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Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 17:05

Ahh .... Claringdon, what memories. Sadly my grandads both died when I was young but my Dad made up for it with his shed. What springs to mind among all the wierd and wonderful dusty, cobwebby stuff he surrounded himself with, is a couple of little stream driven engine thingamybobs that ran on Methalated spririts.  I remember painting the outside to look like a black and white beamed cottage and the veggie patch outside. He's moved house about 3 times since then and still has a muddley, dusty shed and a veg patch, minus the engines, must find out what happended to them! (cats and spiders are pre requisits!)

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 12:21

Thanks David, I take this camera everywhere!

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:46

This is was taken in my garden using my old faithfull Kodak

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33082.jpg?width=496&height=350&mode=max

 

Dessert apples - glut!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:41

Jam and chutneys should use up a few kilos

When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:39

Thanks for that Bob, I hoped that might be the case. I will get some Armillatox for the nearby trees just in case. Have a good weekend

When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 16:17

Got all this to look forward to with our pink chestnut tree. Our plan is that once its felled and the tree surgeon has ground out the stump, and we,ve got out as much of the root system as possible, we will rotivate the area and use it for veg growing. Does that sound ok or are we asking for trouble. Will look up the Armillatox product for the surrounding shrubs/trees.

Talkback: Wasps

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 11:59

leave a bin liner of dead leaves around, guarenteed nesting distination for most agressive wasps got stung 3 times,    little B*@x**s!!!

Agapanthus

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 10:53

Hi Mallingopal,Are they too congested? Mine stopped flowering so split them up and repotted them last year after they had died back. I dont put them under cover and they had to endure a bit frost, but they all flowered all this summer. I keep them fairly rootbound and feed them and put mulch on top (usually horse manure, as I put that on almost everything with no adverse effects!) These plants are about 10 yrs old so as the others have said before, it may be that yours are still young, or did they come into flower in the past?

wildflowers for a bank

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 16:41

try primroses, they would look natural and you can propgate them easily.Bluebells if its shady

What new veg varieties have you tried?

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 16:35

I tried Kohl Rabbie this year, loved it as a coleslaw in salad or boiled in soups, very easy to grow and you can cook toe leaves like cabbage.

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recomendations please 
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Rose aid please

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to cut or not to cut

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Name this plant challenge

Can you tell me wha this is? 
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