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Posted: 05/10/2013 at 14:32

I've just helped a neighbour find his cat. His is one of the gardens on the long edge with the oaks in. His cat is an "indoor cat" it saw the back door open and made a run for it into my garden. I found it out on the pavement ,sunning itself. It stared at me, but as soon as it saw the owner coming, it legged it again....... maybe it doesn't want to be an indoor cat with all that jungle on it's doorstep.

I've made 4 pots of bulbs for the patio in winter. I've trimmed all the onion tops and put them into store in the garage, and dug up the last of the kifli potatoes.

 Now for coffe and a macaroon.

I may have to start a New weekly blog I think

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 14:25

I bumped it up for you, James. try that.


Posted: 05/10/2013 at 14:24

It seems to be here james

Cyclamen advice

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 14:17

Were the leaves round or ivy shaped?(pointy)

plaited plant

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 11:39

There is an  apple tree called Charles Ross. It has really good fruit in October It is available from a number of nurseries who will send mail order

Just search      Charles Ross  apple tree mailorder England.

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 10:43

My onion bed this year had sweetcorn on last year. It had some compost last year but was dreadful- a mix of shale, clay, and sand used as a base for a pigeon shed. Pigeons now gone, so to improve it I gave it a 6 inch layer of very well rotted horse manure, with a dressing of 1kg(shovel full) per square yard of rock dust for micronutrients, 100g (cupful)per square yard of calcified seaweed, 100g per sq yard of fish blood and bone.  I then mixed it up well, forking it over twice. I then planted  onion plants  I grew from seed into it, and watered them in.

 For results see verduns onion thread


where is addit

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 10:30

I had a message from her. She's very busy at the mo.

Cyclamen advice

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 08:57

What colour were the flowers? I bought 5 red flowered ones and one survived in the greenhouse. Definitely tender. The hardy ones tend to be pale pink or white.

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 08:44

I've got those as well, and hardy geraniums,  and foxgloves and snowdrops and tete a tete daffs. It's still waiting for construction of retaining wall. I'm also thinking of Lewisias  in pockets in the wall and some hardy Cyclamen. It gets Sun in spring and late afternoon in summer.

plaited plant

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 08:16

What did they name the one that died.? Maybe an Apple tree that will fruit in October would be good. You could pick one with a similar name.

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