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Posted: 02/05/2014 at 20:20

Why is the word Royal included in so many of the possible names?  It's hard to choose a name unless one knows the relevance.



Posted: 02/05/2014 at 20:03
Clarington wrote (see)
Falling asleep on the sofa.


Joining you Clari 


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 19:44

Hello folks - home from southern travels - Ma and Pa well  Ma totally confuddled but happy.  Pa looking forward to a Doris Day look-alike entertainer this afternoon   We sat in the conservatory this morning and a big fat woodpigeon came and sat on the fence - Pa lifted an imaginary shotgun, took aim and fired  once a farmer, always a farmer

The fig and gooseberries have been fleeced several times, we've got quite a stiff breeze - now it's all been stuck down with gaffer tape so ought to be ok   Mind you, I bet we don't get a frost - but better safe than sorry.

We've got a lovely sunset going on at the moment 

how long from seed to fruit?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:26

To post pics click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  Don't think it works on  phones or tablets. 

When to plant out Brassicas

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:20

Mine can only get planted out when there's space in the veg patch 


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:14

Oh KEF I missed that too ....... get well soon ((hugs)) 

how long from seed to fruit?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:12

It depends on what they are - I'm not sure about fruit trees with hairy leaves 

Can you post us some pictures please?


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:11

Well remembered OL - fingers crossed for Mike that today goes well. 

gardeners world

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:07

I think the best thing any gardening programme can do is to teach people to be observant about their soil, weather conditions and their plants - to encourage interest so that people know what to look for 

Gardening 101

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:04

Yes you'll piss the ants off, but they'll be fine and move around the garden.  There's no need to be concerned about them.

That garden's got huge potential and it's obviously had some money spent on it in the past - those steps and rocks will have cost quite a bit.  Dig the soil over, incorporate lots of organic matter -  manure, compost etc and plant some herbaceous perennials and small shrubs - check how much sunlight the different parts of the garden gets so you don't plant sun - lovers in the shade - and yes, get that sycamore out now!!! 

Let us know how you're getting on 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

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John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

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Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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