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seed share

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 12:01

a quick on and off today.. thank you all for your words.. 5 hours spent at hospital yesterday doing tests xrays etc..and today waiting for nurse to come in..

thanks angie i got yor seeds and yours liz.. hubby told me lots of different little bags  in yours nut, many thanks look forward to seeing what i have when home on sunday.

he also noted that some of the seeds i planted from .. oh i cant remember at mo.. and cant check my notes i wrote down when they all arrrived...purple honesty came in the collection.. so whoever sent me those..

seed share

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 18:13

cotty.. thanks.. hubby will be here to get psot.. thou he will not know what to to with them..

Potty... many thanks for your words..

calling all gardeners

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 18:08
CJB wrote (see)

Hi i am doing a project for tech and i wanted to know how you garden when you have

- limited space

pots at different heights and use the fences and walls to climb plants up or make a wall garden.

- window boxes

plants that do not need much watering and are wind/sun tolerate..

- small garden

borders and paths of different materials with small lawn/patioe area.. create curved borders  and height to make it look bigger...

- small greenhouse

keep what i am growing to what i really want.. and spread things over the growing periond by gorwing plants that seed at different times.

what would make it easier?

being able to afford a gardener...

and what things do you use the most?

hand hoe, trowel, fork, kneeling pad, composter, hoe, secarteurs and  cutters/shears, lawn edger, lawnmower, and lets not forget gloves.

other problems?

foxes, badgers diggin up the lawn, sandy soil very free draining needs constant mulching for nutrients, strong sea salty winds off the cliff batters plants and resticts what will grow here.. neighbours not keeping their weeds under control.

thank you



seed share

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 17:53

hi everyone.. due to unforseen circumstances in my dads health i am having to go and help my mum look after him.. so i will have to withdraw from the seed share for the time being..

cotty, gardengirl, lizzy and diddy your seeds are being sent tomoz or day after.. i have not managd to harvest crimson and dark pink scabious at present.. but i will send  p/pink, white. off white pink, lilac along with other seeds asked for.. and i will get the others to you if i get to harvest any.. i am sending what i have managed to get so far..

so sorry for this... but i just cant mange to be here doing that and over there helping my mum.

barking dogs

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 11:27

the sonic sounder is ok.. i think it might deter foxes but it is designed for dog hearing.. and many show owners use them i believe to train their dogs.. but not sure only waht it said on the add.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 11:22

i know chicky.. was rather something.. i stayed behind the bushes so as not to frighten it off or it leaves the bird and i dont like clearing it up..

Get it off your chest

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 11:19

i have my settings set to last page.. but it makes no difference.. so frustrating.. as i cant remember which was the last pages i commented on.. so have to plough threw them to check nay responses needing replys..

oh well


Moans about GW

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 11:10

i love them both.. GW and Beechgrove.. and i am fed up with teh lack of GW this year as cancelled for sports and tennis and so on. why cant it be shown later time or another day.. and it really shoul dbe on for an hour at least.. over the whole week it totals 1 hour with the both.. so strange for a gardening loving nation..

and before we know it it will be finishing for the winter..

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 15:32

i took some of bees today as one bubble bee as gigantic.. it was about 2 ins long.. but the pictures are not too good sorry as very windy and all kept moving about











 then one of these swooped in....



 and this is all that was left of a pegion....





What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 15:21


 and these trailing geraniums are doing very well still... i take cutting from them each year to make sure i dont lose them.. they mix togther so well..




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