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Posted: 01/05/2015 at 13:46

Ask the jays that plant them in my shady bank

Apparently you push them into soft soil with your beak, then forget where you've put them ........ in a few years time you have a forest ......... Simples


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 13:44
punkdoc wrote (see)

Is it just me, or does anyone else hate mowing the lawn.

Just spent 2.5 hours of my life following the lawn mower round, looking at all the other jobs that needed doing and that I would much rather do.

But that gave you the chance to notice all those other jobs that need doing, admire your beds and borders, and feel virtuous and consequently deserving of a reward



Posted: 01/05/2015 at 13:18
WonkyWomble wrote (see)
It's the kind that we had over the garage at gate house, Rubens it'smy nostalgia garden x

Ah yes, Clematis Montana Rubens - I've got one here as well, in the corner behind the biggest ash tree.  No, leave the old flowers, they have a faded charm of their own and you'll get attractive seedheads - you might even find some babies growing next year

I've just had an electricity bill putting our monthly payment up from £91 per month to £362 per month   Pick me up off the floor someone!!!

Thankfully I've just checked the meter and they've got the reading totally wrong - it's thousands of kilowatts out!  I'm waiting for them to ring me back ...

The dangers of gardening

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:57

A star gardener in the making

The dangers of gardening

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:31

It's actually amazing how much a 6 year old can do in the garden as long as it's made enjoyable


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:29

I leave them 'cos lots of them have pretty fluffy feathery seedheads.

I can't remember what varieties you've got - some need cutting back after flowering, especially in their first year.


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:12

I've seen it suggested that it's best to buy wisteria while it's in flower - you then know that it's reached maturity and you won't have to wait years and years for blossoms.

help n

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:00
Edd wrote (see)

Ok Dove. Thanks.

Does that alos mean I was wrong about you being ancient?


All age is relative Edd

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 10:23
ginagibbs wrote (see)
... However, nothing beats a nice glass of wine in the garden with hubby, to wind down in the evening.(well, o.k, its not exactly a hobby, but we enjoy it)

Oh, doesn't that count  - I was thinking that I'd got a hobby

The dangers of gardening

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:50

Most people are very kind

Here's an idea!  Give your 6 year old some packets of nasturiums - he can sow them in some bare patches and your'll at least have something pretty there covering the soil through the summer - my daughter (Wonky Womble) was quite capable of sowing nasturtiums at 4 years old.

And he can pick the leaves and flowers and make you a salad

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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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