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Posted: 17/05/2014 at 17:27

It's  a sunny border in theory....

I tested the ones without the biscuit casing. I knew they'd be completely different so it made sense.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 17:25

We had pheasants at my last house Bee, and Mrs Pheasant liked to come on the stone windowsills of the lounge and peck on the window 

Have you tried one of those insect screen thingies for your greenhouse door? Might do the trick. When my girls had guinea pigs we had a hutch in their wendy house for them (the piggies not the girls...) and I made a door with that fine metal mesh so that we could leave the door open when it was hot and the guinea pigs could run about safely inside. 


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 17:20

Weather's been pants KEF so I went to the nursery. A few small items found their way in -all totally vital of course 

Some white stuff for one of the shady borders I was sorting yesterday -Thalictrum, Dicentra and a dwarf Aquilegia, and a small Hebe for the sunniest border/raised bed, to go in the front/middle where the strawberries are just now. 

Forensic/foody Fairy has made some chocolatey fondanty thingies. I had to try a couple when I came home as I was wet,tired and cold....

There's a few left....



Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:38

I was worried that my day to day goings on had bored you to death doc..

Don't stay away too long. We all miss you and your lovely garden  x 

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:19

I'm very average nut.

In every way...

This thread sounds like that Monty Python sketch where they were all called Bruce...

Full or partial sun?

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:02

That was beautifully written Scott 

Award yourself a cup of tea and a cake 

Looks like something has been spitting on the roses? .

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:57

The little froghoppers are actually  sweet little things.

If you remove the 'spit' carefully rather than blasting it off, you can have a look at one 

Watering can that won't drown seedlings and plants

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:53

It can be a problem. Perhaps you could keep a small cheap watering can - supermarkets do them for a few quid - and tape a fine rose on with duct tape to hold it in place and keep just for seedlings. The ones made from rubber are usually better as they're tight. Perhaps so many people use a hose with those multi head sprayers that  old fashioned watering cans are being used less.

Who'd have though watering could be so complex! Maybe we could invent a really good one and patent it pariate? 

Looks like something has been spitting on the roses? .

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:09

Cuckoo spit Caral. It's caused by leaf hoppers. Just squirt a bit of water onto it to wash them off. Doesn't really do any harm 


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:58

Morning MrsG. Never played opposites - might try that 

We're just catching the edge of the weather front,  but I hope I'll get something done outside if it doesn't lash down and the bones  aren't aching too much 

Seed sowing to do - rocket and lettuce so I can do that. It won't involve any heavy lifting!

Don't look at my PMs very often either BL so it's a bit hit and miss with me anyway 

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