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Latest posts by KEF


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 12:27

Looks like agapanthus to me.

Cucumber problems

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 12:22

When this has happened to me it's been because I haven't removed cumbers that are ready. I think that they don't keep producing if big fruits stay on the plant.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 08:57

Fairy you are as silly as me

Tease you Verdun moi ??

The blue poppy might have to go on it's hols to the lady on forum ( apols don't remember her name ) who lives in the Lake District who posted some lovely pictures of hers.  


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 08:47

Morning all.

Crickey a lot went off yesterday on here. Congrats' to little fairy, sympathies to Tina..what are you like ? hope it's not too bad today. Kevlar arm shields needed, Mum has some, lightweigh but protect her arms well. Or full body armour.  Stacey, poorly chicken..when I first read it I thought it said children and was wondering what that ailment was, but now understand.

Chicky my outdoor toms are ripening better than the ones in the GH, but am picking both.

Woken this morning at 6.18am  by a magpie squawking, it was on the windowsill sticking it's head in the tilt & turn window..not nice. H shouldn't have cleaned the windows I think it was admiring itself.

What to do today ? or where to start? Weeding, shed painting, beans to pick and freeze. Bet the shed gets left yet again.

Have a good day all.  No comment about underpants.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 07:51

More lovely pictures. and lovely sentiments.

When I was working and used to chat to carers we often did it in the garden so the person with dementia wasn't listening. Many times I was given a plant or seeds, and since they couldn't be given to the charity as raffle prizes I got to keep them Hence my tree peony is called John J, Canterbury bells are Leo, outdoor toms ( which I save seeds from ) are Dave. The latter made my neighbour laugh when I gave him a couple of plants and he asked the variety.

I did have a stags horn called Janice...nasty brute, but lovely lady.

I've also a few things that my Dad loved, they get extra TLC.

I've now started buying plants that forum members suggest. So pasque flowers are called Lizzie, delphium & agastache called Verd, but they don't get cake. The blue poppy might get called fairy..if she looks after it.

I'll get my coat. 


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 08:49

We have something that's called a Grafter, quite heavy but very strong spade which is narrower at tip than where the handle is. This has got all sorts out, or I should say H with grafter has. Sycamore stumps and old apple tree.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 08:28

Why do elephants paint their toe nails red?

So can can hide in cherry trees and molest squirrels.

What's the worst sound a squirrel can hear?



This last one was on an ice lolly stick and I nearly choked....not gardening but thought I ought to share

Why do elephants have four feet?

Because they'd look silly with six inches.


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 08:21

Soz Dove, half asleep again...did mean Fairy

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 07:25

David smith3   That's  than mine


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 07:19

Morning Chicky & Dove, and all.

iPhone I'm wanting one but not taken the plunge as yet. Think it might have to be a bad weather project, it's only been since joining the forum that I've learned how to use our camera.

Dove I can also remember exam results, very worrying opening that envelope. Hope daugther gets what grades she is expecting. Your turn in a fortnight Chicky, same applies to your daughter.

My last exams were at 18 and parents were away, I nearly ran away  I didn't put in the effort so didn't get the grades I needed for Uni..parents not pleased with me. I had to get a job

Today is Autumnal, heavy dew and only 10C. Newly planted things are okay, but I did put pellets down. Fairy has guarded blue poppy that needs sorting today, along with the Agastache. Thanks Verdun for guidance on care.

Have a good day all, off to have a look at other threads.

Discussions started by KEF

Clematis ID please

Can anyone ID my shade loving clematis? 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:03

Kale & Beans

Is there any reason why you shouldn't plant them near to each other? 
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Last Post: 09/07/2014 at 13:04

Underachiever Award

What hasn't done well up to now in your garden? 
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Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 16:44

Slug nematodes

Will they work if waterlogged? 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 11:07

Shrub ID please.

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Last Post: 15/05/2014 at 11:43

Clematis ID please

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Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 19:18

Rhino Greenhouse

Do you have one and would you recommend ?  
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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 19:05

Glass cutter

Want to buy one and want recommendations please.  
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Last Post: 06/07/2014 at 22:25

I.D. please

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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 19:13

S.Pierre variety of tomatoes

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Last Post: 17/03/2014 at 19:32

Help on the way.

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Last Post: 14/02/2014 at 08:37

Get if off your chest.

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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 23:53

Talkback: Know your potato types

For Poddington. Sorry I can't find the thread about best tasting potatoes. 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 12:53

Strange PM from unknown person.

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 18:43

The best Christmas present

As a child what was the best gift Santa brought you? 
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