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Posted: 25/10/2013 at 11:32

Hello Woody - nice to see you 

My daughter's lemon drizzle is very good. Doesn't make it often enough though 

Panda, I have to admit the clock thing doesn't affect me much except for the fact that it means long dark nigths and the inevitable cold wet winter! I've got loads of bulbs in pots so I'm looking forward to them in spring and my Phormiums have never looked better - the Yellow Wave ones are really vibrant just now and a real burst of colour on these dull days.

Hope you're keeping well. 

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 10:09

SFord that's a shame. I've heard of squashes being grown as climbers so if you enjoy them perhaps that might be worth trying, or a variety which produces fewer fruits on the plant. 


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 10:00

I'm fine GG. Glad the garden's doing well as you spent a lot of time working on it.

Hope you are coping with the  issues. Never easy. Sending you a big hug 

Green water feature

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 09:56

Hi Dahlia- as Bob has said some planting  and siting it in a better location it will really help.  

It's the shallowness of the water that causes the problem as it will heat up quickly and this gives the algae the conditions it needs to thrive. I've had great success with watercress in ponds as it takes up the nutrients in the water that these algaes feed on. Easy to remove if it gets too big. You just chuck a bit in!

Spring bulbs help

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 09:43

Just noticed yesterday that the alliums I put in with pots of Verbena bonariensis recently are all sprouting!


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 09:41

All these posts weren't here when I posted there. 

Makes me very sad when I hear these stories and shows how uncaring colleagues - who you probably regarded as friends - really are. Sign of the times? We seem to have gone backwards as a  society I think. No respect for others who need support.

GG- where have you been! Was beginning to think you'd deserted us all! Did your sweet peas survive? Hope your holidays were good. 


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 09:34

I know what you mean Verd- the weather up here is often quite wild and windy and it's one of the reasons tall grasses can be a problem. If you don't have a sheltered spot for them they just get battered and look awful. Dahlias are another example and there's plenty more. For spring flowering plants it's the same. Taller tulips often get flattened in wild weather. I'm going to get some shorter early varieties this year and put taller ones in pots that I can position more carefully.


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 07:54

Morning all you lovely people. Chucking it down he re but supposed to clear so glad I got a good bit done yesterday.

Dove - I wouldn't have your job for all the money in the world- I couldn't cope with the stress. It will be mixed feelings when you leave I'm sure.

A whole extra hour of light on Sunday - how will we all spend it? 

Clean answers only please...

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 07:45

Sara- what can I say! Looking tremendous! What a feature you've got now - and what entertainment you're going to get all through the year. You'll have a great time watching wildlife and seeing it develop further and further in years to come. You've worked so hard. Do you have a good vantage point to watch it from? Take a break and enjoy it 


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 18:58



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