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What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:10

Pine cones are lovely too, and anything lemony 

Hate tomato foliage  but love basil and crushed rosemary 

Musk oil KEF - and my sis had a lovely cheesecloth shirt 

WD40 for me too Forester 

Astible leaf browning

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:03

I'd agree with Dove - they're not brilliant in pots except short term so if you keep them in a pot try to get them in a bit of shade next year and make sure they don't dry out 


What is this cute little beauty please?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 08:57

Sorry Tootles - I saw the word cutting and made an instant assessment ruling out any annuals  - didn't even enlarge the pic 

Should have gone to Specsavers 

If you can find Iberis sempervirens it will give you the same effect but perennial 


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 08:53

Morning all. Been a frost here after all the monsoony rain yesterday but I've had a lovely long sleep and only just up and about. Having some of your coffee for a change Dove 

These things are a pain fidget but glad you've got sorted now - hopefully no more large outgoings in the offing.

Fingers crossed for you DD 

Hope weather holds Dove, for you and anyone else taking part in a service today. Nice to see they're letting the Tower poppies stay for a couple more weeks. I think it has helped more people -especially youngsters - realise what it all means as the direct link is now so fragile. It's a stunning tribute and memorial. 

Off to look round as I fell asleep early last night after being out. Have a good day everyone 

What is this cute little beauty please?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:45

It's perennial and evergreen I think - I used to have some in a previous garden. I'm sure you could do  cuttings but not sure if now would be the right time. Probably after flowering in late spring /summer would be best,  but I expect there's no harm in trying!


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:39

Filthy night here - a lot of flooding on the roads when I was out. Tried to get some pea/bean netting at GC to cover my 'grass' area to stop  ****** cats using it  and they had nothing. Useless. Ordered some online. I have an arrangement of string and canes for the moment but it's not very satisfactory - or attractive. 

Well done chicky and BL - that's a lot of tulips planted! I love them but they often get battered by weather here just when they come out, so I'm sticking with a few in pots and didn't buy any more for this year. I've got two tons of gravel to buy  

I can smell that pud from here chicky 

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:32

I agree KEF re the pyracantha - hawthorn as well for me  

Lesley - the smell of a C*******s cake cooking is heavenly 

My youngest daughter bought incense sticks yesterday. I walked into her room last night and it was like instantly being transported back to the seventies. All I needed was an Afghan coat  and some Bob Dylan.... 

Freshly cut grass for me is one of the best.

I also like bonemeal  

What is this cute little beauty please?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:26

Candytuft Tootles - Iberis to give it it's posh name. Very useful little groundcover plant  

Unknown plant on GW?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:15

Me too. No idea what Monty's is I'm afraid 

Talkback: How to make compost

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:23

Hi Moorethemerrier - give the heap a good stir and add any new material you have for it on top. Once disturbed, the ants will move on. 

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