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Fork Handles

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 15:58

Afternoon all, usual Saturday routine for me. Very long lie in......then on the settee with laptop, fire on, kitten on lap and radio 4. Happy days

like the new avator J

Fork Handles

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 21:35

what are mini bubbles? Are they are a smaller version of the tubs filled with washing up liquid  that you use a wand to blow bubbles out of?

Snap dragons

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 21:24

Thanks nutcutlet, I did dead head a lot throughout the Summer(?) to encourage further flowers but have left them alone for a good couple of months in the hope that they will self seed. I think the soil is fairly free draining, they are in newly made walled beds.I'm wondering if this year's plants will make it through to next year, will just have to wait and see. I'm sure I will sow more just  to be on the safe side

I'll leave the Bowles Mauve alone, flower count on new years day sounds like a great idea

Snap dragons

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 20:51

I grew loads of snapdragons from seed this year and they have been one of the star performers of my garden, the bumble bees loved them.

I know that most people grow them as annuals but on the packet they are described as half hardy perennials. There has been a few frosts here already but they haven't died and some are still flowering.The others are still looking really green and bushy

Should I cut them down or leave them to their own devices?

On a similar note- the Bowels Mauve wall flowers are still in  flower, should I cut the flower stems off?


Fork Handles

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 20:31


Re the last the pic of Santa- Oh dear, not an attractive look. Love the new name geoff- really made me chuckle,  I don't think you will be disappointed with the Headhunters film, it is very good.

Inka- very well done on the smoking front- I gave up for a couple of years but went back on them, so keep going

Micheal's gone in the dancing, right result I think

Fork Handles

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 19:22

Evening everyone now I'm confused once again. A very enjoyable Sunday- watching films. Headhunters- great adaptation of the book, the book still beats it......but only just also another Scandanvian one- Easy Money.

Any body watched the film "Better off Dead" in the 80s, saw a little bit of it today and still makes me smile

Looking forward to the dancing- my money is Michael and Lisa in the danceoff.

Becks - my guess would be a party blower thing

Lovely pics of dogs/cats in the best seat of the house, my two are now doing the same thing.

Roast beef looks very tasty

Help please

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 18:53

Can I ask what you plan to use the land for?


Posted: 01/12/2012 at 18:48

Again not sure if they need a cold spell but I see snowdrops sold at GC in pots. I have had a few Spring bulbs sprouting through but I think with the frosts that will slow them down to flower in the Spring.

If it were me I would let them flower in the pots in Spring  and then plant them out in the garden "in the green" after they have flowered

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 12:58

I hadn't thought about a prize

Now I really must go and do the dishes, get showered/dressed etc, all the boring stuff ( I do have a strong lazy genetic make up) The hours do fly by on here

Bye for now



Growing plants in winter?

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 12:28

I what you mean Ziggy, I'm itching to get seed sowing again, but as said it's not so much the germination indoors it's the growing on that will be problem at this time of year. I did push my luck last Winter as i started sowing snap dragons in Jan indoors and used the coldframes for growing on but  last Winter was mild here

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