaos - that describes this house at the moment!


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 07:21

Good morning folks

Brilliant show last night - absolutely brilliant!!!  Haven't laughed so much in years!  Count Arthur Strong 'Somebody Up There Licks Me' -  Last night was the first night of a UK tour so you all have a chance to go  Brilliant!!!

Good to see that most of you have been behaving yourself - glad that you're being careful Granma


Posted: 05/02/2015 at 16:57

Right - off to pick OH up from work, have moules et frites at The Belgian Monk then head for the theatre - be good everyone - see you in the morning!

What flowers in February?

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 15:21

In Victorian times snowdrops were often used to signify mourning - as well as being planted in churchyards, brooches with enamelled pictures of snowdrops on were worn to remember loved ones.  I think the snowdrop is a beautiful flower to use to remember someone as it appears just at the turn of the winter and fills us with hope.

My loved ones know that when I am gone they are to plant snowdrops to remember me. 

I've always loved them as they flower around my birthday time.

Raspberry food

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 14:28
BARRY4 wrote (see)

Thanks Dovefromabove is it top dressing they are talking about and if so will general purpose compost be ok.

Yes it will be ok - well rotted farmyard manure would be better

Green Manure

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 07:59

The theory as I understand it is that it prevents the leaching of nutrients from the soil in wet weather, as the nutrients are bound up in the green manure, and they are then returned to the soil when they are dug in. 

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