Latest posts by FloBear

Photinia -

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 11:18

If he/she meant too large, wrong soil type, wrong aspect it would have been helpful to say so, then you could make an informed decision. If it's a matter of taste then you go for it f_g!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 11:11

Morning all. East Dorset very windy - nearly blew my little dog inside out! Lots of red flood warnings all along the Rivers Stour and Avon. Rain overnight, I think, but not yet this morning.


Posted: 25/04/2012 at 11:23

Mine, which is Fota Blue, a lax variety, has been in a terracotta tub in a very sunny spot for more years than I can remember. I've never changed the soil in there - which was probably JI plus some grit. If the weather's very dry I might remember to water it. These conditions seem to suit it very well.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 11:05

Wet and windy in East Dorset - on its way to So'ton next I expect!

Talkback: Earwigs

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 22:13

Thanks for mentioning these Alina. I have occasionally used these type but unfortunately most people don't.

Talkback: Earwigs

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 16:58

Sadly, earlybirdellie, you won't have hedgehogs if you scatter slug pellets about! I live in an area that is known to be devoid of hedgehogs because there are far too many 'tidy' gardens where there is little habitat and the food is poisoned )-:

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 13:58

Palaisglide, I'd love to see her in all her glory - the photos I googled look fabulous. When we stayed on board we were told she was the oldest ship afloat. We helped dress her overall for the Queen's Silver Jubilee so that shows how long ago it was! Don't remember a U boat there.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 13:18
Palaisglide wrote (see)

 from my memories of Southampton Browndown and Gosport there were plenty of rusty arcs around, we rescued one and it now floats in Hartlepool fully rigged.

(hopping excitedly from foot to foot) Ooooh, Palaisglide, you don't mean Trincomalee, do you? If so, I stayed on her twice for residential trips with schoolchildren when she was the frigate Foudroyant parked in Portsmouth harbour. That was back in the day when you could do really adventurous school trips without sinking the ship under ten tons of paperwork (-;


BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 11:47

S'very kind sotongeoff. I own a Shih Tzu, I'm used to being ignored (-;

Thank you Daniel - gosh it's like the Senior Prefect spoke to me!

Favourite tools

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 17:31

1) kneepads

2) forks - hand and border

3) pink trug bucket - it's my " useful pot to put things in"

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