- Small east facing garden in the suburbs of Manchester. Enjoy growing lots of flowers from seed,now learning how to grow something tasty as well as just the pretty stuff.
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Yesterday at 20:59
Just finished my scoff . Signing out and settling down with a 9pm movie 🎬.
Had a good day of dollop, busy day tomorrow,. Night, night all, sleep well 😴
Last edited: 22 July 2017 21:00:01
Yesterday at 20:05
Ah Joyce, I don't mind them when they're used properly, as you did 🌟✔. But it's like groundhog day on some threads when the text above is repeated directly beneath
Yesterday at 19:56
Good luck Arctic Muddle 👍. Don't stare for too long...we don't want you getting frostbite 😬
Yesterday at 19:52
Ha . I'm the same Lants, they all pile in from nowhere by the time I've done tapping on my tiny tablet. At least we all seem to know what we're on about without having to resort to using the "quotes" button constantly.
Yesterday at 19:47
Hubby does that weird "fridge gazing" thing a few times during the evening. When I ask him what he's looking for he replies "Just looking" and shuts the door without getting anything out ???
Yesterday at 18:50
A beautiful view you have there Ruby . Masses of blooms on each stem, and even more buds yet to open. Have you got em on steroids?
Hi Daisy . How's things? Last I saw, you were really busy. Hope it's slowed down a bit now and you can take a break from the stresses of work.
Yesterday at 18:19
Fringes.... mines longish, cut at an angle and swept to one side. You can't really tell I've got one because it tangles in with the rest of my wild wig .
If I had straight hair I'd have a shorter choppy fringe to cover the forehead. Cheaper than botox
Yesterday at 15:02
nut. I opened a second tab for this one.....had the same page side by side, one for scrolling and one for typing
Yesterday at 13:28
Hazel, I think the forum search function is another one of those glitches on Nora's "spike"....never works properly . Try typing your subject into the Google search bar, followed by gardeners world forum. That works for me
Yesterday at 13:06
Hi jaque . How long since it was laid? Did you keep it well watered?
It's looking pretty frazzled, dried out and is shrinking at the joins. Best course of action is to give it a good drenching and keep your fingers crossed. It may recover but I don't hold out much hope for the small bits packed in at the edge, an overlap cut to shape would've been better.
Worst case scenario and it's had it.... re-turf in the autumn, and keep well watered until the roots knit into the topsoil below.
Yesterday at 12:05
Wow, that's a beauty MU . The way you describe the scent is delicious
Can't say the same about the smell of pickled unyuns
Yesterday at 11:49
I think general cleaning to avoid an e-coli outbreak is fine Fedge.
It's the pointless tasks like i*****g tea towels that set the wheels rolling on Sarge's tiny tank
Yesterday at 11:41
Thanks Joyce . Your reassurance has saved it from the chop. I might take a couple of the overgrown stragglers down to the base though, there are some 3/4ft stems reaching for the sky.
Yesterday at 11:29
Grrr to the gremlins lost a long post to a "runtime error"
Interesting info Joyce, pale green leaves. Can't post the pic but mines shown in this thread....
An unnamed one, bought as a bare root stick, lived in a pot for it's first 12 months while I decided where to put it. Maybe I should be patient with it?
Lovely Clem Runny . I got that one this year, flowering but still tiny. Soopermarket bargain buy £2.
Yesterday at 10:33
Still in the not quite awake club with Lants & Ruby. Got first load out on the line, second in the machine, loaded dishwasher and scraped two cat dollops off the lawn 💩💩. Not bad for a sleepy Sat morning.
Stick with calling him "the grassman" pp. No matter if he doesn't actually cut it.... Joyce's fella does pot shoogling .
I'm seriously considering culling my philadelphus, no flowers in three years . I've held back from any pruning, but enough is enough.
Yesterday at 10:05
Hi Siobhan . I like an ID challenge, so here goes....
1.1 Juniper ??
1.2. Honeysuckle ?
2.2. Spotted laurel ?
3.1. Weigela "Florida varigata"
6. Choyisa. (Mexican orange blossom)
7.4. Hypericum ?
7.5. Holly ?
That's all I can spot, off the top off my head
Yesterday at 09:46
Hi Bobinapples. I have to agree with Jason, you have some kind of curcubit growing there, but it's not a cucamelon. The stems of a cucamelon are very thin and threadlike with tiny springy tendrils. The fruits are grape sized, smooth skinned, with watermelon type markings.
I don't think this is a cross pollination issue from within your garden. I think you've been sold the wrong seeds. How big were they? Cucamelon seeds are very small, comparable in size to sesame seeds.
Sorry I can't help ID your mystery plant. I've never grown melons.... only cucamelons, cucumbers and courgettes.
Yesterday at 08:18
Morning all. Still on my first cuppa here ☕.
Need to wake up properly...sunshine outside = laundry, and my heap is huge.
2 days ago at 19:35
Fantastic fascination Chris 👍. I love it .
Please add your photos to the other thread to become part of "the gallery".
2 days ago at 15:23
Weird science indeed Fedge ..... Logan, the bleach isn't for me, my wig is a totally natural dark brown (with a growing bit of silver creeping in). My eldest daughter is in the chair this afternoon 💇
A recap for the newbies: I have two girls, aged 18 & 20, and got sick of typing "eldest/youngest daughter" many moons ago. I renamed them Thing1 & Thing2 (from The Cat in the Hat storybook) for the forum. This got shortened to T1 & T2 and has absolutely no connection to the Arnold Shwarzeneggar films .
"I'll be back" later......