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Posted: 13/08/2012 at 12:52

Jean- PInk Floyd are one of my favourites, "Wish you were here"  what a great track. The Wall is another classic too (sounds better with the volume up though)

Lucky you to have seen them live.

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 11:40

Morning (just), I like the dancing......although last year felt it was too flashy/pantominee but no doubt will give it a go again this year.

Was going to pot on some stuff today but it's raining. I've got loads of housework to do instead, I hate housework. Need to get my act in order and get on with picking my potting shed, then I can go in there and have a good & valid  reason why I don't do housework

Ash Tree Stump

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 10:21

Mmmm- that is in a really awkard place to get at it I would probably still have a go at digging it out where you can get the spade in. Very likely that a lot of the roots will under the slab though. Can you saw through the stump? So at least it's lower to the ground?

Sorry can't be of more help

What is this pretty plant, please?

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 09:23

The slugs on the whole have left it alone and it grew with no care just outside the garden gate. It is underneath some trees but does get a fair bit sun

Ash Tree Stump

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 22:21

 Hello, If you want the  stump completely gone you will have to dig it and prize it out.

I am no expert on this but there is obviously some life left in the Ash tree stump if leaves keep coming back. How deep you will have to deep depends on how big and mature the Ash was.


Talkback: Ants

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 22:07

I struggle too with the issue of ants. I have seen loads in the garden this year both red & black, they don't bother me. I don't seem them as pests, as from what I see they don't harm any plants and I'm sure they have their  beneficial place in the garden's ecosystem.


Posted: 12/08/2012 at 21:55

Hello, Clemantis Montana are very quick growers and will scramble over every thing. They can grow a lot, are hardy, but  very little maintainence, They are amongst the earlier flowering types.Throughout most of the year, mine has  an attractive purple (ish) stems & leaves but they do go to stick in the Winter.


Garden Gallery

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 21:40

Hello everyone,

Been out and about  and visited a couple of gardens. Lovely places and give you so much inspiration.

My favourite out of the two has been Dewstow- Hidden gardens & grottos, what a fantastic  place. For any one that is interested ............the garden was commissioned by Henry Oakely to the landscapers Pulham & Son, in the late C19th. After Oakely's death in the 1940s the whole garden was filled in and turned over into agricultural land during the war. The whole place was rediscovered in 2000 and the grottos dug out. I do remember Carol Klein doing a visit there, either on GW or Countryfile?

Here's some pics.............but they don't do it justice

 These are the grottos


Collecting seeds

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 21:03

Hello, I'm collecting seeds from my plants for next year too. I agree, keep  checking the plants and the seed pots, let them dry out naturally. Collect the seed/seed head in a paper bag and dry them out further. For me I would sow them quite soon after collecting if they are ready.

Foxgloves & poppies have thousand of seeds. My foxgloves seeds are ready now there is going to be so many of them. I plan to snip off the plants and shake it around, and I will still be able to grow some from seed as well. 

I collected some seeds of my ragged robin  a few weeks ago and sowed them........I've got quite few seedlings coming through.


What is this pretty plant, please?

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 10:50

lovely plants, I grew one from seed mistakenly thought it was a hollyhock Very easy to grow will be collecting seed of my one for next year


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