Iain R

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lilac flowering

Posted: Yesterday at 14:30

We have all sorts of things flowering "out of season" this Autumn. Mostly its only on one or two branches but not on the Ceanothus, clematis & viburnum. I know there are late flowering cultivars of all these but mine are not supposed to be them. I just think its the mad weather we have had this year.

This picture is actually from last year, fruit & flower on my Ribston Pippin at the same time- must think its a lemon! 

Well hello again

Posted: Yesterday at 14:17

Take care Mike at least you should be active again when spring comes next year.

Stay positive

Allotment progress.

Posted: Yesterday at 14:15

Hosta you know what is coming next!

Will you come & do mine?  Actually I moved away from deep beds as I couldn't keep the bindweed out but yours does look great wish I was that well organised.

Best Cauliflower

Posted: Yesterday at 14:04

Will give it a go next year.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: Yesterday at 14:03

Finally started the "winter" digging yesterday did some of the easy stuff where the spuds were before. Too wet & miserable today - hence posting this.

chocolate teapots

Posted: Yesterday at 14:00

Cloggie from your description it sounds like one of these.  One of those multi-change heads.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: Yesterday at 13:50

Pdoc its never easy but do take the advice seriously & REST if that's what they say. Agree with others that staying positive is the only way. 

chocolate teapots

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 11:36
Iamweedy says:

I have a thick black plastic trowel that came with a gardening magazine.  (It might just have been a Gardeners World freebie) but what was basically  a thick wedge of plastic really would not dig into anything.

It is probably still lying somewhere on the floor of  my "Wendy house".

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 If it's the one I am thinking of then after  despising it for years, I found the end of the handle unscrews to reveal a calibrated dibber! Both bits are useful in the greenhouse only, as a scoop and dibber.

My useless item was a hand held bulb planter that I am not strong enough to push into the ground (or my clay soil is too heavy) and it does not release the plug of soil afterwards either.


Posted: 17/10/2017 at 11:09
Guernsey Donkey2 says:

 However I spend hours working in the garden and have not spent very much time sitting outside just enjoying it this summer.

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 I think a lot of us fall into this trap even Monty on TV  has mentioned this that sometimes we need to just sit relax & take it all in. Trouble is when I sit in my garden I usually notice something else that needs doing.

Best Cauliflower

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 11:04

I tried the bent leaves over the curds but it never seemed to really work never thought of a plastic bag would have worried it might "sweat & rot" 

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