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Very quick question

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:21

FB and B is what I always use Victoria - just as Dove describes above 


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:07

Morning all. Loads of rain overnight as Lesley said so at least I won't have so much watering to do. Just looking at OL's issue with the toms - am I right in saying  they're in growbags? I'm always a bit dubious about them because I think they can get soggy and it's not always obvious. I'm sure you'll resolve it OL - don't get downhearted - these things happen to us all at times. I'm less protective of my toms now after listening to Italophile - been growing them much harder this year, especially making sure they get loads of ventilation. You'll have lots of good stuff which will make up for the odd one or two you lose.

Verd - sending a hug for you.

More constructing for me today if it stays dry - building raised containers for the apple trees to go in and a screen in between them for climbers. Everything else is reasonably under control for now. I have a tiarella which I want to divide and move but it's still flowering - has been for months - very good value   SM trip as well at some point or the girls will have no dinner when they come home. 


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 18:18

Hi all. Been a bit absent this week due to car problems, extra hours at work and working in the garden, as we seem to be having the whole summer in one go here. Not had time to catch up other than  a quick skim. First thing I saw on this page was Ggirl's post re her compost bins. I feel truly honoured - perhaps  it could be my epitaph when I pop my clogs! 

Hugs for clari and lily. Clari - all I can say is - sometimes things happen that we have no control of, and no way of sorting no matter how hard we try, but we have to look at it as an opportunity and a new beginning. I speak from experience. Lily- you'll probably look back in a month or so and say 'why didn't I do this sooner!'  Love to both of you 

John - nice to see you again. Garden's looking great as always. You've had a rather stressful week. I did wave when I saw you on the motorway....

Bekkie - you're so lucky to have an agenda to empty your bed onto...I'd like one of those.....

The badly needed rain we were promised for today has only just arrived so I'll have a look at what's going on while having a brew.


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 07:33

Morning all. dry again here - at least I can get all the girls' dirty washing done...that's the price I pay for peace for a week...

I'd love the balloon ride I think....a view of earth you wouldn't normally get. 

Have a good day everyone - off to work in a few minutes 

Advice on Growing Herbs Please

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 22:28

I grow basil a bit like lettuce Amanda. I prick some seedlings out to keep 2 or 3 in a pot which I allow to grow on to make bigger plants, and also keep a load in one pot which I just pick like cut and come again lettuce leaves till they're done. I just sow every few weeks to replenish. 


Posted: 07/07/2014 at 22:22

Think they're all reported now Edd. As OL said - there was a kitchen one earlier but it's the first there's been for ages.

I'm off to bed. Work for me in the morning. Help yourselves to cake 

See you tomorrow at some point  

Strawberry babies

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 22:00

You'll have to share the results with us OL 


Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:55

Looks like Dove's on the case and reported all of them 


Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:52'll not be wanting any cake OL? 

We've saved you a bit Verd...for now....

I've got feet up too Dove, although bed beckons. Lime and coconut ice cream sounds very good but I've been eating a lot of strawberries and cream during Wimbledon so perhaps it's a bad idea....

Lovely eating your own produce lily isn't it? 


Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:12

My sphaerocephalons are still green up here. They're a bit later than the bigger varieties though. Perhaps that's the one you have Goldilocks 

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