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Hester Scott


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Meteor showers

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 22:37

In the 80's we had free passes to Tanglewood, Mass.  We would lie on a rug in the warm nights, with a bottle of wine, listening to world class concerts, Ray Charles, mahalia Jackson, Leonard Bernstein, Yo Yo Ma, all the time watching shooting stars.  A life enhancing experience.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:04

Haven't compared any pictures available, but could it be Perle d'azure or more likely Prince Charles.  Think I bought one too.  Lidle is enfuriating with their way of naming of plants.  Sometimes just by colour.

Whats happening?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:35

Totally freezing here outside Dublin, tons of rain and a big wood fire blazing.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:17

Phillippa,  don't attempt this strategy!!    Can't you see the inevitable outcome.?  Pure panic when you are going out the door with not a minute to spare.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:08

No.no,  I know where the safe place is.  What I do is take it from the safe place, to leave it in a convenient place, the night before.  Anybody been there???

Putting paper in the compost

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 01:03

Paper and cardboard definitely improves compost and of course adds greatly to the volume, a good thing in itself.  Newspaper is now printed with non toxic inks and is terrific shredded and layered on.  Up to a third paper, which seems a lot, is considered  ok for composting.  

Paper and card is a tradeable commodity which varies in value according to type with good quality new white paper best, highly coloured stuff  and cardboard less so.  Recycling is a really dirty industry requiring lots of water, bleaching, and transporting, so as much composting as we can do is desire able, with landfill possibly a better option for some situations.  

Before and After

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 09:18

Astonishing!!!!    Congratulations!   Isn't it great when things work out even better than expected?

How to post photos from iPad

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 23:15

All those steps seem complicated and I feel really thick. I will need time and great concentration and I know I would have difficulty finding this thread whenever I have them.  What I did was to take screen grabs of the steps (about three fitted onto each screen) so now they are in my photo roll so easier to access.  Hope this will work????

cancer has meant I can't manage my garden

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 22:58

Trudi.  Sounds like you are quite down, and no wonder.  Just remember there will be many people wanting to help you, and by allowing them to do so, you will be helping them.  We all know how great it is to be asked to do something when someone is needing it.  Just don't get stressed and exhausted over it all.  Plants and gardens are resilient, they can wait!  Love to you.

Screen at front wall

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:09

Any white hydrangea.  I have Annabelle out at the moment and it is wonderful.  The paniculata ones are beautiful too.  They blend in with their neighbours and the landscape. 

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What the experts get wrong

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Talkback: Garden pests

For the first time ever I'm considering giving up my allotment, as I have never had a year like it. I must have sown or transplanted peas a... 
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