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Just thought I'd share my seed list with you.

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:50

Blimey Mike! Are you on the nightshift? 


Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:28

Lots of people are finding them useful as a slug deterrent reg. Or put them in a compost bin if you have one 

The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:19

Lovely pix from everyone. I only have the ones that I inherited in flower just now. Still a few weeks from seeing any of the new bulbs I planted in autumn. We're always a bit behind up here though. Looking forward to Cheerfulness, Thalia and Silver Chimes soon 

Wouldn't have one of those pink ones if my life depended on it.  

Don't like salmon pink at all  - unless it's a salmon....

need a small tree

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:14

Snowy mespilus is lovely. Lots of good choices already mentioned but take a look at the weeping ornamental pear Pyrus salicifolius as well. I know you want flowers and they are insignificant but the foliage is beautiful - silvery grey.  


Black...good or yuck?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:10

OKay I'm going to be the 'black' sheep here - I love my black viola 'Molly Sanderson' 

I love very dark colours but you have to work them into your garden in a particular way to get them right.

All colours can be insipid, dull, garish, ugly, disappointing etc etc. It depends what else you associate them with.

Aww man! Seedlings...

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:07

Slug tossing was a favourite pastime of mine years ago. I got quite good at it - right over the garage into next door's dump. The ones that didn't make it stuck to the gritty garage wall....

Fortunately he  moved a few years later and I had a nice neighbour who looked after her garden 


Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:04

Hello all. Not been around much this week. Off to have a look at what's what.

Hope all the sickly people are doing ok. How's your mum Verdi?

Lovely blossom to lighten up the miserable day here - again 

Wodehouse competition mistake

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:02

Shouldn't that be -  'I say, what old chap'  nut? 

Square Foot Raised Gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 10:20

I'd think that would be fine Michael. I made a lot of raised beds last year of varying height and size along a fence. I've used compost and a small amount of soil but, you're right, it's expensive doing it with all compost. Are you near a nursery? They will often sell spent compost at a lower rate. Probably not the right time of year though. 

Tomato Feed - Yes or No

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 09:10

Haven't sown any toms yet - probably next week. Same as Dove - windowsills till they go out into a plastic growhouse where they will stay. We get very few nights through the summer that have a high enough temperature even if it's warm enough through the day. Had a great crop last year -  I expect the lovely summer helped!

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