Hester Scott

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A Senior Moment.

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 22:48

Oh, how reassuring to read these.  I spend ages hunting for mislaid things, just hate keys tho I'm obsessed by them. I am unable to throw any out so have bags full of ancient yales chubbs, whatever.  Might need just that key one day.  I think I might have been a warder in a previous life, but my brother in law thinks I was a jailer.  Strangely I have no difficulty remembering plant names.  

Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 19:55

I read somewhere, possibly here, that cutting back dehiniums and lupins hard shortens their life.  Probably, but they were wonderful this year but now look like enormous green hulks.  Not much else to come as they took up so much space.  Called putting all your delphiniums in one basket!

plant I don't have but would love

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:25

In a garden open to the public here in Dublin there is a wonderful planting on a big scale of a good definite pink dierama growing through a lime green fennel or dill. Purely inspired combination. 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 07:42

Being only able to find one shoe.  I would rather find no shoes than one shoe.  

Seedling Unknown

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 23:14

I would think a hydrangea.

i hate flies!

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 22:31

I blame the horrid big flies on my cat.  They zoom in to lay their wretched eggs on his unbeaten food.  It only takes minutes sometimes.  Also they smell any trace of the dead mice he brings in.  Not a very sophisticated look these days, but if you can find those old fashioned fly papers to hang up they will put paid to some of them.

Unidentifued white flowering climber

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:18

My next door neighbour has it and it is pouring into my garden and of course they are doing nothing about it.  Been there many years with a depth of many feet of old growth, a frightful fire hazard and my house would go up too.  Once saw a letter on this website from a man who had just planted six against his garage!


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 07:15

Yep, I prefer them!

Growers or Killers?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 11:47

I knew someone who kept ordinary snails as pets in an aquarium. She was really knowledgeable about them.  I don't think they do as much damage as slugs so I leave snails alone, and it admire their beautiful shells.  A few I throw into the neighbours, not gardeners.

years ago I saw an old codger being interviewed on Gardeners World, who resolutely killed worms.  Too messy, dirty whatever.  His garden would have hurt your eyes, it looked like it was painted on.  Total and utter control.  Hope he didn't have a wife.

Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 18:52

Make an assessment of the amount of fruit.  Not much. Not worth bringing into the house today.  The pathetic few eaten in situe.  Carry on eating.  There turns out to be more than was at first apparent.  But definitely not enough to bring in now. Carry on eating.  Satisfactory result.

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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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