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Posted: 29/01/2016 at 10:55

I wish I had red squirrels. I just have three fat greys, stuffing themselves on the blackbirds food.


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 10:52

Hubby was supposed to be having the week in SHetland, sailing back today. Fortunately the client kept on prevaricating as to what the job entailed, so he wouldn't do a quote, and he's now going in March instead. It just happens to be the week I am having the kitchen refitted, isnt that handy?

We're travelling up to Wetherby tomorrow for my brother-in-law s 60th.  

have a good day and keep safe, folks.


Posted: 28/01/2016 at 21:24

small plants produce small flowers and pods. The bigger the plant is before it flowers, the bigger the flower and the pods.


Posted: 28/01/2016 at 19:50

I would broadcast seed in March into a seed bed. They don't like being transplanted.

 Thin to about a foot apart.  They will flower around July and the pods will form afterwards. It may be September before they are dry enough to use in arrangements.

As for speeding them up... pray for Sunshine


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 18:38

I started to tidy the front garden/nature reserve. Mainly moved leaves, crisp packets blown from the bus stop, and dug out a few Avens, that I get infested with. I took off a lot of dead stems off of perennials, although the hesperis had a flower or two.  Aquilegias are starting to grow well. I've left the spikes on the Phlomis russelliana for a bit longer.

This let light in to the primulas and bulbs that are now coming through. The  Garrya is going to need a major cut back, it went mad last year, but it is covered in catkins at the moment.

Some Helleborus niger I had last year have survived and produced leaves, but no flowers.

rare blue Bougainvillea

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 19:22

Must have the same genes as the blue strawberry.

Ive seen bougainvilleas from yellow, through peach and coral to purple, but not blue.


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 19:19

Ooh I've seen their meat packs.. is it good?  Although I've got to run the freezer down ready for new kitchen.

Peruvian scented daffodils

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 19:17

Grow in large pots of well drained gritty soil and place in the sunniest position. Bring inside and keep dry for winter.


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 11:09

Did you go to the nutmeg processing place, punkdoc?

I thought it smelt like Sunday mornings. Thats because every Sunday morning, my mum would make egg custard, liberally sprinkled with Nutmeg.  I'm not keen on nutmeg on top of a Pina Colada though..

Colditz escape!

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 08:54

I would tip out the compost bins with the Jack Russell on standby. Working dogs love a bit of exercise.

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