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Posted: 17/03/2014 at 10:58

Coffee break here while bread dough is kneading in the Kenwood.   Podd - I know what you mean - I've got loads of plants in pots waiting to go in, but I need to make planting pockets of good soil in amongst the tree roots - if it's not the roots from the big ash trees (which we like) then it's the roots left behind from the  removed conifers 


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 09:40

Hurrumph, I  decided to make today a housework day 'cos the skies were overcast and grey - now I've started turning the bedroom out what's happened???  Blue skies and bright sunshine, that's what's happened   Still, it'll get the washing dry I suppose 

Plantsava watering systems

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 09:36

If I was going to be away for that long I'd hire a local garden services person to come and water the plants and keep an eye on things for me.  I agree, it's too much of a commitment for most neighbours, however kind. 

Help identify this plant with red buds

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 08:16

A few more days of fine weather and the leaves will develop - that'll give us a better idea 


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 07:23

Chicky -  re pond - OH is at work today and is going to ask if he can borrow an axe from his boss - I'm waiting for our builder to contact me about a quote for decorating and some other bits and bobs so I might just get him to lend a hand too - he likes doing stuff in the garden 

Plant for tidal beach?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 06:59

The beaches around here have Sea pea (lathyrus japonicus) and Sea kale (crambe maritima) , but both of these only grow above the high water mark and can cope with the occasional soaking, not twice a day.  

Other plants that can grow on salty fringes are sea purslane (sesuvium portulacastrum)  and marsh samphire (salicornia) both of which are edible, and sea lavender  (limonium) aka statice which does have attractive flowers, and of course there are some grasses which can cope with salty conditions - Spartina is one that I'm aware of.



Posted: 17/03/2014 at 06:33

Good morning all   Temp only dropped to 7C overnight   mind you, from the forecast it's only going up to 13C today ............ 

News of the day - my erythronium's got flower buds   I bought it last year but it's still in it's pot waiting to be planted when the pond is finished. 

Fruit and veg growing

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 21:16

Don't hesitate to come back and ask about anything you're not sure of Kassie and let us know how you get on 

Thanks to Folks on the Forum

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:49

Water it occasionally, sponge it's leaves clean and give it just a little Baby Bio orchid fertiliser and say nice things to it Peegee - it will probably bloom again. 

Can anyone identify this shrub/plant thankyou :)

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:46

Not a pine - it looks like a yucca to me 

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