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Posted: 06/03/2014 at 12:17

When I was very little Ma and Pa farmed near to Woburn - we're talking about the early 1950s - the first escapee Muntjac used to come and eat the crops on the farm - the Duke was not terribly popular with the farming community around there - first the muntjac then the wallabies 

Plastic hand fork and trowels

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 11:23

Amazon have them at £3.99 each - put ' plastic garden fork/trowel' into their search bar.  Or do you have a Wilkinson's nearby - they have low cost gardening equipment.

Good luck 


Beetroot - Choggia Pink

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 11:13

I'd sow direct in mid-March if your soil's not too wet and we don't get a cold snap 

Splitting Crocus clumps

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 10:31

Yes, I agree with Nutcutlet 

Black Lawn Fungus.

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 10:13

Sounds like dog lichen due to the damp and soggy conditions you've been enduring down there - helpful advice here 

Good luck 

What next?

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 10:11

Yes, start sowing hardy annuals in situ now.  I sprinkle a little sand where I've sown them so that I don't hoe up the seedlings when I attack the weeds with my hoe. 

Growing flowers in my veg plot?

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 10:09

I'd grow a different veg following the potatoes - what about some dwarf french beans or some mange tout peas?

  They'll fix nitrogen from the air with their roots and not exhaust the soil - and yes, grow some flowers too - I'm growing sweet peas and nasturtiums with the veggies. There might be some sunflowers and calendulas too 

How can I get my geraniums to grow this year?

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 08:24

They may well have just been getting their roots well established in their first year in your garden 


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 08:23

Lily - hope you and your friend enjoy your day 

Panda  Happy birthday to your OH!

Tracey - not just rewarding - great fun!  

Music in the Garden

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 08:20
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

Elvis was on the radio this morning, Welcome to My World.  I like that but my favourite is I Can't Help Falling in Love With You, my soppy OH used to sing it to me when we were 18 and had just started going out together 

I don't think anyone has mentioned Elvis can we have missed the King???

Elvis is in the garden!!!  

We have this - under one of the ash trees - he is referred to as Elvis 

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