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late tulips

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 12:26

Hi edd- it may be a bit late to get any tulips but you could take a look at some of the specialist bulb suppliers to see what they have left. Ideally they're planted around November but there's no harm putting some in if you get them and seeing what comes up. I've used the Bulb Shop ( also under GeeTee bulbs) in the past and they were excellent. If you want specific colours or varieties you'd probably be best waiting for this year's supplies around September/October and sowing some annuals for a bit of colour this summer. Loads to choose from depending on what you want them for. For scent and colour you can't beat sweet peas and they're ideal for pots as well as borders and beds. 

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 10:41

Happy birthday RB   -  h ave a great day



Tell me what it's like being 30 so that I'll know what to expect 

Will there be cake later? 

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Posted: 11/01/2015 at 10:36

Thank you pansyface. 

I rest my case... 

what would you do

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 10:34

Gemma - I was thinking exactly that as I read your post!

As already said - it largely depends on your requirements. No point in having lots of precious plants if you have boys kicking footballs into them! Budget is also important as well as time. If you can construct and grow things yourself it's always cheaper, but more time consuming. Make a list, decide what's important for your needs and draw up a small plan as accurately as you can with the essentials roughly marked. It can always be changed and altered later on as your requirements change  


Posted: 11/01/2015 at 10:15

You need someone to rub something into your sore bits lily...

Take it easy for a few days - no marathon running  or anything 

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Posted: 11/01/2015 at 10:14

I've been absent for a couple of weeks and have missed my virtual friends (who are very important to  me) and many of them have missed me, just as Hostafan has mentioned previously. I think that's lovely when you consider all the horrible people around on the internet.

We're a community of like minded people who can offer advice, laughs and support in equal measure.  I'm a single parent with two older children who live with me.  I've built a garden here in the two years since I moved in, as well as working and doing all the other things a household requires although my girls help a bit too. I have time to contribute regularly simply because I enjoy it. Simple. 


Posted: 11/01/2015 at 09:32

Morning all - been a bit absent  Computer decided it didn't like it's living conditions any more and gave up working. Ex husband's friend has sorted it now though - fingers crossed! I don't think I can possibly catch up with everything so I won't really try. Thinking of you today BL. Desperate times, but the pen truly is mightier than the sword. Otherwise, why would they be so frightened of it?... 

Hope everyone is well and storm damage is minimal. We're all fine here - high winds, sleet, hail, snow and the odd fence panel taking off but it's usual fare in winter for this part of the world and we've had hardly any until now so can't complain. North west and islands are the ones suffering - thousands still without power.

I'll go and have a look round now..I see I have some messages 


Posted: 25/12/2014 at 13:11


Dinner all prepped so just waiting for my girls to come back from their Dad to open prezzies. Nice not having to do a dinner for loads of people like I used to do. Enjoy your dinner Matty - hope you are feeling fine 

Get the traps out rosemummy - it's the only way. Not much eating in a mouse, although they don't take too much stuffing either... 


Posted: 25/12/2014 at 10:20

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you're ok chicky  

No turkey here - only three of us - so a nice chicken (sorry chicky  )  and the usual trimmings. No sprouts either as no one likes them, but I found some chocolate ones for the girls'  

Hope everyone has what they wished for today. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 15:01

Charlie - I have sent you a PM.

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