hollie hock

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Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 11:25
biofreak says:

 -Very pretty but a bit Sci Fi!

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I always choose my house plants that can cope with some neglect, some succulents spiders, and trandescantias. I've done a lot of propogation, the house is full, so no more

I might pick up a copy too, I used to get the Old Moores Almanac and always enjoyed it

Last edited: 05 November 2016 11:27:59

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 11:15

Morning everyone, a long lie in today. Ventured into Cardiff last night to see the comedian Stuart Lee, really enjoyed his show. We got a free DVD of his last BBC 2 series and he gave autographs and allowed photos after which I thought was a very generous of him.

I haven't been out and about on a Friday night for a long time. Busy, noisy and lots of scantily clothed women in high heels. On the train back at 1am  there was this young women who only had a crochet bikini top on, plus mini skirt, pelmet size. Me and my friend just wanted to give her a fleece! 

Really enjoyed the night but my days of going out on the piss and well and truly over.I no longer drink anyway, but I really prefer the quiet life and being in bed at about 10.30

New job sounds full of new experiences Wonks, unique is good

It looks like it's going to a be a  sunny day, might venture outside and do some more planting up. If I don't do it soon, it won't happen.

Have a good day every one

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 16:25

Thanks biofreak, I've really got back into house plants so will give them so tlc next week. We have 2 ginger toms that have been remarkably easy to train, they sit on command and they come in to a rattle of their dinner dishes.......... well most of the time

suggest small to medium plants/shrubs for year around interest

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 19:33

That's some displays of colour you have got going there Newb, glorious

I particularly like the Spring photo. Bowles Mauve is a great shrub, easy, requires very little looking after, flowers all year long and insects like butterflies like it. I don't know how much space you have, in a sunny well drained spot they can fill a space fairly quickly

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 11:52

Morning, just about. Chicky where about are you? None here but when I've been letting the cats in and out, it's cold. Got to book my car in to a garage with a  problem..........I hate cars! Endless money pits

I find the prospect of Trump really scary too. I haven't got an opinion on Hilary Clinton as I never heard her words,  but I l hope the lesser of two evils gets in. As for the Brexit vote if I stop to think about it, it's so hard to believe that we voted out. Massive changes

Been working hard this week, but now just entering a long weekend of time to myself. Off to a viewing in a auction in a bit, love looking around at all the bits and pieces

Keep warm and have a good day everyone

purple wheelbarrow - any good?

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 11:33

Don't do boring if you can help it gardenning granny, purple is an excellent choice

gallery of shame

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 11:31

I took this in June  for this thread, then forgot all about it. I will have to add, that is my  next door neighbours garden and not mine. I'm hoping there's some hedgehogs hibernating under that lot

Plant of the year

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 22:00

I had to really think about this one as my hot bed got into a real mess this summer so nothing looked that good.

I was flicking through some photos and came across this one. Work started on this garden about 18 months ago and these honesty were one of the first things I planted

Can I still pot on?

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 21:51

Yes these are tiny and haven't really moved since they came up. Surprisingly they don't seem to be getting be eaten. Makes sense that the monsters would have had a longer growing time. Hubby works on the farm where we lived and he describes some gigantic ones.

I'll have to thin them out in any case, maybe I could transplant a few into pots just to nuture.

Can I still pot on?

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 21:22

Hi nut, I've a lot tiny self seeders,so these would be 2018 flowers? I find it interesting that just a couple of months difference in the sowing time would make such a difference if you know what I mean

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