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How has this site changed your gardening?

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 17:05

It's given me lots of help and support, and not just in the garden. Lots of great advice from really experienced people. What a marvellous resource it is. 

The only downside is that I spend far too much time on it... 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 17:02

Evening all - does it count as evening ? 

Those look good Dove. I always make my scones with an egg. Rarely make them now as they need eaten on the day of making. Something I never have any trouble doing....

Altruistic or not doc. You still went out there and did it. 

I promised youngest fairylet we would go to Ikea tonight. Seriously regretting that...  

Clari - time you went elsewhere, love. They really take you for granted. Not helpful to your wellbeing I'd have thought. I hate seeing people 'used' in that way. Can we round up a posse?  

Anyone seen Steve and Hosta? Oh - there they are....they're getting so slim I can hardly see them....

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 08:13

Morning all/afties Pat.

As chicky says, there are no words to express the respect and admiration, doc. You're brilliant. How many people get off their chuff and go and do something like that? I' m putting a hat on so that I can take it off to you. It's lovely to see you back here   xxx

Lovely to see you too B'man. What better way to nourish the soul than a trip up north - especially there. It's an emotional place for me, and more so just now as this is the period of the year when my parents' birthdays, and the anniversaries of their deaths, are. My Mum would have been 90 yesterday. Thank you for the lovely photo  

Love to everyone else today - have to go to work and earn a shekel or two. Have a great day 

Camille leaves

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 08:03

We beed a little more info kanedawn.

If it's a young/small plant, it may take a while to settle and flower. They also have to be kept consistently moist in late summer for the flower buds to develop properly. If they dry out during that time, they won't have healthy buds for spring.

They thrive in heavy clay, so it's not just your soil that could be the issue. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 07:58

Great photos Pat - love the kook and the termites mounds. One of the wildlife progs did a piece on termites and I found it fascinating. 

Your quince is beautiful. It's clear you have quite a challenging location and climate to garden in Pat. Makes any successes even better, I'd think  

I laughed at the tree pic too - I love how people can sometimes just accept what they have and work with it accordingly!

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Cheap Kitchens South Wales

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 07:52

Bye bye freeloader 

Disturbing a newly planted Peony

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 08:09

You'd probably need to mix enough wet material with your leaf mould to keep it from moving around, but just keep it away from the crown. It might be better with a heavier mulch of something like gravel instead, losgood. As Bob says, you don't want anything damp sitting permanently over the crown, so a wet mulch is fine everywhere else but not directly on the middle. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 08:05

That's one way of solving the problem Pat! Glad you liked the photos. The skies here have been very varied in the last week. 

Lovely to see your photos Malcolm. The boy in the front at the right hand side made me laugh. He looks very unhappy at getting his photo taken!  

They remind me of all my Mum  and Dad's photos. My Mum would have been 90 today. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 07:59

Morning all/afties Pat if you're around  

Have a lovely trip DD - I'm sure your friends are well aware that French isn't your first language and will be very accomodating 

Hoep the weather is pleasant for the sightseeing. Always helps. Cold and dry here - I went out to take another moon shot as it's clear, and it's about four degrees just now. Hope I don't need to scrape the car. We had a gorgeous sunrise a few days ago - like a Turner painting. I put some pix on the camera thread but here's one for anyone who hasn't been up early enough to see one  

What a lovely person you are Hosta - as if we didn't know it already ...  

It's timely when the story about the old lady being 'rescued' by the cafe owner has been in the news. Sometimes we don't realise that a few words can make a massive difference to someone who's struggling or lonely. Gives you back some faith in the human race.

Better shift - more salt to mine....have a good day everyone, especially the ones with aches and pains

Bargain hellebores

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 19:42

I'm half English - my Dad was a Londoner who moved up here in the forties after meeting my Mum. He lived here for the rest of his life. I don't have a strong Glasgow accent, but I'm well aware of all the ins and outs of it .....

I don't speak Gaelic either - but I love finding out the translations of our hills which all have Gaelic names. Some of them are very tricky to pronounce!

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