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Gardening Clubs

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 20:43

Our gardening club used to have just short of 140 members, but this is now down to the high 80's1

The problem is that there is not many young ones, mainly elderly  ladies and unfortunately the elderly pass on and are not replaced!

I/we bring free seeds such as from Garden News, also garden mags etc which are free to take or a small donation is acceptable, also we have a plant sale in May which members provide free plants which are sold for club funds!

Members can also bring plants for sale, a 10% fee is charged on any sales which also goes to the club, these are offered at the end of the meeting and if any male happens to get in the way of the "ladies"trying to be first, tough luck, they make the St Trinians lot look like proper young ladies!

tree stumps

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 20:23
andy pandy wrote (see)

how can I kill a large tree stump please!


The kids and their pals having finished school today have just been watching "Shane", believe it or not in the film  Alan Ladd and Van Heflin removed a large tree stump with brute force and ignorance!

Didn't think about it until I read your post, but I expect it will not be of help to you!






What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/12/2013 at 21:08



Re double hellebore's, they are a very poor second to singles, I bought my first lot from Ashwood which were singles and the second lot which included the doubles from Harvington.

 Hellebore's grow very strongly with me, I divide them using my grandads very sharp spade!  They seed all over the place, which i transplant into rows to grow on! though it takes between two years, if i'm lucky and three for them to flower and see if the colours are worth keeping as there is a lot of wishy washy pinky, lilacy colours, not worth keeping!

I sell them at the garden club,WI and a local market, the best selling colour is a deep purple, a lot of which turned up in  one years seedlings and I have grown and divided ever since!

I have some single and double whites out at the moment as well as a double pink which is not a great colour!


Can I say?

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 17:50


There is a song "It Ain't what you do it's the way you do it" by Bananarama which could be changed for  "It not what you say but the way that you say it!"

Sometimes we all take things out of context, especially if some one posts about how they like some vegetable or flower plant and another person posts that they have tried it and it was useless or horrible, then it becomes personal and an insult when all it was was a different view point after all!

It pays to have a thick skin sometimes!


Dangers in your compost

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 21:24


Was watching Dad's Army, Mr Godfrey said on it, a gentleman always wears "white gloves"!

Only problem, my white gloves have rubber dimples on the palms and fingers!

Autumn Cauli's

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 20:50

Have been harvesting Aut cauli's Pavilion for a couple of weeks now!

When they are planted out in July time, usually I lose most to cabbage root fly with a few days, even though I use collars which are supposed to help!

This year I made my own from left over vinyl floor covering, six inches square and they have worked wonders, I did not lose a single plant out of the 24 I planted!

They are very sweet, not like the "rusty nail" taste which is often the case of bought ones!

Anyway the neighbours are happy!

Gardeners world

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 21:42



"I know nothing about hemp!

Is it a grass?

Grear British Bake Off judge  Mary Berry.

organic starting soil

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 00:05

Leafmould ?

What planet do these people live on?

The only way to get it is if you were to own a forest or else are Monty Don!

I have never seen leafmould or seen it for sale!

Gardeners world

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 20:13


I hope Verdun "YOU" are not smoking grass, or else we might be visiting you in the local nick!


Gardeners world

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 22:46


GQT, a few years ago they recorded a session at our club,we had to be there early, ask questions clearly, no west country accents and definately no clapping, then at the end they went over some questions etc a second time!

Being there it was definately off putting and not very exciting!

When I heard the actual broadcast, well it was marvellous, nothing like what I had sat through and very enjoyable!

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