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Posted: 26/11/2013 at 13:37

I went to the garden centre yesterday, mainly to take mum out, because dad has decided to do some dusting. This consists of flicking dust around with a feather duster until it settles again.  It was either a trip out or dig a hole in the back garden for the body.

 Anyhow, the Garden Centre group has half priced all bulbs, so I added a few of those to the basket, Then I got a trolley because they had some nice glazed pots that would suit bulbs, and then I got a new Burgon and ball digging fork, because I broke the handle on mine.  It was a present over 30 years ago  so its not done bad. It will repair when I find a new handle, so I will have a spare. also it will come in handy for those "split a perennial with two forks back to back" moments. We had coffee and a scone, used some vouchers, and then headed back up the A38 to macarthur glen.  A bit of a mooch around and then home to find Dad complaining he had not had a cup of tea all afternoon. I had better go and pot the bulbs up.

 Have a good afternoon everyone, dont eat too much cake.(save some for me)


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 12:25

Can you receive PM's SGL?

cursor problem

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 12:16

I just click in the white box and a flashing cursor appears.

Buried treasure

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 21:46

There used to be a farmhouse at the top of what is now my garden. The pigstys were under the oak tree. The farm lane ran from the main road up to the farm. I had no idea of this until I started to dig out flower beds from the lawn. I stuck the spade in 3 inches and it went clunk.The farm lane is still there. I dig up half bricks, and lumps of rock all the time. In drought, you can see the outline of the old lane. Also I dig up what I presume to be some sort of drainage channel made of terracotta, or is it a roof capping tile?, and old milk bottles.

I've never seen this before

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 20:49

I think its this weird weather. wet and mild. I have teasels doing the same thing.  The sweet peas were germinating in the pods. I planted them and now they are 2 inch high.

Chimney Pot planting

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 23:07

My mum had two crown topped chimney pots. She had them on the front and used to fit a hanging basket in the top, and allow trailing plants to go down the sides.....until the morning she found the baskets and plants on the floor and the chimney pots gone.


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 22:57

43 F is 6.1 C so near enough on a cold windy day.


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 21:49

Grass wont grow below 5 C, as Nut says, it will just turn to mud. Spend the winter getting the area prepped, and any hard standing or paths put in place. Then turf in April and it will grow away well.

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 16:02

I'd like to have summer in England, followed by Summer in Western Australia.  Two summers per year and no winter.


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 15:59

Hello Kef. I think this is what you need!49!3!381432104

Not sure that link works but if you google Lakeland gravy skimmer, it pops up.

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