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Posted: 04/02/2014 at 13:51

Love the Hart's Tongue fern/watery pix doc 

I've got three pots with dark reticulata Iris which will hopefully bloom soon. I love them. I'm going to have to go to the nursery for some native primulas. I  promise to keep a firm grip on the credit card...although it's a minimum spend on that of course so could be tricky  

It's always the way - the day after you dump stuff you've kept for months is exactly when you find a use for it. I hate clutter gathering so I'm always going there.

The blackbirds have stripped the cotoneasters and pyracantha here, but only recently as there hasn't been enough severe  weather for them to need it. They're enjoying the apples here too.

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 13:35

I'd agree with the others Chris. If there are no obvious leaks, it's likely to be damp air and the carpet will just absorb it. Artjak's suggestion is a good one, or maybe even take the carpet out altogether for a while (if you can) and see if it helps.

What are people sowing right now?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 08:08

I'm the same as Salino. March for me before I'll sow anything. I'll do some tomatoes, lettuce and sweet peas. Any other annuals I want to grow will be done in situ. May do  more sweet peas that way as well. Our season starts later so I get colour at  the end   instead.

I did some white buddleia cuttings last year and a few people wanted them so I'll sort that later too. Unfortunately when they were undercover for a while, the little growhouse blew over and some of the pots got knocked about and they got mixed up with the purple ones so I'll have to check them before I send any! 


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 07:56

archie beat me to it! Bye archie 


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 07:55

Morning all. Am I first? Not a bad day by the look of it but that can all change very quickly 

Work for me then need to get some clothes. How boring.

Will have a look at the  other posts before I go.

Have a good day everyone 



Posted: 03/02/2014 at 19:30

You're dead right fidget. It's a disgrace. We're now becoming a third world country and we're a laughing stock. That's my view anyway.

Philippa- isn't it sad that there are always some people who will take advantage of others' suffering? Of course, if the 'powers that be' hadn't spent so much time wringing their hands it might not be happening 

You'll need to have the car modified Verd. A gearstick unsuitable for doughnuts will definitely annoy you over time. It'll all end in tears....


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:41

fidge- it'll have no room for suitcases, but it'll have a small fridge for the cream buns, a small oven for keeping pasties warm, and a large doughnut holder. 

Am I right Verd? Am I? Am I?

Put me down for some cake pd 

Rain came on late here. Chilli for dinner. Need it to warm me up

Gardener come.....

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 14:34

Lyn those are beautiful. Seeing something like that, lovingly brought back to life is terrific and, as punkdoc said, families must be very grateful. 

art- you're the 21st century Gertrude Jekyll. She was a painter with plants 


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 14:19

No need to apologise pd. Just watch your blood pressure m'love 

Stick with us Clari -we'll keep you right 

Biscuits? What biscuits? Nothing to do with me...hones guv.  It'll be Verdun.....or that new chap from the Philippines...

Architect's gone. Thank ********* Don't think he likes me 


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 08:07

He had 'repetitive strain injury of the typing fingers' - a well known illness, Dove  

Right I'm off  

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