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New site - bugs

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 21:16

I have my email notification turned off as a default. Now "your latest posts" have been sorted mostly, I use them and the latest posts option on the forum. I agree about the quote & link option.

I have a few of times to use the quote and all I get is a load of rubbish being posted.

I haven't tried to use the link function, can do hyperlinks but can't get to grips with it on here

Sweet Pea Queries

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 21:05

My sweet peas did very poorly this year- they were all Spring sown but the lack of Summer  played a major part in their performance. Late flowering & then covered with greenfly. They did a lot better last year.

I will be giving an Autumn sowing a go again this year. Last year all my Jillies got eaten, I thought at the time by small black flies. Now I know it was the slugs

Pat12- I've never heard of that compound before- did a quick google. No wonder it's harder to get hold of, wouldn't want to use that anywhere in my garden. In no way am I a chemist but that compound is really strong.........I think that it would kill/damage a lot. Not for me.

Fork Handles

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 20:46

Good evening everyone- listening to the radio Garbage playing- "Stupid Girl" haven't heard this for years

No denying it I'm not keeping up - other than I love Marmite

Have a great evening

August in your garden...

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 20:30

Better one flower than none. Next year it might be bursting with them


Posted: 28/08/2012 at 20:28

Great pictures everyone

Is there a name for an insect lover-insectophile? Lovely clear picture Flo

gardeningfanatic & Gary I'm a convert to gettting some Buddlia in the garden, particulary the white variety. Bit pricey in the shops though, might have to go for the purple if they are easy to propagate.

kitiekat- I'm a bit envious of the hedgehog & frog pictures I've seen a couple of toads here but they are very elusive and tend to disappear for months at a time.

I saw a squirrel earlier- common yes.........but a first in my garden


does anyone know here poster "wintersong" has gone..

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 20:04

I've noticed her absence......but I think that's the way things go in this virtual world sometimes.

Not sure I would agree about this board being slow.

Where do I start?!

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 19:53

Hello Tara,sounds like you have a great garden

I would suggest having a bit of a tidy up with the plants that you have. If you need advice how on how to do this, this is the place to ask.

Sounds like you have some lovely established plants in there, Kate is right these can be very expensive. Don't think the landlord would approve of the plant & weed killer approach.

Pictures are always good not only for identifying plants that you don't know but also to remind you how the garden looked before you started tackling it. I think you will be surprised how things change.

Great advice about living with it for a year to see what happens- I'm sure you will have some great surprises

Enjoy your garden



Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 21:34

I probably should investigate freecycle a bit more.

I've only listened to a few epsisodes of The Archers and that was only recently. I would love to see an hour of GW. I really enjoyed last weeks episode, but I'm a bit worried about the increasing time spent on Nigel.

Pictures of your best looking veg..

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 21:02

Hello. I don't grow veg but I do know how the weather has affected all plants.

I can definately see the attraction though, nice Carrots & Aubergines. Must be great to grow your dinner

Summer and Winter Planting Advice

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 20:47

Hello, I love muscari, they are really good at multiplying to the point that some would consider them invasive, but I like that.

On a past thread someone, I think,suggested some pink tulips underplanted with these, and this thought has stayed with me. Having grown alliums for the first time I'm not a fan of them- however this does depend on personnal taste.

For me I would think that snowdrops and bluebells would do better in the ground but I have no experience of growing them in a container.

The daffs that I grew in pots definately did better in pots than those in the ground this year. Crocus looked lovely too.


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