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Posted: 16/11/2014 at 11:02

Done my fair share of digging out trees bekkie - sorry. I can lend you a pickaxe though...

lily - the one advantage of a sore shoulder is that I don't notice the sore back so much...

Good to see you OL. Hope you get some nice plants 

Can you get me a new sofa too while you're there chicky? Car to get brakes done next week,  £200  for the gravel and about the same recently for boiler repair,  so I could do with a nice little freebie...

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 10:56

OL ...naughty! 

David love - go and lie down in a darkened room...

Talkback: Digging beds and borders

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:55

Hi sterelitza -  might be best to start a new thread as your query will tend to get missed here. Having said that, if you're revamping your border, the annuals won't survive anyway, other than any seed that any of them have produced, so you could move plants now if the weather is fine and the soil isn't too heavy or frozen. It's a job that most people prefer to tackle in spring , because the newly lifted plants will tend to grow on more successfully then, especially if any of them are being divided  


Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:48

Thanks KEF. Shoulders are a bit sore still but it's dry today so I should really try and get more of it done. As long as I stop regularly for cups of tea I can struggle on valiantly like a brave little soldier...

I just remembered I have some pains au chocolat....


Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:44

Raspberry please Dove 

Talkback: How to pick tulips

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:37

The bog standard yellow and red varieties are very determined. They can withstand all sorts of conditions that the more refined varieties can't. I have a couple of red ones that  have been trailed from house to house with me as I've moved. I don't have anywhere to put them yet and they're languishing in a small pot in a handful  of rubbish soil, yet they come up every year and laugh at me! 


Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:33

If you have some croissants to go with the coffee I'll join you 


Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:32

The problem with sowing anything at this time of year is legginess and just as Verdun describes.Excess heat creates fast, weak growth and it then becomes more difficult to achieve a good strong plant. Hardy perennials in particular because they really should be outside, just with some protection from the most severe weather, and if they're allowed to get long and spindly in a false environment, it then becomes difficult to get them out. It's a fine balance. 

X Factor

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:15

I'd rather eat my own hair than watch any of these shows Wills...

Gate Posts

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:14

If the posts you're fixing the gates to are a decent weight, you can just attach the gates to them and not through to the brick itself. Depends on the weight and size of your gates etc, but a shorter, heavier weight screw is better than a longer one for fixing hinges of any kind.

A very good joiner told me that years ago when he re hung all the doors in my first flat 

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