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Which subjects............

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 07:36

 Breakfast anyone?


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 07:09
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Maybe I should start a fantasy thread...

The perfect garden.  Starting with verduns climate, perfect soil, and  no weeds, slugs, or lily beetles. Followed by a run through all the best nurseries, nabbing those plants they were keeping for Chelsea. of course I'd need  a diet coke man or three to do the heavy lifting and digging....

.......... or would that be a separate fantasy thread

Go on, a fantasy garden thread sounds just what we need .....................


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 06:56
fidgetbones wrote (see)

....   In the words of the song... if you never have a dream, how will you ever have a dream come true?

Happy talk Fidget ... should be more of it about

Talkback: Mint leaf beetle

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 06:51

 Can you see it here ?


Fortunately the Japanese beetle is still extremely rare in the UK


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 06:30
fidgetbones wrote (see)

I currently have a huge stash of plant porn. I'm trying to resist, but I find circling things with a highlighter pen curiously satisfying.

I'm still doing that Fidget ... but not ordering.  As Ma once said in a car showroom when the man had spent an hour trying to sell her a car "Oh, no I don't want to buy a car, I can't drive ..... I'm only choosing what I would have if I could drive." 


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 06:24

For any of you gardening 'up north' in grim conditions, have a look at the video on the link I've posted on the Washingtonia robusta thread - one of the most heartwarming and cheering gardening videos I've seen in a very long time - and the soundtrack makes me think of Hosta and Pdoc  

David Bowie

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 06:18

BLT - a dear friend of mine who died a couple of years ago was fired in a rocket over the  village - now, when we get a bit of grit in our shoe or dust in our eye we think of him. 


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 06:13

Good morning all

Hope Wonky and all poorly peeps are feeling better today ((hugs)).

Yvie, I too am resisting catalogues at the moment - I still have seed to sow from last year  and until we've created the new bed and seen what the conditions are like on that side of the garden now that one of the ash trees has gone we won't really know what our options are - no point in just sticking to the same old same old, if we have the right conditions for something a bit more exciting

Washingtonia robusta poorly

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 05:59

I 've not grown one so can't really give you any advice other than to have a look here

and do click on the video down on the left of the page and have a look, one of the most heart-warming gardening videos I've ever seen


Posted: 12/01/2016 at 19:00

Oh dear ... I'm struggling to keep my eyes open

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