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Posted: 01/08/2016 at 06:52

G'day Pat 

Have a bunch of August dahlias to brighten your winter 


Posted: 01/08/2016 at 06:38

Good morning all ... I've started August off, so here's a link 

I'll ask Nora to close this one.


Posted: 01/08/2016 at 06:37

Happy August Everyone ...

Here's a link back to the July thread

Here's to August, lots of fruit and veg to harvest and lots of flowers and sunshine to enjoy ... fingers crossed .. now get chatting ... 

Why is your name so called?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 23:40

When we moved here the garden was full of pigeons, and we're big Vic & Bob fans. 

Fig Tree - Problem?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 23:30

I find that mine started to produce better when I increased the watering. The potting medium s so free draining that it virtually comes straight out of the bottom of the pot , but it's much better if I give it a bucket of water a day and don't let the leaves flag too much. 

Last edited: 31 July 2016 23:31:04

curled leaves on pepper plant

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 22:26

Peppers prefer to be kept a bit on the dry side. 

Fig Tree - Problem?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 22:20

It looks as if it needs watering.

mine is 4 years old and is in a pot 20" x 20" x 20" in mix of John Innes no 3 loam based compost with added grit. It gets at least a bucket full of water most days in the summer and tomato fertiliser once a week. 

creeping jenny

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 21:49

Rob  after three years it's getting the hang of things and is beginning to spread nicely around the shallow edges of the pond  but certainly not rampant and I really can't imagine it running riot over eight gardens and growing over a wall 

By the way - mine is the green version. 

gallery of shame

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 21:33
plant pauper says:

I've heard it all now! The problem is the garden's square!

Are you saying there's not a single hidey behindy bit anywhere?

See original post

 Nope - not one!  

Three house windows along the back of the house 

1.  Dining room - two linked water butts under the dining room window sill

2.  Kitchen window - outdoor tap and drain under the kitchen window

3.  Studio window - big glass sliding wall from floor to ceiling, opening out onto the dining area of the terrace.

You see, nowhere there to hid stuff 'under the windowsill'.

The Clematis Montana is on the back fence, under the big ash tree up on the Shady Bank - can't keep junk up there - it'd block the 'hedgehog gate' under the fence and stop the hedgehogs getting in.  

No ivy - by agreement with the neighbours - when we moved here there was ivy up to the eaves and in the attic, not to mention fences covered with ivy at least six feet thick - which fell down in a heavy rainstorm two weeks after we moved in 

You see, no hidey corners ... not once we'd got rid of that lot ... 

Last edited: 31 July 2016 21:36:03


Posted: 31/07/2016 at 21:03

Dew Drops ((hugs))  both Wonky and I can vouch for the therapeutic value of gardening at times at great stress.  We can also vouch for the efficacy of the support given by Friendly Forkers - they're a smashing bunch 

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