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Posted: 17/02/2013 at 18:46
I can't up load foto's on my IPad Geoff, would love to post something next to my profile but can't. If I did it would be a photo of two doggies I knit called Fred and bob. Fred looks as if he is an a accident waiting to happen and bob is a beagle. They are very lifelike and sit together on one of my armchairs.

Clay soil and boggy lawn

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:31
We have clay soil here and it is a bit of a nightmare. The ground is very spongy when you walk on it, but after having said that the grass grows well. Don't know what the answer is to our clay soil (landlords prob) but I still enjoy going out there, with my wellies on and have a good walk around. Have tried growing things but not with too much success, shrubs really and a perennial lavateria at the mo, have even put sum bluebells in. Trees grow well here too, especially holly.

bolting seedlings

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 19:03
I have the same problem as you Kate, all the seedlings on my window ledges always grow tall and leggy with very few leaves. I have an amazing array of sweet pea seedlings on my bathroom window sill at the moment that are 5" tall with not a leaf in sight!
Have come to the conclusion this isn't a very good place to grow seedlings. I can either wait until its warmer and try growing some in a slightly sheltered place on my balcony, (I live in a flat). Or I can buy them as small plants from the garden centre and this idea is becoming more and more attractive to me.

the pope

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 21:07
Yeah... We don't need it...girl power!

Hanging baskets and window boxes

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 20:35
Your baskets and window box look really great lilyloiuse.. It's nice to see photo's.

the pope

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 20:30
Ha ha that's funny, I will just have to stick to the chocolates....nothing expected in the post...!

the pope

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 20:10
Ah....that's made my day Busy Lizzie, think I'll have the nutcluster...mmmm.......you guys are great or should I say gals...hi bunny...caz...hollie...great chockies.

the pope

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 19:04
Sorry joe but I was commenting on something a few pages back.

the pope

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 19:02
Only just tuned in! Haven't been on any of the sites for a little while, it's nice to get back. I think if the world was ruled by gardeners we could still have world war three and maybe even four! Remember 'allotment wars'? A lot of my neighbours start interfering when I do my gardening and its very hard not to hit them....or plant them one.
Somebody been talking about chocolates? my favourite but don't think I am going to get any for valentines day, don't think I am going to get anything....ahhh

Hanging baskets and window boxes

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 18:52
In my window boxes I normally put in zonal geraniums and begonias, they look nice with also some ivy.

Discussions started by Flower bird

Plagues of caterpillars each year on our geraniums

How to control or prevent them 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 10:46

How to save my geraniums form crawlers eating them

Pests 
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Last Post: 23/07/2013 at 09:46

Leaf yellowing

Geraniums 
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Last Post: 24/05/2013 at 19:53

Spellcheck taking over and no emails

Difficulties with writing on posts 
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Last Post: 28/04/2013 at 17:19

Talkback: Spring jobs in the garden

Hi Pippa, enjoyed your blog......I went to see the garden I look after today, I haven't been there for a few weeks so it was a nice surpris... 
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Last Post: 26/04/2013 at 18:17

Bedding plants

Safe to take a chance 
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Last Post: 25/04/2013 at 22:33

Hardening off

Geranium cuttings 
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Last Post: 07/04/2013 at 11:01

Top soil feed for shrubs

Slow release feeds 
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Last Post: 06/04/2013 at 20:05

First day of spring

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Last Post: 01/03/2013 at 18:06

Continuation of slugs

Can't kill em 
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Last Post: 09/02/2013 at 14:59

Busy Lizzies

This years seeds 
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Last Post: 19/04/2013 at 21:18

Winter feeding of cuttings

Geraniums 
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Last Post: 25/01/2013 at 09:53

Winter feeding of cuttings

Geraniums 
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Last Post: 20/01/2013 at 12:18

New to all this this

Photograph uploads 
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Last Post: 15/01/2013 at 17:54
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