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Posted: 15/02/2015 at 08:44

Drains and gutters need clearing regularly wherever you live - it's part of what you do when you live in a house - general maintenance - those of us lucky enough to live near trees have to do it a bit more often than those living in over-crowded inner cities with few trees    Be happy that it's not a sycamore - the seeds of which could be taking root up there in your guttering

I'm wondering if the tree was planted to commemorate the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977  - it would be about that size by now. 

First earlies

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 08:35

Not until late March - traditionally the Easter weekend is the allotmenteers' potato planting time - although of course Easter moves around a bit it's the one weekend that working people can have a bit of extra time in the garden


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 08:28

Good morning all   Welcome back BM   Looking forward to seeing pics of the new garden

Today looks as if it might be a little bit brighter than of late, but although I may take a walk around the garden identifying tasks today will be mainly sorting and dusting books and returning them to the bookshelves ...  and cooking pork chops and fennel

bind weed and brambles!!

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 21:16

Verdun has been a regular member of this forum for quite a while now and many of us have seen pictures of his incredibly beautiful garden  

Blind Bulbs.

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 20:55

Have they been fed and watered after the flowers have gone and allowed to die down naturally, and then repotted in fresh compost in the autumn?  That's what bulbs in pots need in order to flower again the following year. 

Neglected asparagus bed.....

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 20:29

Just don't overdo the salt or it might leach onto surrounding soil and stop other plants from growing


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 18:47


Lyn, not a problem - I quite understand - you have other things to see to - take care of yourself ((hugs))


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 18:43

How difficult can it be to pop some bulbs in a pot with some compost?  Doesn't appeal to me I'm afraid - as others have said, it takes all the fun out of it


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 18:37

Lyn ((hugs)) been thinking of you.

Verdun, that sounds like fun

We're waiting for our Valentine's Day Chinese Takeaway to be delivered - botte of rosé in the fridge

Talkback: Lavender and wallflower pot display

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 15:00

You're right, it doesn't say does it? 

My guess is that you need a pot about the same size as the one I've got a fig tree in, which is 20" x 20" x 20"


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