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Get if off your chest.

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:01

Didn't know whether to put this on here or on the  laugh thread.

Did someone say something about Karma.?

 I bet this one doesn't get a new car out of it.

gypsophila - can I get it to flower in May?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 19:32

You might get a perennial sort like Gypsophila paniculata Bristol fairy to flower in late May if you have it in a greenhouse in a big pot, with some  heat on.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 19:27

Its been drizzly here for most of the day, so the wood didn't get a second coat of the one coat preservative, that looks really patchy with one coat.

I have caught up on the telly though.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 19:18

Does Euphorbia martini ring a bell, Mrs garden?



Posted: 02/04/2014 at 19:15

What are you allowed/not allowed, Clarington?


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 17:36

What sort of euphorbia.? I propagate E. griffithii from lumps of root with a shoot attached. Some of the other sort like characias, dip the shoot in sand to stop it bleeding all over and then try gritty compost.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:39

a weed yet to be identified. what sort of compost are you using?


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:31

Clarington, you could always put him on rabbit food as well. Caring and sharing...

Compost help

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:25

If you have grass to mow, you could mix the entire contents of the heap with an equal quantity of grass and let it heat up and "cook" again. My kitchen waste never composts well over winter, and I always do this with the first cut of grass. I did it last weekend and the entire heap is now cooking nicely.

As Dave says. Dont put perennial weed roots (dandelion, docks, ) or seed heads(dandelion) in.

Conjoined Daffodils

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 13:59

Brilliant,Thomas. If I can find the ones I had last year, I will post them later.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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unusual bird nest

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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 20:21

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Bug id please.

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odd aquilegias.

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tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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solitary bees

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