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Dogs and Manure

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 14:39



Have just mentioned it to my granddad, he said that when he was a nipper,there was lots of neighbours dogs that followed the youngsters, without leads as now!

When a horse done it's doings on the road most of the dogs would eat some for whatever reason!

None ever seemed to come to any harm, and as horses were veggies there should be nothing nasty in their droppings!

Watching TV nature programmes there is lots of references to animals like elephants to birds eating clay's or soils to give minerals or other necessities, they seem to know what is good for them!

Ps and most people tried to get the manure for their gardens as well!




I'm with Morrisons

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 20:53


Well! I consider mine an interesting post!   .

As for the blighters importing milk,it's just as well they don't have to pay the carriage that plant sellers want for posting out half a dozen bare root Hosta's!

One lot a couple of years ago wanted £9.99 for Heuchera plants costing under £100, over that carriage cost much more!

Needless to say I give them a by, but at the moment I cannot recall their name!


I'm with Morrisons

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 22:00

I'm with the "Dairy" farmers on this one!

And most of you are gardeners I think, so you should know what you sow you don't always reap, so a bit of sympathy for people who try to make their living from the land!

But the solution could be in their own hands, pick on one supermarket at a time and refuse to sell them any British milk for a period, then move onto another SCROOGE and give them the treatment!

No doubt they would try to replace local with imports, but me for one would try to only buy local milk!

But it will never happen!




Orange alstromeria

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 22:17


The old orange one used to be called Peruvian lily, my granddad used to grow it in his garden where it spread all over the place!

As Verdun says the so called cultivated one are temperamental about flowering,stop start should be in all their names!

The ones I have are grown in either pots or tubs depending on their size!

When Rock and Roll came out almost five years ago (that's when I heard of it anyway) I paid thirty six quid for three plugs, lovely flowers but they neither grow any larger or think about flowering now!

The best one with me is Indian Summer, lovely dark foliage with good coloured flowers, when it starts flowering in late spring it goes on until the frosts and multiplies quickly to fill up any pot or tub it is in!



What's your worst nemesis, your most dreaded weed or plant?

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 15:40


Chickweed it even outgrows the potato haulms.

Horse/mares tails no problem, easily got rid off on my plot paths with Verdone, use only on the paths not were vegetables are grown!

Alchemilla mollis, glad someone else dislikes this total pest/weed,sometime ago I mentioned mollis and grape hyacinths as pure weeds, the response was immediate and spiteful so look out!


New garden prog just about plants

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 23:01



One properly grown Anemone Wild Swan plant? 


Ps BUT not from T&M!

Just watched Monty Tonight

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 21:22

Love a perfectionist, as for the gravel garden a waste of good gravel and space!

What's the next craze to look like!

New garden prog just about plants

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 21:12


Tickle my tum, "YOU" should be banned sine die!


"IF" I ever form a government I will make you my Minister of Misinformation!


Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 14:11


At our gardening club we use Suttons to buy seeds etc in bulk at a good discount,year before last someone proposed that we use T&M instead, a few of the old ladies "exploded" and said " their seeds never germinate" so that was that as far as T&M were concerned!

Me I have now learned my lesson, I would buy nothing from them at any price, they are the pits!

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 11:37

I try not to use any of the  crap peat free  composts that is on sale now.

If you see what my neighbour put in his council recycling bin which eventually goes into the so called wonderful peat free composts sold, you would not buy them at any price!

He has Greenfingers dosing his large lawns regularly with all sorts of industrial chemicals with the cuttings going straight into the bin.

I said to him once about it, his reply was, not my problem son!

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