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Posted: 13/08/2013 at 19:16
Verdun wrote (see)

I'm having the same discussion with a friend.  She won't prune.  Wants early fruit, etc. and doesnt understand the need to build up a framework strong enough to handle fruit in the future.  Frustrating.  She sees a little,apple on tiny twig and thinks its a sign of big harvest to come.  

i have neighbours like that.. never prune their apple trees and this year asked me why ours had lots of fruit and theirs didnt.. i just smiled and said.. pruning and more bees this year..


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 19:14

when i had cats.. i kept an area of my flower beds empty and bare.. dug it over regularlary and my cats always used it.. as did others.. but mine never went anywhere else.. as it was soft and easy for them dig..

so maybe other cat owners could do the same..


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 19:08

well hopefully they will be appearing soon.. i had amost given up on them this year.. even my nipper noticed them all..

i have been moving them form some plants and putting them on my runners.. keep them busy.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 18:31


just thought i would note to you all that in the last 5 days i have seen a huge abundence of ladybirds in my garden.. all 6 spots on their backs.. and they have set to on the blackfly on my runners..

so glad to see them

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 19:05

well started with rain.. then sun then the heavens opened.. we took nipper to the circus.. thought best place in the rain.. and my god we could hardle here the ringmaster over the rain on teh big tent roof.. and then it started coming in..

but the acrobats etc soon took our minds of it.. and had lovely afternoon... except for the 12 daughter of the cricus owner being bender than a bendy rubber.. and nearly made my stomach churn with her folding over..

Forum up the creek

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 19:00

welli dont understand.. i am not having a trouble at all.. maybe it is your running .. i find explorer is bad.. since i have been on fire fox i have no problem with things running at all..

Forum up the creek

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 09:04

i understand your ocncersn.. but i dounbt it will lose posters through it.. this is a forum and i use lots of them.. and this ones has the lest problems of them all for running..

was told never to complain about something i could use for free.. and  i am sure they were aware if it before anything was said.. have you heard back form them to say why it was not running right?

i once again put it down to maintainence. which is required every now and then to keep it running as it does.

Forum up the creek

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 08:53
thecatsmother wrote (see)

Yes we all pay a lot to use this forum and they must spend time sorting out this for us.


Oh, sorry, it's free and they get nothing out of it (except certainly costs of hosting/storage etc and perhaps even a negative effect as we all get answers from each other instead of subscribing to the magazine....)


I pay for most of my other fora...................


i have to agree with you there.. it is a free site and at times must need maintenance on it.. so runs slower or not at all.. but that is all part of computer systems for ya.. if i cant get on i just switch off and do it later.. there is nothing on this forum that is so urgent it will harm u if you dont respond or ask a question about that instant you able to get on..

this is a brilliant forum and i wish to keep it... so please lets not moan about not being able to post for some hours while its on the go slow..

Seed swap

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 14:08

i am after anything that is good for bees. i have beebalm. mondarda and giant scabious.. wondered if any body had some other seeds for bees..

i have cosmos pinks and white with purple edge seeds if anyone interested.. i have not been well enough to go harvest any more as yet.. but hoping soon..

will have verbena rigida...giant scabious pinks and dark crimson and white, vipers bogloss..and heleborus mixed colours..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 10:21

Finally!!! we have had rain.. yipee.. sunday night had some heavy showers then yesterday very hot and humid.. and today raining since got up 6am.. and looks set for the day.. couldnt be happier that its raining

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