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New raised beds, clumpy soil, advice please?

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 11:15

Get some bags of well rotted farmyard manure from the GC and dig that in - the worms will do the rest 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:51
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

.........  It's so tragic - it's been going on ever since I was born 

However, I don't think that event was the cause of it ................. 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:48

But they won't listen to anyone - each of them is right, the other is wrong and no one understands them and "It's not fair!!!" and half of the west is riddled with guilt and the rest wants the oil.

It's so tragic - it's been going on ever since I was born 

BEDDING PLANTS

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:41

I think Punkdoc may have put his finger on it.  Most annual bedding plants like full sunshine all day.

Fuchsias and trailing begonias are happy with some shade, but they still need quite bright light.

This might be helpful http://gardening.about.com/od/gardendesign/qt/SunExposure.htm 

Work out how many hours of direct sunlight your pots and baskets get, and then when you buy your plants look at the labels and talk to the nurseryman or ask at the garden centre. 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:32

I've a feeling that even my patience might be exhausted in the Middle East David - I'd probably end up bashing their heads together and telling them to go and play nicely or there'd be no supper ................. ever!!! 

Forum names

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:30

I suppose I should expand on my posts at the beginning of the thread where I talked about my froggy avatar and how I planned to change it for a pigeon or dove from the garden.  I gave up waiting for them to stand still and pose nicely, and I've 'borrowed' Picasso's etching of a white dove - as an artist it seems appropriate 

Forum names

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:25

Whilst looking for something else I came across this old thread - I remember it well - we have lots of new members since this was started - I thought it might be interesting to revive it - the newer members can find out how some of the oldies came by their names, and they might like to share their stories too .... 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:15

Mike - you know that many forum members are fond of you - we've proved it haven't we?- and as good friends do, can you imagine that we're all sitting around a table in a pub with a pint in our hands saying 'Shush Mike, you've already said that, don't go on so ..... just join in '  

You'd probably say to us, 'Do I go on?  Why didn't you tell me sooner?' and someone would say, 'We're fond of you and we know you've been poorly and worried, we didn't want to hurt your feelings'.   And you would say, "I wish you'd told me - I feel a bit of a plonker now'.

Well, that's what's going on now, and we've said it, and you've no need to feel a plonker - just join in and chat with the rest of us.  There's no need for essays and whole chapters of your life - keep that for your book - you are going to write your memoirs aren't you?  

Just imagine the chatty bit of this forum as a conversation in a pub - you know what a pub bore is like don't you - and you don't want to be one of those   just take an interest in what other people are doing and chat to them about it.

Just be our gardening friend Mike 

Dinner time

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 09:14

I've also combined the softened courgettes and sage mixture into a conventional quiche egg and cream mixture and baked it in a pastry case until just set - that works well too. 

Unknown Plant

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 09:09

Watch out for the caterpillars of cabbage white butterflies - they'll chomp their way through the leaves double quick.  I take them off and put them out for the birds.

I've got some of the red ones in pots on the terrace - they looked great yesterday evening so I thought I'd show you what you've got coming 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54282.jpg?width=614&height=350&mode=max

 

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