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Posted: 08/05/2014 at 12:36

The nettles can be made into a liquid feed Harriet. You soak them in a bucket of water and when they've rotted down you strain off the liquid and dilute it. I forget the proportions but someone else will give you a correct ratio.


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 12:30

Hi all - just having a quick look before I go back to work. Think I'll have some cheese tonight to see what I can come up with! 

Clari - a Glaswegian translation of that crest would be 'nae danger'....

Purple rucksack?

Rain's gone off a bit here but those thundery clouds are looming. Not sure I'll get anything done outside later after work. 

Winter - Prince William? Really?? 

What to do after daffs?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 19:25

I'd agree with obelixx. A nice continuation of flowering for when the daffs have done their thing. I have lots of low planting in a narrow border with daffs tucked in behind and amongst it. If it's not too sunny, Tiarellas and Heucheras are great. I also have crocus, snowdrops and primulas in mine which will flower before the daffs. 


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 15:48

Verdun and his summer pants...I don't know....

I might have to bring forth a plague of 'summat' just to teach him ...

Clari - I even have to wear one in bed...

Apart from in July 


Baffling a squirrel. happy days

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 12:49

Sandwich Dove...

They're determined little b****** aren't they? I saw a tv prog a few years ago where the owners had erected an assault course in an attempt to see how far they could go with trying to out fox them. It was hilarious!


Posted: 07/05/2014 at 12:39

It's like bloomin winter here -wet, windy and 8 degrees  

I used to like Campari with lemonade - tasted like grapefruit. Don't drink so haven't had it in donkey's years.

Edjacash, edjucash,eddjuc....'learnin' stuff' I calls it 

KEF I know a joke about a man going hunting and encountering a bear in the woods but I don't think it's suitable for here...

Plant ID assistance

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 12:29

Looks like Spirea arguta Bridal Wreath to me. They're lovely shrubs for this time of year 

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 12:26

Try watercress Hartleyhare. Just buy a bag from the supermarket and chuck it in. It feeds on the nutrients that the weed likes. Easy to pull out if it gets a bit big.

Is your pond shallow? That can contribute as the water heats up  more quickly.



Posted: 07/05/2014 at 07:27

Morning all. Off soon for another day at the salt mines..

Lots of rain here last night so it'll do the grass good, but looks like we're getting lots more of over the next few days 

Staying home sounds a good option fidget 

Off for a look round before I head off.


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 20:10

Some of mine are duchesses chick....

My DD was in a tall clematis pot and a bit pot bound, and I planted it in a 15" pot from summer till autumn when I planted it into the raised bed. It's roots completely filled the pot when I took it out. 

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