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Posted: 16/09/2014 at 18:25

Getting better thanks Fidget, especially now I've got a more supportive splint   Found some more bruises tho'

I've noticed that even CD appears to favour supportive undies nowadays

Enjoy the curry.  OH is making spag bol

Disappointed with new shed.. how far to take it.

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 17:55
fidgetbones wrote (see)

I had a stair hall and landing carpet laid once. When it was down there was a line across . The carpet layer said it would hoover out. It didn't. A man from the shop came out, and offered me £50 for the fault or relay with new carpet. I had it relaid with new carpet. £50 would not have covered the annoyance at looking at the fault.

If you paint the shed yourself, will it niggle you ?

I think I would ask for a new shed to the correct standard size and specification.

On reflection, so would I

tomatoes not looking good

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 17:28

Tomato blight only affects members of the solanum family (tomatoes, potatoes etc). 

It won't affect parsnips.  But those parsnips should be planted in the ground.  You won't get decent roots growing them in shallow containers.  They need a minimum  18" depth of soil.

Disappointed with new shed.. how far to take it.

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 17:25

I agree with Alan - if they don't agree to that then contact your local Trading Standards officer.

not happy

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 17:07

Good luck

can anyone please identify those roses?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 17:03

I think that the rose in the first pic is a climber - looking at the way it's been planted against a fence, and also looking at the way it's been pruned and how the growth has responded.  Have a look at this video on How to rejuvenate a climbing rose

and have a go at it yourself - that way you should get some new growth.

Also have a look at this video which shows you how to train a climbing rose on a trellis - it shows you how to train the main canes horizontally which will encourage more flowers lower down so you can enjoy them


Can I grow more raspberry canes from the seeds from my raspberries?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 16:51

I started with 3 canes 3 years ago - now I have a forest!


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 14:19

Can I grow more raspberry canes from the seeds from my raspberries?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 14:16

Polka are well-flavoured large fruited autumn raspberries - mine are spreading throughout the veg patch!

Does anyone know what this little critter might be?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:57

Don't know any sawflies that have purely friendly intentions, but I tend to regard them as food for the birds rather than worry about them

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

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Do you? 
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Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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