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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Kew Garden job cuts

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 17:52

Up the revolution!!! 

I've signed.

Tomatoes in grow bags

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 16:44

Hi Jane, I don't use growbags but many people  use a string tied to the roof of the greenhouse instead of a cane  and you wind it round the string as it grows. The other end is is in the bag and the plant holds it in place.  Or you could use one of those 'bottomless' pots for tomatoes which is inserted into the bag - it gives a greater depth of compost for the plants. You could then have the cane in that. If you don't want to buy those, you could make your own using a plastic pot with the bottom cut out 

My new garden...suggestions appreciated.

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 16:31

Brilliant Sessi 

 I think I'd be concerned about trying to remove the roots anyway. They'll be huge. Keeping some of it and turning it into a sculpture is a great idea - and what a talking point!

You'll not need much extra planting - everyone will be captivated by your Hobbit house/sculpture!  


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 12:46

Lily - it grows like a weed here so if you want some I'd be happy to send it to you free of charge! 

Oh - and an industrial stapler for the badges....

Back to work in a moment. Someone is leaving so there's cake to be had. Glad I've left some room for it....


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:37

Morning all. It's ok - we'll give him a shout Dove 

I have a grand plan for retiral....when they carry me out in a box I think ..

Off for a look round before work. Have a good day everyone- whether you're working, playing or dragon slaying 


Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:16

Not seen doc Dove..

Bit weary myself so off to put my feet up for the night.

Sleep well everyone 

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:13

Exactly my point OL. As the supposedly superior race, we should know better but sadly, many don't.

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 19:09

Scott- what is the matter with these cretins!! Good for you to hang on in there. What message do they send their children if they have any. Rabbits, foxes, slugs, snails, weevils and lily beetles are nothing compared to horrible humans and the things they do. 

id the plants in my garden!

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:31

3 is a dog rose - the  berries are the hips which follow the flowers.

4 is a Campion

6 is Hawthorn

7 is a Pieris

8 is Honeysuckle

9 is Bergenia

11 is an Iris

12 is Quince (Chaenomoles)

13 is Caltha ( Marsh Marigold)

Will come back to the others if someone else doesn't get them. Making dinner just now! 

Wildlife Pond plants.

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:18

Jack - it's lovely that you're so enthusiastic about your garden. Be warned - it's a lifelong obsession and may take over your every waking moment!  

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