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Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:59

Aren't they just? Now it really feels as if we're helping. I'm also saving everyone's notes to put in the box(es), as I think they would be nice for the recipients to see the sentiments expressed. I'm really touched, so I'm sure they would be, too.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:48

So, Everyone, what a great evening I have had. 

The first seeds arrived today, And what a lot! See my post above. The first 4 parcels arrived today, wooo hooo

It was as exciting as getting parcels for myself. Like Christmas. Loads of seeds I've had a great time sorting them and filing them.

So huge thanks go to;-

Tracey Newbie


Pinkquartet (all in alphabetical order, too although I had a swine of a job opening that parcel!)

And Chicky.

All proving what lovely people frequent this forum.

So let's not stop there. More needed yet, I have a box to fill

David, have PMd you with my address, hope you got it. Let me know here if not.


Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:37

Thank You Jools and David.

Artjak, he's a wee pic to cheer you up


How's that for a good start?


Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:18

Glad these rotten greedy people haven't put you off

And, yes Rosie, that lovely pic gets you crackers. If you're not already

What's the puppy called, and how old? It's gorgeous!

Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:12

Me too! poor things get talked or sung to death! I do agree that swearing at the weeds has no effect whatsoever, and the creeping buttercups just laugh in the face of threats (and use) of glyphosate!

My lovely fuchsia standards seem to be responding well, which is more than I can say about the kids!

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:02

Me, too, Chris65, that is going to look lovely once your plants fill it.

Oh, goody goody, Verdun, glad you still love me

Busybee, you might be lucky with your vine, fingers crossed. if so, hope you get better grapes this yr.

Yes, Doc, haven't seen one for years

Newbie joined today :)

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 20:55

Hello and welcome, Cleo13, Hope you enjoy your visits. A friendly word of warning, though. DO NOT mention food,especially not cakes, or you'll be inundated with replies!!!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 02:52

Bloody hell, Rosie! What can our seeds do in tackling that?

Andy, do not get me started. Billions of pounds raised and sent abroad, yet we are massively in debt and our elderly and many kids struggle. There will be no money to help our own flood victims. It went abroad to help others, and whilst I do not begrudge money to anyone in trouble, should not Charity begin at home?

So much for my simple BUMP

Okay to place water butt against house wall?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 02:39

I really don't have a clue, but this is a diverting thread, nontheless. So sorry, I will get my hat now Wish I could do this on the joke thread. I am so sorry, I am unusually giddy tonight. We had sun today. A whole 12 hrs of it. I think it went to my head I do apologise for spoiling a serious thread and will take myself away to embarrass and berate myself further, leaving you in peace.

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 02:12

Artjak, Fairy, Dove, Max and Paul, gerrof, he said he loved me best. Well last I heard, anyway

Verdun, Much envy,  I thought you had eyes only for my yorkie puds, you naughty fickle person, you! Will perrrrfect crackling win you back? or maybe I could tempt you with a rather cheeky Garlic Lancashire Tasty cheese, very exclusive, that has a teeny bite, with a wee spot of wild boar pate, on a (sorry to spoil it by being a philistine, More reasons stopped stocking the bestest crackers ever, the buggers) Tuc cracker? with the teensiest weensiest home pickled silverskins, so tart and with a bouquet that is fruity yet has overtones of , oooh, perhaps, balsamic vinegar with perhaps, oh, yes, a hint of, ooo, maybe, onion?

If not, then S** O**. If only a cake will buy your affection, then I'm not for sale and not playing anymore. I'm rubbish at sweet stuff (as this post may make obvious!)

however, my boys made these Sunday

 Minty mice (and rats!) quite nice too, if a bit sickly for those of us without a sweet tooth. Muchly like Kendal Mint Cake but softer. 

Anyway, you bunch of old reprobates! A nice young man, newcomer to our forum, posts a delightfully complimentary thread about how much you have helped with gardening advice, and how friendly and welcoming you all are, and you promptly bombard him with fights over food and cake, yous.

I thought we already had plenty of threads on which to deal with this obsession! Did you all really have to show your hands quite so soon? I'm sure you could have left poor Paul to find out for himself that You are not quite the helpful gardening gurus that he thought he had signed up to obtain advice from I am very upset at the whole lot of you.By not controlling yourselves, I am sure that you must have chased this poor young man away, and so lost any chance we may have had of obtaining his Coffee and Walnut cake recipe


Paul, can I pm you for it? just me, don't tell the others, puhleeeese our little secret.

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