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Latest posts by Lilylouise

Winter planting

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 06:20

It depends on what you are planning to grow - if you need a lot of winter bedding then it is cheaper to buy plugs and grow them on yourself.When I buy bulbs I like to see what I am buying.Then again if I want to buy unusual varieties I would  go to a specialist bulb supplier

Our NGS Open Day

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 06:13

Your photos are beautiful Higgy  I am sure loads of people would be interested in seeing a Wildlife garden - me for one  There are no rules about size or type of garden in the NGS - just about 45 minutes of interest for visitors

Pam x

Lillylouise... is there a video yet of your garden..

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 06:09

Thankyou for putting the links Insomnia

Pam x

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 07:04

I had a couple of pints of cream left from open day and decided to try and make some ice cream with it. I thought I had seen a recipe where you add double cream to bought custard so I mixed the two together and put it in the freezer. I wouldn't be able to break it the a hammer so that recipe(?) didn't work  I don't have an ice cream maker

Pam x

Talkback: Leafcutter bees

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 07:00

Leaf Cutter Bees like my  Fuchsia Genii,my Acer Orange Dream and Phlox Bright Eyes  I don't mind at all and find them fascinating - one has a nest in my greenhouse in the wood that holds the electrics. Please don't ever try to get rid of them - they don't harm the plants- just make them look interesting  Have you ever tried to photograph a Leaf Cutter Bee? They don't half move fast

Pam x

Our NGS Open Day

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 06:48
David K wrote (see)
Gary Hobson wrote (see)
David K wrote (see)

...Comparing with my own patch, I could draw comfort from knowing my tomatoes & runner beans were perhaps a smidgen ahead of yours...

Well, comparing it with my patch, let's just say that I won't be posting any photos of my petunias or fuschias.


In case of any misunderstanding I would add that the emphasis is very much on my words 'I could draw comfort'...I could never match Pam's eye for neatness & attention to detail, a view I have expressed on so many occasions. 

David - you have always been very kind about our garden - thankyou

The photos I have seen of yours  show that you grow beautiful flowers  etc. so I am not surprised that your beans and tomatoes are good  The beans on the allotment are doing so much better than the ones in the garden.

Pam x

Our NGS Open Day

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 06:43
weejenny wrote (see)

Pam just beautiful. How big is the back garden I reckon it was about the size of mine but what youve fitted into the space is amazing. You obviously spend hours in the garden

Thanks weejenny  Our back garden is approx. 80' x 30'

Thanks Chris and Muddy mare

Pam x

Fork Handles

Posted: 28/07/2012 at 19:56

I have slept all afternoon  -catching up with the lost nights sleep from wednesday-so we ended up with a ham,tomato and lettuce sandwich

We are now a police free zone - never seen so many police vehicles in my life - just thankful it didn't all kick off last saturday

Pam x

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 13:48

We had a very stressful night - we live next door to the man who was shot by police last night. We had to leave our house for a few hours and the road is still full of police vehicles

Our NGS Open Day

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 11:13

Lowenna - We do live fairly close to a busy raod

Pam x

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I enjoyed my dinner thanks!!!

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Good Customer Service!

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