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Posted: 12/04/2015 at 23:22

I did send something via dove, but cant remember what. Was it a buddleja? I think nut hsd roscoea to pass on to Michael? Wonder what happened to him?

Moonlight runner beans

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 22:59

I had a good crop of these last year. I thought they were very much like white emergo. I didnt like the firestorm red ones.

What can we do with coffee grounds

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 06:10

I just put coffee grounds in the compost bin, mixed up with peelings,and grass cuttings.

Planting out courgette

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 20:36

I sow end of April under glass, to plant out end of May.


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 20:20

SGL,as we said to one of the other neighbours. If you don't like having a house with a chuffing great Oak tree (with a TPO) on the boundary, don't buy the house.


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 19:12

I think they got the message.The last lot of washing is now in the dryer. I had hoped to use the power of the sun.

 If they do it again I have a long hosepipe. I did it once before at the old place. A builder used to burn all his rubbish on Sundays. I turned the hosepipe on it, and called the council. You're not allowed to burn business waste in residential areas.

Today I have potted up cosmos.I opened a bag of Arthur Bowers MPC. Not convinced by the bits of blue plastic. To see any difference, I have potted half up in Arthur Bowers and half in Levington M3 pro.  Side by side on the bench, so we'll see.

Help needed to save orange tree!

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 18:56

Put it back in your conservatory/orangery .

Repot it into citrus compost in the next size up. Water it. Its unlikely to be frosted now under glass. If there is a brick wall in there, put it next to it, as it will act as a storage radiator. It can go outside from June to September. 

I would take the old fruit off.

Indoors next to a radiator in winter is usually too hot and dry.


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 14:19

Still missing fairygirl. I need her to put a spell on the neighbours.

Nice day, so I stripped the bed, got a line of sheets out, and one of the neighbours  lit a bonfire.

 Some shouting and gesticulating later, I find they don't speak English. They had to get a 5 year old to translate.   I think they got the message that I was not pleased at having to wash a pair of sheets again to get rid of the smoke smell.

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 08:59

I took cuttings last September. Now potted on after being overwintered in a cool greenhouse. I experimented with cuttings from the cut down last March. They did well, producing earlier flowering plants than seedlings.

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 08:54

I have my name down on the waiting list for a  6 foot dandelion . Its a long list so there may be a long wait. 

The one above is entitled  "Wishes can come true." It is at Trentham gardens between the lake and the cafe.

See for more or Trentham gardens website.

Apparently, after I put the link on in January, the likes on the sculptors website went crazy. There must be more lurkers on this site than we suspected.

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