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Posted: 04/10/2012 at 20:44

phew- been trying to catch up Great peppers & chillies everyone, made me hungry just looking at them

Spectrums, commadores (not the band)(although that could work as well) & SNES are the antiques of the future- especially if you have the games etc as are LPs which are making a comeback. Not sure about Betamax though

my OH regular visits the darlek compost bin, he says saves him having to go back  into the house.

Nola- frost? please no

On the subject of the dancing- if this year is full of gimmicky pantomine rubbish then that will be it for me- I was very tempted to switch off last year- but I'm going to give it another go.

I had times in my life where I didnt have a tv at all and that was before the days of the internet- what I can remember that it gave you time to do all the other things that you were meaning to do.

You don't need a tv license- if you don't have a way of getting live TV into the house so a satilette dish or ariel. you can use bbc iplayer as long as you don't watch any live tv being streamed, you can still watch the programmes on iplayer or download them on dvd or dvix format. It's an option I'm considering, think in the long run, the BBC should be afraid of.  The internet can be a splendid thing

I really dislike yvette fielding as well




Posted: 04/10/2012 at 19:38

on reading this post  me too geoff......just didn't want to admit it


Posted: 04/10/2012 at 19:17

I see what you mean now MikeP- . I generally have different passwords for various sites particularly for those for banking etc.

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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 22:09

Ah- I have heard of it, Kate- not me, I don't even have a proper cooker

its it me of has the weeks from the last show when they introduced the so called celebs with their partners flown by? I do enjoy the show but hopefully we will have some proper dancing this year- that means that  it takes two is going to be on- now I do watch that every evening


Planting wallflowers

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 21:40

I would say bare root plants are fine to buy and plant now- I agree they are so versatile, tough,beautiful and good for insects

Don't know about the depth, not heard of that. The bare rooted ones I bought last Autumn I just planted them as I would any other plant.

When raising them from seed, if you nip out the growing tips they then bush out so ultimetley you get more flowers. I would say that this theory would apply to bare rooted ones as well especially if you are putting them in now as they have more time to grow & develop before they flower. I haven't fed my biennial types but I have given the bowles mauve ones a bit of feed during the summer


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Posted: 03/10/2012 at 21:32

Evening everyone- just been outside- heard the owls hunting (lovely noise) shed cat is out and about, I'm sure she's doing the same.

Have to ask-what is TGBBO? Don't know of this. Need to get on with spring bulb planting so hopefully it will stop paining soon. Although unlike me I have already planted 100 wilko crocus bulbs a few weeks ago.......but you can never have too many and time marches on.

Is strictly starting this weekend?

Brambles and weeds

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 21:10

Can I just say that I have plenty of growing greenery in my garden, weeds & some beautiful flowers, and when I get the time and the weather holds off I plan to do a bit of painting of weedkiller on offending weeds and brambles before they stop growing in the Autumn. Obviously it does depend on where you live

How to prevent damping off?

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 20:11

I always bottom water seedlings & small plants. Adding good drainage and as said light & air


Posted: 03/10/2012 at 20:08

why would you want to?

Allotment Dilemma

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 19:51

Hello, I don't have an allottment, but is this a peroid of consultation before the new commitee takes over? Or has it happened already? It seems very strange to me that if you have an existing agreement/contract with the council that this can be changed with out due proper consultation with other plot holders who are going to be directly affected not only on a practical level but on a finacial one as well. If you have any paperwork/contract of when you took over the plot that will certainly strengthen any arguement that you may wish to bring. Even if it's not that detailed- the longer the contract you have, will be in your favour.

I agree- there is strength in numbers- maybe get some consensus of  opinion from other plot holders. It really depends on how much time & energy you want to devote to this. Sympathatic to the cause  town/local/county councillors maybe able to help as well.

Discussions started by hollie hock

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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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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