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Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 06:06

Well done Zoomer!  Keep us informed and post us some pics as you go along 

And you really meant those nettles to grow there didn't you?  You planned to use them to make nettle tea didn't you?  Very good fertiliser for leafy veg  


Lime, clubroot and borage

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 06:01

Borage can tolerate very alkaline soils, so should be perfectly ok in freshly limed soil. 


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 05:57

Good morning all 

Welcome to Mikey and Potters    Looking forward to hearing about your gardening exploits. 

We were told there wasn't going to be a frost here, but the air temp got down to -1.3C at some stage during the night  but it's back up to 3.3 now and there's beautiful pink streaks across the sky.  Hefty's been out and about and had his supper - he's a messy chap or chappess!  We refer to him as a chap, but we don't know which he is really.  


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 20:09

Good news Lily 

I'm struggling to keep my eyes open - I was woken in the night by the cooker timer beeping!!!  Think I'm going to have to say goodnight and doze - got to be up and decent in time for the builders in the morning - sweet dreams everyone - see you tomorrow   

solar powered water feature

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 20:03

I thought it said Sofa - powered water feature   must get some new glasses!!!


If you look on Amazon there's lots of solar powered garden water features etc - have a look and read the reviews - they persuaded me that the technology isn't advanced enough yet. 

Whats this plant please?

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 19:47

I think it's highly unlikely that photo was taken in the UK this year - it shows clematis montana and lilac both in full bloom and it's far too early for them to be flowering yet.  

My best guess is that the shrub you indicate is one of the Weigelas, possibly this one  , but it's hard to tell without a better photo of the shrub itself. 

And yes, I agree with Fidget,  it's a sort of montage of a photo with some images superimposed. 

mystery plant id please

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 19:28


How and when to move a large Bamboo

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 19:27

I think you'll loose some leaves due to transplant shock - don't overwater - just keep the soil  moist - and cross your fingers 


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 19:14

Bob, I ordered a clematis - for delivery here tomorrow - maybe they've dropped it off at yours and you're supposed to bring it over here?  You can have a slice of cake when you arrive 


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 18:54

Supper was Shakshuka - real comfort food  OH is washing up - my feet are up 

Did I tell you that the liner for the pond has arrived?   Only ordered it from Pondkeeper on Saturday afternoon  that's jolly good going in my book!!!

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