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Online plant suppliers?

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 09:51

I used Jackson's last year. Great service and beautifully packaged - just the wrong plants ...

Make sure you check them on arrival! 


Posted: 28/11/2015 at 09:50

Think you'll be fine where you're going Panda. Hope the weather's half decent though - it always helps 

Thinking of making some flapjacks today too - I need sustenance for watching the tennis. It's hard work...

I put cranberries in mine last time - nice and festive Panda. And if I eat enough of them - one of my five a day! 


Posted: 28/11/2015 at 09:34

No snow here yet Dove - just vile heavy rain, bordering on sleety  On the plus side -  tennis is on later....

Can we have some of your sun please flowers? 

Wonks - (that's my new name for you  ) if you can get a long run somewhere like I did in the car, it really does wonders for the nerves. 

I forgot to add my best wishes re mum Liri.  The long journey is worth it when you see her happy -  you can't buy that comfort and peace of mind   

The Black Friday thing is yet another lousy import from the States. As someone said yesterday - they have a slap up meal the previous day giving thanks for everything they have, and the next day they're fighting each other over b****y tellies 

Too late for lasagne?

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 09:25

Never too late for lasagne...

Oh - that kind...

I'd agree with the others - better to have them planted than not. I'd always do snowdrops in the ground but, like Dove says, they're not usually as successful as other bulbs when planted just now. In March/April you'll find loads of companies selling them in the green. If you buy some then, that's the best way to plant them, either in the ground or in pots if you'd like to have a few pot displays   


Posted: 28/11/2015 at 09:20

Morning all - it is still morning isn't it? Perhaps I could be on 'Pat time' today... 

Mind you, it's so dark it could be four in the afternoon. Rather unpleasant out there and the birds were very impatient waiting for their breakfast. Dove - it's just colder now isn't it ? They're looking for a bit of help from us trusty gardeners  

I seem to be getting blackbirds in a lot more now, which is great. They're enjoying the suet bits in the borders. 'Mr' sits on the shed roof waiting for me, and 'Mrs' was in once I'd put the grub out  

Ggirl - you're always so busy. We haven't got suitable weather for any gardening just now. Ground's saturated and it's too cold for doing much unless it's a few minutes here and there.


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 18:50

Dove - whew! 

Don't think I can cope with tomorrow - never mind Sunday 


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 18:12

Bit of sellotape chicky - it'll be fine....


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:58

Dove - make sure it's tied in tight...   

Re Wonky's purchases - that'll make for an interesting dinner.. 

You're lucky you didn't get a slap Edd. From both of 'em 

The World's Most Expensive Food

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:38
KEF wrote (see)

  I've eaten goat in Greece and Bear in Germany but neither float my boat..dun't like pasta it reminds me of slugs   I do fancy a chomp at snake as they say it tastes like chicken.



That would give me the 'dry boak', as we say here  

Lilies in pot

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 17:33

Just seemed a very small size to me when they've already had a flowering season and will be decent sized bulbs. If they're being planted out I expect they're fine for a few months now that they're dormant. I plant deeper too with many bulbs. Even in pots, when you can get away with shallow planting a bit more. They're sturdier and able to withstand windier conditions better.

I rarely grow them in the ground now because of the pesky molluscs. Easier to keep them out of over wet soil too 

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