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Toads

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 20:46

My pond, I think,should now be called more of a damp ditchalthough it's fairly deep in places. Some steps have been added to aid entry/exit.

I've have scooped out loads of leaves during the Autumn, but am leaving it to its own devices now. Around the pond/ditch is a woodland area that I've been developing so I'm hoping the toads  are tucked up under a wood pile.

I'm not inclinded to do much clearing as others have said i think there is  much life hibernating at the moment.

Lovely newts budlia63, it's great when wildlife finds a way into our gardens

 

Seed swap

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 18:33

Sam and nutlet- I agree we are bit ahead of the game with seed swopingbut might have a look at the forum when it gets going. I love growing from seed so would be quite happy discussing how my seeds are doing

Hello fraserh31- I'm thinking the seed swop has only just started

Hi Bev, I would be interested in the cowslips and the corncockle seeds. Is there anything particular plants or seeds that you are thinking of for next year?

Apart from loads of commercial packaged seeds, I  have some small mixed sweet william plants and some small mixed sweet rocket plants. Both were sown in the late summer and are being overwintered in my coldframe so might just flower this year 

Does any one have any spare Aubretia seeds that they would be willing to swop?

 Hi bjay

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 19:30

I finally did my christmas shopping today and it went remarkably well. (Im a leave it to the last minuite in everything in life). Got every thing I wanted and the only person that annoyed me was a taxi driver threatening to call the police with the threat of a £75 if I parked in a so called taxi rank I don't do the whole shop thing that well at the best of times

I love Christmas Eve and throughly enjoyed Lady & The tramp, been a very long time since I last saw it and it was great, those old Disney films often bring a tear to my eye.

Plenty of "screaming & shouting" on tonight ( Corrie & Eastenders) to those that enjoy it.

 

Seed swap

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 22:48

link doesn't work- maybe http://www.gardenersworld.com/seed-club

 

Seed swap

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 22:45

Hi Sam, it looks as if it's been sponsered by Mr Fothegill's. From the advert it looks as if you can sign up for emails reminding you on when to sow to stuff, discounts on their seeds, info on how to sow seeds, but also a dedicated online Seed Club forum

http://www.gardenersworld.com/win/register-for-our-seed-club/108.htmlt

It was the seed sowing forum that interested me

 

Seed swap

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 21:47

I'm really enjoying the seed swop not done it before. I love sowing from seed and always buy too many seeds (especially when they are cheap) and always sow too many so always have a surplus of young plants. This year I've been collecting seeds of the plants in the garden as well.

This is a great to pass on surplus seeds/plants in exchange for something else

Anyone read the seed club advert in January's edition of GW?

 

 

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 17:31

Throughly enjoyed the final episodes of The Killing- didn't see the ending coming at all, but ties in with that will be last of Sarah Lund. Brilliant series.  Borgen will be back  on in January so that will fill the void.

The dancing marathon is about to start, have a good evening everyone

Fork Handles

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 13:03

Afternoon all, looking forward to the all night dancing tonight.

Lunch was 2 duck eggs poached, I'm now extremely full. Will be going back to bed to watch the last two episdoes of The Killing and general lazing about.

TV in bedroom was from Freecyle recently , got a sky box from there as well I am a convert, I love shoping when it cost nothing.

Geoff- glad you watched Headhunters, yes extremley close to the book.

I'm thinking of going to see Life of Pi in the next week. Not read the book though

 

 

 

Seed swap

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 12:09

Hi Gardengirl- got your honesty seeds todayThanks very much. Looking forward to  sowing them

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 21:13

Evening all, I've broken up today for the holidays, feels great,

My good wishes to everyone

Discussions started by hollie hock

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04
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