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Latest posts by gardeningfantic

What's the strangest thing you have ever grown in a pot?

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 09:58

@gary.. yes that is right..i have them growing all through my garden as well as giant clover.. it is great with montbreatia? i have added alot of native wild flowers to my garden this and will add few more next year to encourage more insects and wildlife into my garden. we had loads of bees this year so it is working.

Windy garden

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 09:51

I have been using laurels for my hedging.. they grow quite fast and can be trimmed to any size you want.. i saw it at Osbourne House they had it as a floating hedge. will try and find the photo.. it look amasing.. all the main big branches were on show.. and also they had it against a wall in the same manner.

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 09:46

@gary.. i love monty python.. shaem we cant have such comedy these days.. maybe it is there but i am too old to understand it

@penninepetal.. midsommers was very good last night.. was a total surprise very well written thsoe are.. always has a few red herrings and turns out to be totally who you didnt think of. .. ou must try and catch it again. i do like Jones.. he is so cute!  i thought i wouldnt like it when John Nettles left.. but i think the humour in it is rather good with the new Barnaby and i love the dog.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 09:40

today it has been heavy showers and rain.. many rainbows this morning which is delightful am going out to move plants that have been waiting for weeks as the ground was so hard wihtout rain since 4th august. (well anything that was worth calling rain that is). and pricking out seedlings of primulas and perennials.

Water butts are now full and ready for watering them all.

Best wishes goes out to all of those who are suffereing these terrible floods.. i thank god that we are on top of a cliff and dont suffer them.. but down in Lake (ha ha) it does flood and becomes like its name.

My Daughter keeps harpin gon about "just like the start of "2012" film mum.. its not going to get better.. it is getting closer.. much as i love her dearly sometimes i could just slap her for her silly nonsense talk.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 13:47

yesterday rain and strong damaging winds today.. blue skies with the od heavy shower.. light breezer today with tit.

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 13:37

@sotongeoff.. is there please tell me about this function.

and christoper.. keep posting this is the only forum where i feel i am never attacked or felt to fell unwanted.. it is a lovely place to catch up things..

Freezing veg

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 08:42

i am with you peta on not blanching.. i do carrots and peas the same way.. and just add to the bags as you go.. they dont seem to taste different form when i first harvested them.. swede is also good one to freeze.. dont blanch it..

the only one i cant seem to do is broccolli.. so have given up trying to freeze that one..

Keeping cosmos

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 14:58

@zona.. they have been shorter in statue that the others but is at top of garden very windy and not stacked it at all.. i hve found it does not produce so many flowers as the didcot one has.. or the other single flowered ones.

May has come early.

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 14:56

yeah the seasons are all mixed up.. i have had cowslips flowering and primroses also.. and my ceanothus has been flowering as with my verburnum.. all wrong i hope we dont pay for it later..

tidy up sweet wiliams

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 14:51

i have to agree flowering rose.. i also collect the seeds and sow new for following year.. then any that have not beared well can be replaced..

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GW free tulips in oct issue

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Everyones tips for diseases/aphids/mildew/diseases etc..

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when do I sow primrose seeds

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Talkback: Cockchafers

we have these in our garden all the time during season.. thou not so many this year as previous years.. o/h calls them maybugs.. but they ar... 
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sorry me again.. can anyone name these for me....

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allium bulbs...should I split them

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