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Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:01

Try contacting this firm

They're very helpful - if they don't stock them I bet they'll know someone who does.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 14:54

Sounds good to me

This forum

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 13:37

I'm a member of one other forum - we all share an interest in food but discussions range even more widely than on here - it too is friendly and some of us meet up for picnics and restaurant meals and some of us have become firm friends in real life as well as virtually.

I'm happy to be proved wrong, but I've a feeling that both these forums may be just a little out of the ordinary.


Gardening Christmas Present

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 13:28

BL, if you scroll down on your link,  one of those costs £259 plus carriage !!!  It looks much the same as the others!!!  I'd want the kneeling pad to be made of mink and for it to come equipped with a jet pack to lift me up for that money!!!


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 13:16
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Send some sunshine this way Dove, its chucking it down here again. Garden is like a bog 

Sorry, I'd love to help but .......... we need it all here for the time being - I'll send it over when we've finished


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:42

Ff - OH says 'Of course', but it'll be a while - he's doing a very good job here.  Both compost bins have been emptied, thoroughly turned and refilled. 

It's woollies off here too

I've taken down the runner beans and the haulms have been stashed in a sheltered corner to provide potential hibernation opportunities for Hefty and pals.

The rampaging squash has been  photographed and deconstructed and the squash is indoors - it's nearly as big as a foot ball and looks like a Crown Prince - and the last  10 cucumbers have been picked and the vines are ready for the compost heap. I've started picking the last of the Polka raspberries and cutting them back to about knee height.  I know it's early, and I'll cut them down properly in February - but they need taking in hand and sorting out - they're rampaging too!

Several masses of large slug eggs have been uncovered under the tarpaulin - we've come in for lunch and the resident robin is having his lunch out there

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:28

Lyn ((hugs for you and mum)) sorry to hear that. 

It got a dear friend of mine a couple of years ago - the Macmillan nurses were wonderful, and just remember that we're here if you need to yell/rant or whatever.


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 10:45

The Under Gardener has decreed today to be a Gardening Day!!!  What do I want him to do??? 

I have a list .......

Flowering currant hedge

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 10:42

I'd be more suspicious of the quality of the soil, if it's had a deep trench dug through it - could that area have had some clay subsoil brought to the surface?



Posted: 10/10/2014 at 10:38

That would be my suggestion too Dave.

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