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Fork Handles

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 21:09

Hello everyone, a good Saturday night to us all I would like to add another verb into the dictionary: Roading- meaning to road. If I see a big flat slug I road it i.e. throw it onto the road.



Winter containers

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 20:40

I too have some empty pots to fill. Dove- I love grape hyacinths. Thanks for the idea

Winter containers

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 11:49

Some winter pansies?

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Posted: 11/08/2012 at 00:04

Just wanted to say that I used my GW 2 for 1 offer today, lovely

My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 23:51

Garages are a great place to find stuff. There are loads of hidden gems.

Brilliant when seeds germinate,  I'm in my first year of collecting seeds from the garden to sow now or next year.

I don't grow fruit or veg, I'm a flower girl

How to take honeysuckle cuttings

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 23:30

Hi Rain,#

I know what you mean about the wild honeysuckles. I haven't done it myself but I would treat it like a Clemenatis. I think they might root with the layering technique, but if that isn't practical maybe treat it as a Clemantis and take cuttings off the plant, use some root hormone and see if it works.

In my very limited and but ongoing knowledge about taking Clemantis cutting, Take a few inches off a stem so it resembles a T shape, then dip into rooting hormone, put in a large pot, keep out of a direct sunlight.



Posted: 10/08/2012 at 23:14

My Purity Cosmos are now finally flowering, really late but lovely all the same.  I grew these from seed, it's so good to see them bloom.

In my garden I think the awful weather is to blame for the lateness of flowers. On the whole they are lush healthy plants. I would grow them again next year.


What is it please

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 22:33

Looks a very pretty plant


My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 22:14

Becks, that is brilliant, really like it. very  inventive. Great when you can turn something into something else. Resuing stuff in the garden is great fun.

As you know I am a cold frame fan. I wouldn't be without mine, You can grow loads in them. Out of interest or me just being  plain nosey.......what have you got going in the pots?

I bought some Wilkos plastic sheeting for the coldframe that you saw- I think it was £3.50 for 3 square meters. This might be cheaper than a mini greenhouse cover but this is good time to buy either. Wilkos & B&M will be selling off there gardenening stuff at very low prices anytime soon after this warm weather is over. Bargains

Also like the shoe storage thing


what can i use instead of plastic pots

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 22:42

ChapelGirls2, That all depends on the type and strength of the plastic that you are working with. If we are talking on ways to save money &  on how to grow seeds successfully, I will stick my takeaways/ microwave/yougurt pots stabbed with a fork!

Lucky you having a soldering iron at hand. You could do loads with that

Discussions started by hollie hock

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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quick question 
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What are these? 
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Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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