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Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:26

You could try scattering  raw peanuts somewhere where they won't cause damage, such as a paved area.

Onions bolted!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:24

I had an email this week, last chance to order plants of kelsae onions.

From  d.t. Brown. Have a look at their website. You may just have time to get a crop in for this year.


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:22

It's been  Wet here overnight, but now it's sunny. Lots to do, must get started

disappointing aquilegias

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:08

If you want to try some exciting varieties from seed,  I can recommend Touchwood aquilegias, the national collection in Wales.

I have a lot of seedlings this year that I  hope will give me good flowering plants next year.


Posted: 09/05/2014 at 20:14

My brother the electrician is going tomorrow. He usually has a good supply of those rolls of insulating tape. Strapping Dad to the bed should work.


Posted: 09/05/2014 at 19:37

Gaffa tape needed here. there must have been a good gust of wind today, the polytunnel shed all the bricks holding the cover down, ripped off the tapes tying it to the frame, and tried to take off. OH suggests lots of tie wraps and some more bricks.

Strangely, all the plants were in the same position. I expected them to be all over the floor.


Posted: 09/05/2014 at 18:43

Dad has been "helping" the nurses. They are trying to measure water in and out, but he doesn't want the nurses to have to empty the bed bottles, so he has been tootling along the corridor to the loo.

This means he pulls off all the leads for the heart machine, so to keep him on the bed, they have catheterised him. He's not likely to be out before Monday, but things are proceeding.

 I get a day off tomorrow, sister can go instead. and I can do some gardening.


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:47

He's already been voted in charge of the escape committee.

I expect him to be in until the weekend, it depends on how quickly he annoys all the nurses.

What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:43

Dianthus deltoides  do look like that. They only have tiny flowers. Good for edging but not for cutting.

Was that what you were expecting?

They're certainly not dahlias.

trees and shrubs for £1

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:38

Lead the good life is the new name for garden bargains .com

I bought a cherry tree from them that produced pear flowers. When I complained I was told I could keep the peach tree(what peach tree?) and they replaced my potted stella cherry with a bare root cherry six months later. Not worth the aggro.

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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

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