hollie hock

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Garden related name for kitten

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 21:31

He's lovely, like the suggestions Peat, Doug and Will and will have to look up that poem Muddle up. If incarnation were to happen I can't think of a better life than a well looked after pet cat

What is an all year round garden?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 21:19

Lovely pics nut, I'm hoping to have a few more things out in flower during the Winter. Flowers each month that's what I'm working towards. It's still looking pretty colourful out there at the moment, but I think a frost is coming soon and that will kill of the last of the half hardy stuff. My garden does tend to go a bit flat and empty looking in the Winter months.

Any pics of your year long garden Verdun?

Reliable weather implement.......

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 11:55

Brilliant, I have never heard of the pine cone GD , will get myself one

Gardening by the Moon

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

 -Very pretty but a bit Sci Fi!

See original post


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

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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

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