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Posted: 18/08/2013 at 23:03

snowdrops and snowflakes and daffs multiply like crazy.

squirrels eat all the crocuses. I don't persevere with them since a neighbour told me he planted 1000 all the way up his drive and 5 came up.

tulips fade away after a few years.

Hyacinths only look good the first year and then become a bit weedy looking. I keep them for the smell in spring.

Chionodoxa look good and spread about a bit.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 22:56

I lose weight in the summer with all the gardening and eating fresh veg and fruit. In winter I pile it on again.

Today I am allowed pie, because I have finished emptying tardis of mature compost, emptied rotol and dalek. started to refill tardis. Fluffed up part rotted other stuff and put back in dalek. instructed OH where to put grass cuttings. strained comfrey juice out of dustbin and into 5 gall bucket. fed courgettes. watered tomatoes. Picked beans. picked and ate sweetcorn.

Had a long bath to get rid of smell of comfrey.

Does anyone know how long rat tailed (dronefly) maggots take to depart comfrey juice and hatch or pupate? I have the solids and maggots in a bucket. I did think to tip it on the compost, but I quite like the look of the drone fly that was buzzing around. Although the neighbours might complain about the smell. Maybe teadrinker could use it

seed share

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 22:46

roscoea form little tubers like dahlias . I am going to sow in a deep box and keep in cold tunnel for winter. They will germinate in spring. They don't need heat.

They don't like being moved until the tubers have formed so I intend leaving them until they are 2 year old before moving to final position.

I have never seeds off this before. I thought it would be a good opportunity to bulk it up.The plants only  clump up slowly.  I am going to follow scottish rock plant society advice.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:34

Autumn pie. Windfall apples, blackberries, a few raspberries and more  than a fewblackcurrants  and the odd stragglers off the gooseberries.  Flaky pastry. Yum.serve hot with custard

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Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:28

Also I have various foxgloves and red campion, and scotch  thistle onopordum.

I hate predictive texting. Going to change  computers.

seed share

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:25

I am going to have some seed of roscoea cautleoides Kew beauty, shortly. These have  to be sown fresh like Hellebores and take up to three years to flower. I am looking for some yellow rattle. Also I have aquilegia black Barlow type.also a frilly red one.


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 20:28

I planted seeds in rootrainers in Feb,planted out in May,and have been picking so many since  june that everyone is sick of them. dahlias for cutting now.


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 20:23



Posted: 18/08/2013 at 20:21

They grow musa cavendishii at Chatsworth. They would, wouldn't they.


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 20:17

If it's just for kids to play on, just mow it regularly. I wouldn't bother weeding and feeding.mow it on the highest setting, don't scalp it.

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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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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