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Posted: 21/11/2013 at 08:11

Sounds good to me 


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 08:07

Mrs G - on non fast days we eat fairly normally, although I always try to keep fairly low on carbs as they make me feel slow and sluggish.   However, as OH is as slim as a whip and has a high metabolism I  have to stoke him with carbs regularly otherwise he looks pale and wan -


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 08:04

Morning KEF   Wrap up warm  SM tomorrow early-ish for me  I think.  Will need more coffee at this rate 

And we'd better keep our pied a terre in Cornwall supplied with cake so baking tomorrow.

I suppose Woody will expect cake too, now he's attained elevated status 



Just a Canadian laugh.

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 07:59

  Love it!  Thanks Bill. 

Planting roses

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 07:56

Yes, I agree with Obelixx.

Received wisdom on this point has changed - when I was a lass Percy Thrower would tell us to ensure the graft point was above the soil.  I think this allowed a lot of wind-rock which encouraged suckering.

Far better to keep that union buried and firm the plant in well. 

3 acre blank slate with a river, spring and steep slope!

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 07:53

Are there any gardens you can visit that have been created on similar sites - it there are you could visit and see how they've solved similar problems.

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 07:51

Isn't that pretty - is it night scented stock, or aubretia, or ..... ?


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 07:47

Well, as it's a fast day in this house today pay is in black coffee only - but the kettle's always hot!   And you can store up merits for Cake Tomorrow!!! 

Hanging Baskets

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 07:46

Welcome Paul - it seems you're getting the hang of things already as you've taken note of the amount of sunlight your front garden gets. 

Have you any idea of the sort of gardens you like?  Shrubs, perennials, annual bedding?  

Oh, and what are your boundaries like?  Fences, walls, hedges? 

And do you have lawn there now, or .... ? 


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 07:41

Artjak - I really wouldn't grow anything else in the pot with a fig - they're really thirsty plants and anything else will cut down on the water it receives.  Last summer I watered my small fig (first year I had it) more than I watered my tomatoes. 

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

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