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Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 12:55

Lovely. I'm glad you put the Thalictrum  at the back . Next year it should reach 6 ft. It may need a bit of support, mine is leaning a bit at the moment. Mind you, most of the garden seems to be on an angle, due to downpours we have had. I probably need to get in with a pair of shears or a machete and tidy up a bit. I do like the picotee poppies.I have tried them a time or two, but slugs seem to like them too, and I'm lucky if I get a plant out of a packet of seed.  Opium poppies seem to do better, maybe they are poisonous to the slugs.


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 12:46

Just watching the wheelchair tennis. The first prize is £6000 each. Might just cover the cost of the wheels, but not enough to cover the frenchmans carbon fibre set up.  is it just me, but I think that anyone in that situation, should get funding for that, but we should stop giving extra money in the form of incapacity benefit to alcoholics and drug addicts. Because , guess what, they just buy more drugs  or alcohol with the extra money.

I see they have a big crowd. You have to admire the skills involved, all the usual rules but allowed an extra bounce. Somehow it makes for a more relaxing match, more skill and less bang, bang, out. Wouldn't it have been nice to put them on one of the larger show courts, with more seating.? I realise that the chairs will churn up the grass, but they will be stripping off all the grass tomorrow night anyway, to prep for next year. Obviously I realise centre court is kept for the major finals.


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 08:04

Piddling  it down here. Centre court roof will be on.  The only time I went to Wimbledon, it siled it down all day, and stopped 10 minutes before we had to get the bus back. 

Lots of plant IDs

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 22:39

5 Bamboo

7 Phlox.


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 20:48

I would try and train the dog to go on a certain area, then keep flushing that area. Using anything strong smelling like jeyes fluid might just send the dog all over it instead.

Raspberry canes - potassium problem?

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 20:43

My polka are doing well. this years shoots are 4 ft high.

 Glen ample , I have picked three bowls full this week. Yumm.

Worth persevering with. Maybe order some new canes from a good supplier, early autumn, so you get them early enough and they haven't been sitting around for ages.


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 20:31

Sounds like a good excuse for a celebration...  Enjoy.

Marketmore 76 cucumber - need to pollinate?

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 20:29

When I have grown marketmore outside, I just let them get on with it, propping cucumbers up off the soil where possible.


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 20:21

Celebrating Andys win, Archie.?


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 16:59

A good soaking with a hosepipe should shift most things. If your dog uses one particular corner, then a bucket of water a day , at the end of the day, would keep the smell down.

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