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GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:17

Hmm yes, I was looking at that one Topbird   and the BBC one doesn't look much better .

I don't mind tramping around in the rain, but it does seem a bit silly to visit a garden designed to cope in drought conditions, in the pouring rain - and then travelling home with damp legs etc  when the longer term forecast is much better  http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/u10xhr69n#?tab=regionalForecast 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 15:47

Right folks - it's Saturday afternoon - what are our plans? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 15:05

My toolbar is there 

BL, that looks like a lovely  relaxing morning   Hope you sleep better tonight 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 14:13

I'm hoping it might be a goodie ........ Goodie Goodie Yum Yum 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C64JKoZNxdw 

State of Water in Water Butts

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 14:05

Smokin Donkey,

Mike was referring to watering the garden, he wasn't equating the water from a butt with potable water from the tap.  He said ".... Any natural bugs, spores etc that may develp in a water butt are relatively harmless, when it come to watering the garden. ...."

And I can assure you that human urine is frequently used as an activator on compost heaps in this garden 

Plant identification needed

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 13:45

It might be simpler to move the shed 

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Posted: 09/08/2014 at 13:25

Can't you do a ; and a - then a )

 

Giving my Sage bush the chop.

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 13:06

I usually cut mine hard back in the spring, but regular taking of bunches for cooking also helps to keep it in check.  

I'm pretty sure  it'll not object to being cut hard back - but to be on the safe side why note take some cuttings at the same time? 

Revived Rhubarb

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 12:25

The great weather has probably helped a great deal - my rhubarb is certainly enjoying it as long as I don't let it dry out (no chance of that this weekend )

When the leaves have gone brown and  died down, a mulch around the crown with some manure and it'll be fabulous next spring 

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Posted: 09/08/2014 at 12:21

I wouldn't worry about being out of sync - if I think my response to a comment may be confusing I usually quote it in my reply - then it's fairly plain what's meant.

The difficulty is that this forum is designed to answer questions rather than to host long threads - it can be hard to get the mechanics right for both. 

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