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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 21:34

There isn't much I pay full price for either. There always seems to be a sale of one kind or another on. And haggling can be fun as I found out in Egypt where its part of the buying process.

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 21:28

Have to record as it conflicts with Dragons: Riders of Berk

Top jobs for the weekend

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 21:26

Picking the ripe chillis in the greenhouse for my colour blind husband.


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 21:54

I agree with Dave, you have to monitor constantly. I had a cousin who had type 1, he was very poorly with it in his early years, but he didn't take care of himself once he got to adulthood, smoke and drank way too much and passed away when he was 48.

I had a friend who also had type 1 and she managed her condition very well from an early age.

Diabetes UK will have lots of information on how to manage, and what to look out for infectionwise. It is also very important to look after feet.

squirrels and their cleverness

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 22:44

You could try those feeders where a metal cover goes over the feeding holes when the squirrel lands on top of the feeder. It does work.

Modern Technology etc.

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 12:57

My father in law got caught out by this as he happened to be on his laptop when he had a problem. Luckily his bank caught it in time. As everyone says this was a scam. Your best option would be to hang up your phone or say you don't have a computer. This  second one I use all the time, it foxes the hell out of the caller

ID please

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 18:13

I was going to say nightshade just because of the way the berries hang. If you've got children I'd get rid of the plant.

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 22:40

We bought one in 2000 for 70 pound from a place called Italian Marble & Statues in Chandlers Cross, Herts. Just keep looking, you'll find one

Can you help identify this plant (v. 2) ?

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 22:25

Phlomis russeliana, has two colour yellow flowers around the stem. Goldfinches like the seed heads. You won't get any weeds around this plant as it is quite close growing. there are also a pink flowered version, a lilac flowered version and a deep yellow version, the green leaves all look different to the russeliana

How do trees come into your life?

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 10:46

My apple tree. The branches make it look like the wamping willow from the Harry Potter films. The birds love it, the ants trek up and down it. The squirrels climb it, the lesser and greater spotted woodpeckers make holes in it, the cat's climbed it, I even saw a fox climb it. My husband's climbed it, my turn next I guess.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

Green tomatoes

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Plant ID

Mystery plant at the bottom of my garden. I've never seen this before and it isn't something I planted. 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 11:05

Moses in the bulrushes

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What to do when the plant has gone over 
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