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What veg are you growing this year?

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 10:35

art - I'm already healthy. I may be Scottish but I  don't deep fry everything - I find the lettuce burns....


I often say that too (although not Suffolk!) but I'd need to start playing the lottery 

 I grow what I like to eat - mainly some salad crops, toms and strawberries, but I don't want  a huge veg patch here as it would be a compromise too far.  I simply don't have enough time either, but maybe once I eventually retire, and stop moving house....

clematis leaf problem

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 10:22

I had to compost a couple of lovely stems of Etolie Violette  with buds yesterday - those little 'darlings' are the culprits 

I am currently building one Dove....

65 feet. Trouble is - if your neighbour chucks 'em 65 feet in your direction, it just becomes a swap...

Delphinium Soil Ammendments

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 09:40

Isn't this forum brilliant! 

And can I come and stay with one of you? Anywhere in Italy would do me  

Rubbish mpc

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 09:28

I've used it Pentillie, as I have a lot of areas to fill up and make into new beds. I also used it for a few seeds and for potting on a few small perennials into bigger pots. It's not too bad- or hasn't been so far. I also bought some B&Q stuff which was lousy last year but this year's bags were a lot better. All seeds sown in it have germinated. I left the bags (at B&Q) which were last years - they're 60L size and this year's are 50. 

I also bought some bark from Asda - the first bag I opened and emptied contained a large stone about the size of my hand! Will be used in the garden though 


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 08:17

Thanks OL. I totally agree - I have lots of friends with dogs and it infuriates them too. What's really sad is that the boy from the council said it's a worse problem now than ever before. Incredible in this day and age.

Ignore the cretins OL. Seems to be a sign of the times doesn't it. You know who your friends are, and I'd reckon that's pretty much everyone on the forum.  

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:48

You should post that on the camera thread AWB. The second pic - in particular - is lovely with that reflection. 

lifting winter pansies for geraniums

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:46

I've just cut back a load of violas in pots Lavande and will move them into fresh compost soon. 

Those little orange ones are lovely- well worth giving a bit of tlc. I'd agree with Dove that they look like violas. I have a black one and those would look great with it.They go on forever if you cut them back and give them a little boost. 


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:37

Oh it's a long story's of the four legged variety and they leave something behind...I'm sure you can work it out . Been an issue ever since I moved here. Council are very supportive but I can't catch the irresponsible thoughtless horrible owners....

But I will....

Might build one of those..that'll give me something to do when I'm not busy. 

Gaultheria mucronata plant

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:32

Just saw this - Bal  I go to a nursery up here which sells them and they do mail order but it may be a bit expensive. If you google 'male Pernettya/Gaultheria' you might find suppliers in your area. 


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:13

Attention all slug/snail throwers! They've just announced on the BBC news that throwing them is as effective as any control method and chucking them 65 ft away means they will almost never come back....


Flexing my muscles as we speak.....

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