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Posted: 08/02/2014 at 09:54

It also depends what other planting you have nearby. Staking might not be necessary if there are other plants to give some support, but if you're worried about it, or you have a windy,exposed site, put some in. It would be a shame to lose them jean.


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 09:48

You'll need a holiday chick - and a lie down in a darkened room. 

and a medal of course 

Just noticed my Christmas box recently as well. There's been flowers on it for ages but the scent only seems to be getting going now. Thought I still had no sense of smell after my lurgy!

KEF- Dove  won't be so lucky second time - she'll probably get the ones with the half mast trousers and the builder's bum look 


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 09:08

Morning all. not going to mention the flood situation or I'll get angry again, and you'll be calling me and Dove the 'Angry Birds. 

Glad you're ok Verd and Pam.

Raining here and a chance of some snow later. Hope not. Will go to the nursery and see if I can get some primulas.

Have a good day everyone 


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 20:35

No - full fat KEF. Don't like the taste of chemicals!  

Welcome to tools and techniques

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 20:30

Any kind of oil as far as I'm aware RT. I often give things a clean and  spray with  WD40, or some 3 in one oil. I believe Alan Titchmarsh used to keep a bucket of sand mixed with used engine oil handy to pop his spade in after use. It  then helps prevent mud sticking to it  


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 20:20

Not me KEF - don't touch it! Tea's the strongest thing I drink 

Although I did have a glass of Coke with my dinner....


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 20:12
archiepem wrote (see)

well the drain men came last night . 6 brews and  a full packet  of  two finger kit kats later .. cleared the drains for now  


archie - did you mean you used the KitKats to clear the drains ...terrible waste 

Glad you're ok for now. Have a break - have a ....maybe not...


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 19:46

Stay safe Verd. We don't want you swept away in the storms 

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 19:34

Lovely colour David 

Please help to identify this miniature shrub

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 19:30

Result David! They're lovely plants and very versatile. Escallonia's a much underrated shrub as well. I have a white one for against a sunny fence. Enjoy your nice bargain 

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