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Volunteer Work

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:25

What a lovely story Mikey 

I know many people find cemeteries and graveyards a bit forbidding and scary but I actually quite like them, even though I get upset going there. The one I visit is where my niece is buried and some of my parents ashes are scattered on the grave. It's very well kept and I find it very sad seeing them in such a state of neglect so what you're doing is wonderful. I hope you continue to get so much out of it.

Sentimental Plants

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:18

I've just bought Constance chicky. It's by the back gate and very pretty. Nice bright foliage too. Think I posted a pic on the garden gallery. It's a bit tangled as it had obviously been in the pot a while but it'll be better next year.


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:14

So sorry Dove. All you can do is be there for her as best  you can. The same thing happened to a friend of mine a few years ago. She lost her best friend to cancer. Diagnosed in October and died the  following June. She was 48.

Verd - if only we could all go peacefully in our sleep when the time comes. Unfortunately we don't get to choose.

Hugs to you both. x

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:46

Yep - that's the one lily. It gets called by both names. It's very pretty if you have it somewhere it can be seen at dusk as it lights up the area. I had one by my back gate in a previous garden.

Took these of my pasqueflowers and the drumstick primulas today:



Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:38

Hope nothing wrong with mum Verd and it's just a precaution. 

Cleared up here so got the grass cut and a few other small jobs done. The little birds were singing away.  Can't beat the smell of newly cut grass - just lovely 

Sentimental Plants

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:34

And because they're living things it means more Verd doesn't it? The person carries on living too. 

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 17:14

In the ground is fine of course Supernoodle   I used to grow mine in amongst other ornamentals and I've just planted a few I got last autumn into one of my new raised beds in the same way. 

Putting straw  underneath the fruits is to keep them clear of the soil (and therefore nice and clean and dry ) and to help prevent damage from slugs as they're off the surface of the soil. It doesn't have to be straw though. I've used woodshavings in the past.


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 17:03

T total that's me 

In fact - totally tea 

Help, are these plants ok for my small wildlife pond?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 16:42

Hi Susan. If you can post a pic or two it helps enormously. Click on the tree icon in the toolbar at the top of the posting window and follow the directions.

Clear your pond as best you can and then take a look at what's there and let us know. People here will be only too happy to offer advice. At my last house we had a huge pond which fed into a smaller one. It was so neglected my then partner didn't even realise there was a pond there at all. A couple of hours work clearing and it came back to life. If it's a wildlife pond you want there's some good advice on this thread already and there's a couple of other pond threads around too. If you type in 'wildlife pond' into the search facility at the top of the page it should bring up some of the other threads. It really depends what plants will be happy within your own plot and what kind of look you like. As you say, topping up a pond here isn't usually necessary! 


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 16:32

Wouldn't you be better using your mouth for the tea OL?......

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