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A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:38

i tend to plant out plants that might be thug in large pots.. it stops them geting out of control.. but hindsite is a wonderful think and wish my nieghbours had done it with their damn perriwinkle.. spreads everywhere onto my side.. for ever pulling and digging it up.

also found that the verbena rigida spreas by sending out long rooters.. mine have run riot in the last 2 years of havin them.. started with 3 plants and each plant each year sends out rooters.. have dug up loads of them and potted them up and sold them at front of garden.

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Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:30

@fairygirl... how in the world did you get your tomotoe to fruit and be so big.. my plants are only still 6ins tall and not a sign of any flowers yet.. even those in the greenhouse..

thou to be fair i did plant them a little late this year

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Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:29

BL.. yeah that is problem.. having time to enjoy it.

love the pcitures little anne...

and loveing the pics John.. yr solomens seal is looking super.. mine is not so large as only second year it been in garden.

all lovely pics,. i cant remeber all the names of everyone when posting as cant see all the posts. such a nusiance..

Wintersong... yeah ours charge for taking freen waste away.. i try to put most of mine in composter.. and as we got a shredder otehr week can even put the larger sticks in there now..

MOB rants

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:21

@pemtillie.. that is the point thou.. the postal service is getting worse and much more expensive to use.. why? because they dont care about us.. they make money for each piece of junk mail they put thru yr door and the account they have with amazon for delivering hteir post and some of the courier services use them too.. joe public is not their main income anymore.

as i was advised by my postie.. ring your sorting office and request to be removed from the unaddressed junk mail list.. my postie is very happy to have less wieght in his bag. And he said he would get round so much quicker as he doesnt have to go to every damn door in every damn street just to deliver them.

Gardening Scotland on Beechgrove

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 10:20

i also enjoyed the coverage of garden scotland.. i found it more down to earth and the presenters are much more fun.. it is less formal and more people friendly.

i understand the visitors can actually walk  round the gardens... whcih you cant at chelsea which is a shame as you dont really get to see them at all.

chelsea coverage for me the last few years has got rather poor.. they seem only to talk about and show a few of the gardens and stands.. and gets a bit repetitive.. so onyl watched a dew of them this year.

MOB rants

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 10:16

i kept getting cold calling some indian speaking man who i couldnt really make out waht he was saying.. and when i told him i didnt want to do a survey he said it will only take 3mins,.. said i dont ahve 3 mins.. i am cooking kids tea and have to go.. well he replied.. look this is between me and you.. forget about your kids dinner and answer these questions.. is aid i beg your pardon how dare you talk to me like that and i hung up..

well next day they rang again.. and my hubby answered.. he was fuming and asked to speak to the supervisor.. after some arguing they handed him over to them.. and he told them that we are fed up with these calls everyday all day and into the late evening and if we get one again we will report your for harassment. please remove our number from your list.. and we have not heard from them since.

2 week later we get a call form an engery compnay saying we have been given your details froma survery you took and are contacting you.. i then informed them this was not true and that the survery company were harassing us constantly.. the lady was very nice and said i am sorry about this we will remove you from our list and will be checking on the  company who do the survery to make sure they dont this anymore..

my god it is not right for them to be harassing us like this.. i never do surversy or anything.. because then you get the phone calls from all the companys who pay for that survery.. i do not put anything on line..ever.

GG.. i would have not sent the cardigan back.. under DSR you can have it ready for them to collect .. and as you didnt order it you are not liable to return it.. i would definitely be informing trading standards and the police with fear that your details have been stolen..


help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 09:59

@cahrlie.. many thanks for that.. hard to believe there is a six foot high fence under that.. it goes all the way down to the side of the house so runs for about 42ft. and all looking like that.. i have even offered to go round and cut it at grown level their side but told htey would do it.. but not yet so far..

i dont mind it to a degree as the butterflies love it and we have had many more the last fews years i have let it grow.. but it is a swine to cut back as my plants are underneath and get damaged at times when doing it.

but i may try roughing up the leaves and using the glyphoste on them then.


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Posted: 04/06/2013 at 09:55

this was my woodland garden when i started it last year..

 i am amazed at  how fast everything has come on.. as said hte grass will be bark by this time next year.. as it is mud during winter normally.. so much easie to get out there and do work on it.

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Posted: 04/06/2013 at 09:50

fairy.. it is a bearded iris .. that is all i know and it is stunning such deep purple/black with a yellow tongue.. amazing.


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Posted: 04/06/2013 at 09:44

thank you everyone for the comments.. it is nice to have your hard work appreciated.

birdy.. the iris is a very large bearded iris.. stands 5ft tall and each stem as 8 buds on it.. i do not know the name.. as was given to me... it is a very dark black purple with yellow tongue... and the flower head is very large (cant make it out in pic) put compared to my otehr bearded irises it is large..

the features are there as i like them when the plants have died down.. and the circles are to take away from the bordem of straight up and down garden.. over time i want to be able to wlk round them all and see what is lurking round next bend.

yes the lawn will not be missed by o/h as he hates cuting round the beds.. and gets to close at times i can tell ya.. also i think the gravel and bark will make it easier to look after as the beds grow in size

wintersong.. the edges.. well a long time with the edging shears.. and even longer going roudn picking up all the trimmings to.. before they root.

busy lizzie.. i love your garden me ideal it seems very tranquil and restful.. which is what it is all about... sitting and enjoying it after a hard slog that day.

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