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Posted: 21/11/2013 at 15:28

Woody perhaps, with your recent elevation, you might ask him? 

Plants for a waterlogged garden?

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 14:00



DonnaInSussex wrote (see)

I have lined the pots with grit, but the soil itself seems to retain water, presumably because the air is damp. .... 

Raise your pots up on tiles/bricks/pot feet, making sure you don't block drainage holes - that will help the soil in your pots to drain.

Flowers in small pots!

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 13:29

Goodness me the Mods were quick off the mark there!!!  There it was - Gone!!! 


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 13:17

Verdun has his own version down there 


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 13:12

Back from trip into city - sudden burst of heavy hail here and it's turned flippin' chilly - on a brighter note I've had letters from DWP about Ma's pension, and about mine LOL!!!

More files needed!!! 

Tudor Monastry Farm

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 10:46



Tudor Monastry Farm

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 10:44

As a former keeper of sheep, I wasn't at all impressed with the sheep dipping - it all did more harm than good as far as I could see. A couple of days in the heavy rain would've sufficed.  Dipping in a muddy pond was daft - the sort of 'scrubbing and rubbing' they did in the pond would've damaged the wool fibres

And if dagging is done, and it would have been done - dagging is not a new word!  (regular trimming the wool around 'nether regions'  throughout the year)  the matting mentioned wouldn't have been a problem.

 Used to really rate these programmes .... 

Kaffir Lime

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 10:23

Oh dear - it's finally turned up it's toes completely 

Indoor plant

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 10:14

If the jardiniere is in good light a scented leaved pelargonium, allowed to grow large and bushy, can look really good. 


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 10:12

Think it might be next week - but thinking of you anyway Stacey - it's horrid waiting for results ((hugs))

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