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Camera Talk

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 20:04

Is that a river or a lake at the bottom of your garden,Chrissy?


Posted: 14/02/2016 at 20:02

I like cephalaria. Mine are big, but they dont seed about. They are a wow plant for June.


Posted: 14/02/2016 at 14:57

I've just had eggs Benedict for breakfast. Last night we had a very good Indian meal.

Today is a no diving day so we are lounging around . It should be illegal to make size 22 bikinis. There are a lot  of yanks  here, not surprisingly. Fortunately for them, harpooning of whales has been banned.

Yesterday on the dive boat, the dive master gave the usual announcement. We will dive as a group until the first one gets low on air, then we will come up. I said, why couldn't we just kill them and carry on. The yanks don't get sarcasm either

well I must slap on some more factor 50, see you later folks. roses !!

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 14:42

I like roses on their own roots. No suckering problems from the rootstock. It is easy to take hardwood cuttings now.

Hellebore disappointment

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 21:07

Judith, if you want hellebores, you can't beat Ashwood nurseries at Kingswinford, west mids. If you are near, pick your own, if not, they will post, but large plants in flower do not come cheap.


Posted: 13/02/2016 at 02:04

Do you put some of that lovely bundaberg ginger in, Pat. I think you may have the only supply of ginger nuts. The factory here got damaged in the floods.

I have been to the teppenyaki japanese style restaurant tonight, only we had a Caribbean chef. Very entertaining though.

Leggy seedlings

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 22:17

I dont start mine until March, so if all else fails, sow again mid march.

What to do with my Dahlia tubers now please?

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 22:15

Mine are on the bottom shelf in the greenhouse, surrounded by dryish compost, in a hope they won't shrivel up or rot off. I have a heater with a froststat on. You need somewhere cool but not freezing.


Posted: 12/02/2016 at 01:13

Shouldny you be in bed, flumpy. We've just had dinner here in the Caribbean. Very nice italian. I suspect I may put on a few pounds here.

What to do with my Dahlia tubers now please?

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 01:12

You can put dahlia tubers in a pot of multipurpose compost, but keep it on tge dry side until you see shoots , then water and feed. Mine are kept over winter this way, potted in old compost I used last year for the tomatoes. I dont water at all over winter. When they start shooting, I start watering and feeding, potting on into larger pots when necessary. They cant go into the garden until June in my area(east midlands)

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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time limited special offers 
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Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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