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Posted: 07/12/2014 at 08:44

Good idea Dove 

What are good quality tools for beginners

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 08:43

I think Mrs Norton already has secateurs but a spare pair is always handy. I like Spear and Jackson spades and forks because they're small and sturdy and not too expensive, but I'm quite fussy about how something feels in my hand so that's something to consider before buying...or keep the receipts...

A nice set of items that can be used such as string, labels, scissors and trowels etc make a nice gift, and perhaps a few packs of seed that are easy - like sweet peas, or salad crops if she'd like to grow edibles. You can do all these things as little stocking fillers - individually wrapped of course -  you're not getting off that lightly! 

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 08:35

Are you growing the tomatoes under cover just now DrG? Do you just want an early crop? It's very early to be doing tomatoes. They get big, and you'll need a fair bit of space and heat to keep them going through winter. Over here, we usually start them at the end of winter into early spring. 

Favourite Christmas Song and Carol?

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 08:30

One of our finest exports Lyn.  Annie's  wonderful - in every way  


Posted: 07/12/2014 at 08:26

Well I think winter's definitely here. Very dark - snow, sleet and hail on the windows now and none too warm when I was out earlier feeding the robin  

Off for a look round before I have another cuppa and some breakfast. Don't think I'll be venturing out much today. Glad you had a great holiday archie - I could do with that weather 

I suppose I should get some Christmas cards...

Preparation for Hawthorn Hedge

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:36

Result Gemma 

They come in useful now and again don't they? 


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:34

No - clatty is more mucky Panda. Dreich is miserable, wet, cold rainy weather. 

Keep up....

Good bit of fund raising by the sound of it  

Not pasta is it KEF? 

Sausage casserole for me and youngest- other one's at work. With lots of mash of course 

Favourite Christmas Song and Carol?

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:29

Judy singing 'Have yourself a merry little Christmas' always makes me teary and I love Greg Lake's  'I believe in Father Christmas' with the Prokofiev at the end. 

Proper carols or hymns - for me, it's hard to beat Hark the Herald Angels Sing, but I love the piece of music 'Crown of Roses' ( Tchaikovsky) which I first heard sung donkey's years ago by the King's Singers. Very moving.


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:05

We have native primulas growing very happily here in quite unhospitable ground. My neighbour's garden has a couple and the border they're in, next to my front path, is shady, soggy and full of clay. 


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 16:38

Same as minging, manky, clarty, bogging KEF 

I have a mental picture of your green house now. With a bit of luck it'll do as shading for the hot weather next year...

Glad you had a successful day chicky. Lesley - I've done no Christmas shopping. It'll get done the last week when I'm off work and twiddling my thumbs. Don't have much to get these days anyway. I have bought some cranberries to make my sauce...does that count? 

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