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Posted: 26/10/2015 at 15:16

She's got a kind heart

So now you know what you're doing...........?


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 15:14

 Think celebrations are called for Hosta ........... or did Lyn do that?

Rose hips

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 15:12

The main purpose of dead-heading is to encourage repeat flowering roses to produce more blooms. 

At this time of year that's unlikely to happen, so I would leave the hips on the bush to feed the birds in the winter

Climber needed for a very narrow sunny spot - is it really possible?

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 13:34

I think that a plant and possibly trellis there is going to give an intruder something to get a toe-hold in rather than deter him/her. 

I think a plain wall is more of a barrier/deterrent if there isn't room for something with really spikey thorns like pyracantha.


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 13:11

Veg patch raked over and two double rows of broad beans Aquadulce Claudia sown and covered with chicken wire to stop any visiting cats from scratching them up.  Mind you, the neighbour's cats haven't been around much lately   Famous last words?

I've also planted some Rip van Winkle daffodil bulbs - they're very similar to some that were in the vegetable garden at the farm when I was a child and I'm very fond of their dishevelled appearance


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 07:56

I don't buy council compost for that very reason Verdun - I don't have any really problem weeds in this garden, and I aim for it to stay that way. 


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 07:54

Good morning to all that have arrived so far

I shall be off in a minute taking the car back to the garage so they can fit a new seat sensor - despite Pdoc's diagnosis that the problem has occured because I'm not heavy enough to trigger it

How many people can identify Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 07:47

Nah - call it Vlad the Impaler and send it after the Surveyor to get it's own back for casting aspersions!!!


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 06:55

I usually wrap my good pots in bubble-wrap and raise them off the ground on bricks or pot feet so that they drain properly and don't fill with water and freeze solid.


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 06:53

Hi Pat - I'm not comfortable in the heat - anything much above 23/24C and you'll find me languishing in the shade with a cooling drink.  I think I must be decended from Vikings

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