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Posted: 04/10/2013 at 12:49

You've taken that too far lily....

Still damp here - and no cake on offer 

I've had to resort to doing some h****work.

Why I will never Use peat free compost

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 12:45

I don't know if anyone picked up on this, but a few weeks ago on Beechgrove, Jim was quite comfortable with stating that he uses a peat mix for some of his plants (cuttings possibly) and will continue to do so.

Cemetery Planting

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 12:42

Hi Gareth - I often plant little things instead of just putting flowers down but I saw that others had also done so , so  I assumed it was ok. If there are other  examples nearby I expect it isn't an issue but as everyone else has said, it's probably best to check first. Sad to think that anyone could ever object isn't it? 

I put a little viola in recently and although the ground is quite dry because of overhanging trees it'll survive longer than cut flowers. I put in a little Saxifrage in spring as it copes there too. There's bare soil between the graves and the grass so they're quite safe. Snowdrops are a lovely idea Welshonion. 

Autumn colour

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 11:56


Dove - that is a very sexy colour!!! Too many lovely clematis and not enough walls and fences to put them on 

Legionnaires desease in compost

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 11:53

Exactly my point LilAmbar- the media likes to decide what calamity is having centre stage and there is simply too much scaremongering and not enough rationalising. If it's a slow week - they drum up some crisis or other. All research has to be carefully considered and not taken out of context - as it so often is.

My tongue was firmly in my cheek about bird flu! 

Legionnaires desease in compost

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 10:15

Farmer- absolutely. Perspective is what's needed. I'm  more likely to get squished crossing the road. Look how many road deaths there are every year. We're getting to the point where no one will set foot out their back doors. 

And next week it'll be something else...bacon, jam, socks....

whatever happened to bird flu anyway??? 

Moles AND Crane flies

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 09:54

Dove - did you read the Alison Uttley 'Little Grey Rabbit' stories too? 

Never met anyone else who knows them.

Sorry - off topic!

The splits are probably just from lack of water, or turfs not being laid tightly enough together Silver Surfer. Has it been very dry?


Posted: 04/10/2013 at 09:44

My birthday soon so I'll definitely need a little something....

Lemon drizzle is a favourite and I do like a good teabread.

Coffee and walnut? 

Autumn colour

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 09:42

It's a nice colour Dove. A good purple. I got it for £4 in the bargain corner of the GC with Etoile Violette in late spring /early summer. Strong grower. It associated well with the Cupani sweet peas I had in front of it so you'll have to give them another go too!   Just noticed this morning that the 2nd crop of buds on EV are starting to open.

Free offers

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 09:24

Dove's right - it's only a bargain if you were going to buy it anyway - and even then...

GCs and supermarkets rely on the 'buy now and come back later for more when they die' brigade.

I'd much rather go to a good nursery - in person or online - where you know the plants have been correctly maintained. That said, if I see something in a diy store or supermarket that would suit me and is a good price I'll take the chance. I've had good bargains of bulbs and half price plants recently because they're making way for other items. I've never bought plug plants on these offers though.

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