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Posted: 24/10/2015 at 09:34

Good morning KEF and everyone else who's appeared whilst I've been wielding the hoover upstairs

You've got me worried now KEF - if that's the cause I've a feeling our iron will pack up at any moment

Coffee and a bacon sarnie being consumed - then I need to make a shopping list for OH to bring home from the farm shop and then I must get out into the garden ... there's a few jobs that won't wait much longer - sow the broad beans, plant some iris reticulata, pot on some violas, decide whether to stake or put windbreak fabric around sprouting broccoli or both, rake some leaves ... oooh 'eck, I think I need another coffee .......

New lawn - levelling out the bumps

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 08:33

If we had snow that settled for a while this winter I think that newly laid turf might be very unhappy


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 08:28

Wonky - have a good day   Don't forget you get an extra hour in bed tonight


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 08:26

Lesley for Leek and Potato soup I use 50:50 leeks to potatoes - I base it on my friend Ian's recipe  on his B&B website, sometimes I use chicken stock, sometimes I don't

How to look after my potted honey suckle over the winter

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 07:54

Hi Suzie

Serotina is a lovely honeysuckle   it won't need watering over the winter - when you wrap the pot just make sure you don't cover the top of the pot so that any rain etc will water it, and raise the pot onto bricks to ensure that it drains well. 

The honeysuckle roots won't be troubled by the frost, but it's good to wrap the pot as many are damaged by being frozen.


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 07:43

I think this thread is a 'first'!!!  Four pages of discussion about cats and gardens, and no ill-feeling, unkindness or arguments!!!


 It can be done

Mystery houseplant

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 07:33

There are some similarities with the Rhoeo, but from what I remember Wonky's plant is a lot bigger than the description ...


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 06:52

I must get my broad beans planted - thanks for the reminder!

ID please

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 06:34

Yes, Himalayan balsam - loved by bees, but  very invasive, damaging riverbanks and waterways, and covered by legislation here


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 06:28

G'day Pat   Glad you're able to enjoy the garden now

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