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Posted: 06/12/2014 at 15:39

I have some of that too Fishy - it self seeded in a little corner last summer and I put it in a pot to go beside the pond.  I can save some seed next year if you need more. 

My garden looks like it's been burgled!

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 12:40

Lovely pix 

We get fewer frosts and lots of manky damp stuff so lots of bright foliage and evergreens are necessary here. My garden is now looking like the burglars brought  back the plants that they nicked...


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 12:39

I think it may just be worms Lesley....

Such is life. I need a car - it would make my life extremely difficult without one. I'm hoping that's the last major outgoing on it for a while though. what with the boiler as well it's been an expensive start to the winter....

Clatty day here. Do I need to translate that for anyone? 

Must get on with the ironing now that the wash is done. I'm making a lardy/seed thingy for the birds at the same time but it's leaking so having to do it in stages. Hope the feathery b*****s appreciate it 

Movie quotes

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 09:27

That's what I meant Edd - when they're trapped inside and think there's only a few people outside. Brilliant film. In fact - another great quote from it is when they're on top of the cliff and have to jump. Robert Redford admits he can't swim and Paul Newman laughs and says 'the fall will probably kill you!' before they just run and jump. Terrific 


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 09:21

It's what we call horticultural grit here Debra. It's just very fine gravel, around 4 - 5 mm size. You could use vermiculite to do the same job  but it's a different material - if that makes sense! Someone will correct me if you can't use vermiculite for that though.  It helps to prevent moss and algae forming on the surface if they get a bit over watered , which causes the seeds to rot, and also stops them drying out too quickly if conditions are warm. 


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 09:12

Morning all. Sorry to hear your news Yvie. A big hug to you and your family.

Chilly and some very black clouds overhead so perhaps more snowy showers today. I think I may be doing indoor stuff and just taking it easy today. I get very bored as soon as Christmas day is over so if the weather isn't great I'll get on with decorating jobs too. Would you like a hand Dove? I'll get my pasting table out of the shed  

Have a nice day out lily 

Movie quotes

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 09:06

Alan - It's at the end of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid I think. When they're surrounded

To deck or not to deck.....!

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 18:12

I'd agree with Will - paving set into gravel works really well whether done informally or in a more structured way. You're right  to leave decking if the area's not in full sun for most of the day and you can plant directly into the gravelled areas using different heights to create screens for privacy as well. You could break up some of the concrete on your paved areas at the back of the house to make beds, which will give you more scope for planting than pots alone. It helps to break up a big area of paving especially if you use repeat planting to unite it all. 

Grass still growing

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 17:56

Mine has grown quite a bit since it's last cut in late Oct/early November but the ground's too wet for cutting. I didn't want to cut it too short either but I'm almost wishing I had 


Posted: 05/12/2014 at 17:54

I use bark and would apply just now - in fact I need to get some myself.  It 'dresses' the remaining plants and in bare areas is a better deterrent to cats than compost which they just use as their personal toilet. I feed with B,F and B in spring. I do try to have as few empty spaces as possible though. 

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