Dovefromabove


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Slug resistant hostas

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 08:31
Verdun wrote (see)

...  Slightly alarming....my early walk to the beach across sandy dunes revealed a profileration of slugs and snails.  This mild winter perhaps has encouraged breeding???

I think that's very likely Verdun

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 08:21
WonkyWomble wrote (see)

Morning all! Duvet was lovely thanks Dove!  neighbours weren't and have been waking me since 3am!  long day at work today but I believe there's an important national holiday tomorrow! 

Clari...... I second that! 

Aren't some of them supposed to be moving out tomorrow?  Maybe they were up early packing

Welcome home Pdoc - glad you had a good holiday  Next time take Hosta and his OH with you ... they're rubbish at choosing their own holidays

Verdun - 'all you can eat' ........ it's not a competition you know

How to improve the Trowel?

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:51
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I'd not want a knife which turns into a fork then a spoon. 

" If it aint broke, don't try to mend it"

I was just going to say that Hosta!

I think, if I really wanted to improve the trowel, I'd ask people for all their broken ones and then try to find out why they broke and make one that didn't.

But then no one would buy any more 'cos they'd broken theirs ....

How to improve the Trowel?

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:46

Strength of the bit where the blade and handle join, and a comfortable wooden handle are all I ask of a trowel

 

Edited to add:  and a nice leather thong for hanging it on the back of the shed door!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:25

Sssssssssssssh!  everyone .... Clari's still asleep

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:24
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Morning all.

In bed at 9.15 last night and slept almost unbroken until 8am.

Hubby confronted our next door neighbour yesterday in bar and said :

" you kept us awake all last night. Try it again and I'll break the door down and rip your f***in head off"

Seemed to have done the trick.

 

 

Morning Hosta    I thought he was the 'strong silent type' ... he must be a vision when he's roused .... must've terrified the neighbour   Glad you got some sleep

Don't worry about the rain - your lake is getting closer to the garden - you won't have so far to go to feed the swans - and no chance of a hose-pipe ban this year .... so they say

Sweet Peas

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:14

I don't soak them either ... although I think that if I had some sweet pea seed that had been in the back of the drawer for a few years then I probably would.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:11

Oooh so it is Chicky!

Greenhouses

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:05

I've seen Nut's greenhouse - I can vouch for the fact that it does look very smart and certainly looks much newer than 10 years old

Clematis not flowering

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 06:54
ian cameron dromore wrote (see)
Not Sure what Clematis it is other than it has small dark purple flowers and attempts to flower in June. Thanks for all the advice. I will certainly try them out

Ian - when it tries to flower please post some pictures of flowers and leaves - Richard Hodson is a well-known authority on clematis and I'm sure he'll identify which type it is for you - then he can advise you how to treat it in order for it to perform at its best..

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