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Posted: 10/10/2013 at 10:03

mine didnt flower untilvery late this year due to the weather.. so never got any seeds in time to sow.. so having to by this year.. not done that for long time..

i looked around at teh bare rooted one.. and it was 10 plants for £3.00 seems alot to me ... is that aobut right?

newly planted perennial plugs

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 09:59

i hae two coldframes made from old greenhouse.. the old windows are sliding and tilting roof and the slatted one is fixed air vent.. wouldnt be without them as said.. they are great for protecting all plants from the harsh winter winds and frost that dont really need the warmth of a greenhouse..

i have got some of my seeds that i did i the swap growing now in the freenhouse.. i do hope they survive the winter.. they are in 2in high paper homemade pots.. which makes it easier to pot up as it doenst disturb the roots.. and the ppaper degrades in teh ground.. perfect..


Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 10:29

well tahnk all for info.. i have uninstalled firefox and then re installed it.. and this time it seems to be working ok.!!!   and with it no adds at all on my pages.. so very pleased.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 10:23

thanks swisssue.. it took us a while to build that wall.. it took lot planning to get the design right... and we still managed to stretch the one oval shape.. it used to have a fence along the top of the brick wall.. but woke up one day to find it gone and thrown over the cliff.. so after being fed up with the constant damage we bricked it all up.. it was nightmare keeping all the dogs out that were on leads all te time.. but we want to take it down and re do all of it.. hopefully next year... so the fence posts can come out.

inbetween our wall and the bushes you see in bheind it is the coastal path.. then otehr side the bushes is the cliff edge!!!

Busy-Lizzie.. the back garden is the same side but is lawn for kids climbing frame.. greenhouses, and vegetable beds and drive with garage.. will add piccie of it when i can.. but not so gorgeous as the front..

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 10:56

so we hve been busy starting to lay new front garden path.. i have added some pics of before and now..


 this picture was some years ago.

 this shows the start of the path.. it is 18 metres long.. the border at the top is the start of one.. has we had to  move some plants from down the bottom of the path borders.. as we have made the path twice as wide.. and cant carryon until they  were moved.. we had to break up old path as it had sunk by 1 foot.. use the borken up path as rubble and then conrete to the leve and then laying bricks and slabs with 6mm gravel infill.. its getting there buthard work..


Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 10:46

i have had problem with my firefox browser for about a week.. not  been able to get on.. hubby found on BBC news webiste otehr day that America had hacked into firefox to find wikileaks info.. and sent out viruses in the browser site.. so no wonder!!!

have uninstalled it from computer and stuck on explorer.. so painful.. slow constant adds and takes for ever to get a page up.. so i havent been on for a week or more becuase of this.. so problems for me are constant at mo.. cant even stand to go on my ebay with explorer as much worse for slowness and adds... can anyone recommend another browser at all??

Dangers in your compost

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 11:05

i thought it was sterilized fidget????

so then gardeners world are now going to start wearing gloves and highlight this risk to those are not so knowledgable about composts etc?

i always wear gloves and dig my fingernails into soap before hand to stop dirt.. i keep my compost in big old black dustbin.. ao it keeps moister anyway..

but it is scary but then on other hand.. compost has been round long time and it would be nice if they told us what brand these people effected used..

and yes verdun you are right.. many people dont wash their hands for the whole day.. i wsh mine regularly and make my kids also.. maybe that is why me never catch teh stomach bugs that go round the school all the time..


forum gremlins

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 14:10

i am still finding they are not updating.. getting me

The demise of our native songthrush.

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 14:08

i cn honestly say that i have beenhere for 12 years and only had fieldfare once when heavy snow came.. never had red wing etc. visit

used to get finches alot but they have also declined in my garden.. lots of sparrows house, hedge and tree, loads of starlings, two robins who are here all year round. once keeps me company in the potting shed.. so cute

one pair of blackbirds that dont let much else feed on the ground when they are here.. funny to watch them get rid of others.. 2 thrushs, but no song thrush.. and some dunnocks and loads blue tits, long tail tits and wrens..

love feeding my birds they are my pets..

The demise of our native songthrush.

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 14:01

i have one in my garden.. i think the nemotode for slug and snail erradication hasnt helped... i throw my snails out on my path for them to eat.. rather than killing them outright.. soon get cleared up.

we hve house martins every year before they set off.. ducking and diving for bugs over the cliff edge.. and at times come right above your head... move very fast so hard to get a picture..


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