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Talkback: Top 10 daffodils

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 10:18

I try and grow the taler ones amongst other low shrubs or emerging perennials so that they get some support.

Not familiar with poeticus Sunnydayz- will look it up 

Just looked- I know it as Pheasant's Eye!

how can I read my replies?????

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 10:14

The tech men are working on it so stick with us! I'm on  a laptop and clearing the history and using ctrl+f5 to refresh pages is working well just now 

Autumn leaves

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 10:12

Best to bag them up if you don't have a mesh bin for them - put them in black bags with some holes in - and they will rot down and give you a great medium for your beds and borders next year. If they're left ( a few leaves do no harm) a thick layer can inhibit whatever's growing underneath - there may be some nice bulbs and perennials there for the spring. If you can shred them or go over them with the lawnmower first, they'll break down more quickly. 


Posted: 27/09/2013 at 10:07

You'll get there James! It sometimes seems like a thankless task doesn't it. Hedges and grass cutting take a lot of time if you have a big area to do. Still - dark nights approaching and plenty of time to plan new ideas for next year 


Posted: 27/09/2013 at 09:49

MMmmm donuts.....aaahhh  ..drool..

Morning all. Our local bakers do a lovely ring doughnut- only kind I like. What are these Birds Caramel ones of which you doth speak so prettily fidge? 

Holiday weekend here but I have work on Monday so hope to get stuff done. Very misty and damp today. Birds are enjoying my purpose made squirrel/magpie/starling/jackdaw proof feeder- 2 cheap wire hanging baskets wired together with the feeder attached inside. The big birds were just swooping in and demolishing the lot and the little ones were getting nothing but the dregs. Happy robin and friends now. 

More tea needed now.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 21:33

Doesn't get any easier Verdi. Bought some little violas at the nursery and planted them at cemetery. 

Panda- I understand that too. Lost my niece at ten months and panicked constantly when my first daughter was the same age.

Got some more plants today but managed to resist the bulbs 

Will take some pix tomorrow weather permitting. 

Off to put my feet up. Very tired tonight. 

Night all 

Talkback: Top 10 daffodils

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 20:13

Thalia, Silver Chimes and Cheerfulness 

Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 19:55

Daniel knows about the issues and has replied on various other threads. The tech team are working on it and hoped to have sorted it by today but looks like it will be tomorrow now. Clearing your history seems to help as does submitting an empty post just to get to the latest ones - you can then edit or do another post.

Hang in there- it will be fixed!

Are T&M having a laugh!

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 19:37

You know that saying - if it sounds too good to be true- it usually is? ....


Posted: 26/09/2013 at 19:26

I think as long as they're out of really exposed windy sites they should be fine. It's cold winds  or severe frosts that tend to frazzle them a bit, but it doesn't usually see them off. There's a large sandstone house set back from the road near where I used to live and the front garden slopes down to the road and is shady with lots of trees. It's full of white paniculatas and they look stunning just now. Passed them today and they really glow. 

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