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Posted: 14/04/2014 at 09:38

KEF   Think he owes you ................ maybe a trip to the GC? 

Many years ago I'd lost weight and was gardening - threw a pile of prunings onto the heap - ring flew off and went with them !!!  I stood stock still and stared and stared - there it was, hanging on a twig!!!   I think it's amazing more rings aren't lost and found in gardens. 


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 09:26


As for clearing parents' houses - we cleared my parents' house when they went into residential care - siblings' contributions aren't always helpful   My son and son in law were complete stars!   Family heirlooms were distributed as per their Wills - some stuff went to auction, some to charities, some to tip.  Boxes and boxes of 'precious belongings that they have no room or need  for where they are, and important paperwork' reside in our garage!!!  Can't get rid of it - it's still theirs - can't do anything with it - it's just taking up space and I can't get to anything of mine in there    When one of them goes we'll have to access some of it quite quickly - it'll be chaos! 

Buld flower seeds

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 09:17

I'm sure Nutcutlet will pop in here later today 


I presume you realise that the Anemone corms (different to bulbs, but that's a technicality)  that flowered so well for you this year will flower again next spring if you leave them in the trough, give them some feed (Fish Blood and Bone is good) and don't allow them to dry out over the summer. 

Buld flower seeds

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 08:20

There will be tiny black seeds at the end of the pieces of fluff.  When the seeds are ripe the seedcase containing the seeds and fluff will begin to open - that is when you should harvest the seed - I've a feeling it's best sown immediately - Nutcutlet will know! 

Rocket problem

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 08:16

I'd sow some more direct into the garden as well - I find that rocket is best sown successionally at 6 week intervals throughout spring and early summer.  


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 08:15

Verdun, looks like Cornwall may be in for a good summer if the cetaceans are arriving this early!  I suppose the sea didn't cool down too much over the winter. 

Laying turf over old turf?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 08:09

If you can bear to be without a lawn for a ittle while, it's much  cheaper to do it with seed - by the time baby is running about you can have a lovely soft green sward.  

But good luck, whichever method you choose and keep us posted - we've all been there! 


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 07:50

Hi Lily - yes I'm fine - need another coffee tho ....

Pebble boarder despair.

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 07:49

I wondered that too 


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 07:23

KEF, google for your local Metal Detector Enthusiasts club - they'll sometimes come out and do a search (for a donation to funds or similar). 

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