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Posted: 12/02/2016 at 16:10


I heard about the perfect gift for your OH for Sunday - heart shaped pasta 

You'd love that KEF....

I may venture outside now and put some compost and manure down on one of the beds now that they've thawed out. Clematis are all growing nicely. 

Mr B was enjoying a paddle when I came home. He had to queue as a r***y starling was in there...



A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 15:36

How lovely that you feel that way Steve.  It can be hard to deal with when others are full of the joys.

I'll be thinking of you on Sunday along with all the other lovely people here who are in the same situation. Big hugs from me too - and some of these...xxx

Water Cress

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 15:25

It's probably a bit early yet Hazel - usually around March/April I think    

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 13:52

Those little nests are so beautiful aren't they? I remember finding a tiny one when I cut back a mature holly. So delicate 

Seed swapping

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 13:50

I've bumped up the new thread so it's on the first page at the moment 

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 13:49

I've bumped up the new seed swap thread 

Just an additional thought re the wicker obelisks - are they a bit 'solid' when covered with sweet peas? Air flow's important. I'd make sure they had a good space between them Lucid because they'll quickly grow and fill the space. Not too many in your pot. I use about 6 round an 18 inch pot, but I often stick a couple extra in if any don't germinate well.  Would you agree with that David? 

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 13:41

Bumping this up for anyone new or needing seeds

Thought I'd better make myself useful 

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 08:01

Lucid - I always grow my sweet peas on a tripod of canes in pots. Although they will attach themselves, it helps to give them some support and tie them in as they grow. They get a bit wild and wayward otherwise! 


Posted: 12/02/2016 at 07:50

Morning /afties all. Chilly here right enough B'man. Very white, but the frosty variety rather than the falling down kind  

I guessed  there would be a touch of pink somewhere chicky - although I had in my mind a sort of 18th century, faded grandeur kind of colour. Perhaps I could suggest that to Dulux for a paint colour... 

She's very pretty - hope you have a very good spot for her. 

RB- just pot up your snowdrops as you would normally, but, like fidget, I assume they're in the green, not bulbs. In my experience, they're quite happy in pots as long as they don't get too dry over a long period.

Water Cress

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 20:35

I use it to keep the pond clear - I don't eat it. If I wanted to, I'd probably keep it in a container. 

I forgot I'd told you that trick philippa! It works brilliantly in a pond to keep blanket weed away. Even a small one which can heat up quite quickly, like my current one. Just chuck a handful in during spring when the water warms up.

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