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Posted: 23/11/2015 at 18:50

Is he still in hospital or have they let him recuperate at home?

a funny little corner

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 18:00

Eryngium  or nettles would be good while small shrubs are growing.

a funny little corner

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 15:26

Holly is also good and prickly and good for little birds to nest in.

Hanging basket seed disc advice please

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 08:46

Madelon, you could try these people, they export all over the world.

Good luck.



Posted: 23/11/2015 at 08:28

We had a slight frost yesterday,  the remaing dahlias went black overnight and collapsed. This morning the garden is white all over. 

Hubby went to Cockermouth in Cumbria at silly o clock this morning. I did warn him to take a shovel with him but he's adamant he won't need it. I was going to do a bit of Christmas shopping today, but I might abandon that for a day by the fire.

Help - my asparagus is growing back already!

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 21:39

Cut it and eat it. The frost will soon finish it off. I believe the commercial growers have had the same problem.


Posted: 22/11/2015 at 19:56

We currently have "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here" on. I believe its filmed somewhere near Brisbane.

Vine weevil grubs

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 10:41

Its too cold for nematodes to work now. If you have begonia corms, tip them out and have a look at the compost.

Non Support of Poor Companies

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 10:39

Peter, if you have facebook, make a complaint on their facebook page. It seems to get faster action. They don't like the bad publicity, although they get a lot on here. I think there is even a thread on Thompson and Morgan bad service.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 10:29

I would sooner have a bunch of flowers from the garden anyday, rather than some that have flown halfway round the world in refrigeration, and then droop the next day. I have a lot of vases of different sizes, so can accommodate differing sizes. I have got a lot of them from charity shops and ebay. Cut glass posy vases from £1.50, often never used, just been in display cabinets.

Flowers from the garden will start with a few snowdrops in a posy vase, through hellebores, daffs, tulips, followed by large alliums. Summer is roses,sweet peas,cow parsley, then on to dahlias, gladioli and crysanths.  For winter, foliage plus dried seed heads like opium poppies, alliums and eryngium are nice.

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