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Homegrown Wedding Flowers

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 20:15

Garden centres that belong to the garden centre group, have reduced all seeds to 50p. You can get lots of seeds of hardy annuals to sow now, for very little outlay.


Posted: 03/09/2014 at 20:12

Thank you for all the support. Dad was being a bit previous. Just because he walked down the corridor with the support of the physio doesn't mean he can come home yet.  Assessment will be made. No stairs to negotiate as  3 bedrooms and bathroom and separate toilet downstairs. (fourth bed upstairs as modification) He tried it on with a different doctor"when can I drive", only to get slapped down as two cardio doctors have already told him he is not allowed , and documented this so he is not insured. However I suspect this wont stop him, so Mum has decided to sell the frontera, and scrap the caravan. I dont want him appearing on the news, going the wrong way up the M1. My brother has already ordered a walk in shower tray and new toilet and sink , to take out bath and turn bathroom into wet room, so it is easier. That will be done this weekend. I got the nurses a large box of biscuits, given today, and a tin of heroes for when he comes home. The nurses on his ward go above and beyond, although the fact I went to complain about a and e treatment might have some impact on that. Todays nurse was standing over him every hour,making sure he drinks.  Hes also making sure he eats properly.

Whether we can get him to do this when he comes home is another thing.

The confusion seems to have abated  as soon as his blood pressure and hydration are back to normal. He's now leader of the escape committee!!!

Talkback: How to grow pinks from cuttings

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 19:53

If you have a cold greenhouse or cold frame ,I would plant them out in Spring. They may get too soggy in a wet winter. In subsequent years, they will be stronger plants more able to withstand it.

Can I propagate wisteria and vines by layering?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 19:42

I have layered a Wisteria  floribunda macrobotrys. It took about two years. the layer on its own  roots flowers better than the grafted parent.

I propagated my vine from my grandmothers, by hard wood cuttings , about a foot long and pencil thick,taken in winter and put in a trench of gritty  well drained soil.

Spares `I gave away to other members of the family. My dad has been enjoying some of the grapes off it this week.

Have I overdone it?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 07:59

David, if you press the ignore button, you will not see any of Mike's threads, or posts.


Posted: 03/09/2014 at 07:53

Lori, that lawn looks like a flymo on a rope job. Or a goat on a chain.

Good morning everyone. I will be spending today at the hospital, mainly arguing, as they have decided to send dad home. As he can't walk across a room,let alone get to a toilet, this is a nonstarter.

Well I'd better get up and at em.


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 21:46

LOVE the shed


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 21:06

I saw KH in flower in the alpine bed at Ashwood, but I really couldn't get excited about it. I'm not really fond of sludgy colours, I like really good clean colours.


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:57

What was the morning gremlin?


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:57

Me? I just got back from work.

Sunny days ahead.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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