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fast growing climbers

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 19:02

Akebia quinata  and Trachelospermum are lovely climbers - they both do well in our garden

Pam x

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/4246.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/23.shtml

 

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 18:55

I love seeing all your photos - thankyou 

The Blue Tits didn't use the nest box at the front of the house this year but some Bumble Bees are using it instead

Pam x

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/bees001.jpg

 

Good Customer Service!

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 05:43

Sorry about all that - I will try again

<span style="font-size: x-small;">I love my Basil plants and cannot be without my African Blue or Pesto PerpetuoI have mastered taking cuttings of the African Blue but not the Pesto Perpetuo which is supposed(I don't think so!) to be a perennial.
The only place I could find them online in the UK was Norfolk Herbs so I placed an order for 2 plants and a Stevia.A couple of days later I had an email to say they were very sorry but my order was 5 plants short of their minimum order I don't really need more herbs What would I like to do - order more plants ? refund? I phoned and spoke to a lovely man who said how sorry he was but the reason they made a minimum order was to do with the packing - with the size of boxes used it is better to fill them or plants would be chucked around something awful!
I told him how disappointed I was as the plants are hard to find so he said he would send them anyway and if anything happened to them it would be their loss. The plants arrived today - so well packed and beautiful plants for £1.99 each I phoned Norfolk Herbs as soon as I had unpacked the plants to say a big Thankyou for the trouble they had taken First Class customer service If I ever need herbs again I know who I will give my business to

<span style="font-size: x-small;">Pam x<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

Good Customer Service!

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 05:37

 I love my Basil plants and cannot be without my African Blue or Pesto Perpetuo <img src="http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr297/WWWF_08/Rainbow/smiley.gif" alt="" />
I have mastered taking cuttings of the African Blue but not the Pesto Perpetuo which is supposed(I don't think so!) to be a perennial.
The only place I could find them online in the UK was Norfolk Herbs so I placed an order for 2 plants and a Stevia.A couple of days later I had an email to say they were very sorry but my order was 5 plants short of their minimum order <img src="http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr297/WWWF_08/Rainbow/sad.gif" alt="" /> I don't really need more herbs <img src="http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr297/WWWF_08/Rainbow/sad.gif" alt="" /> What would I like to do - order more plants ? refund? I phoned and spoke to a lovely man who said how sorry he was but the reason they made a minimum order was to do with the packing - with the size of boxes used it is better to fill them or plants would be chucked around something awful!
I told him how disappointed I was as the plants are hard to find so he said he would send them anyway and if anything happened to them it would be their loss. The plants arrived today - so well packed and beautiful plants for £1.99 each  I phoned Norfolk Herbs as soon as I had unpacked the plants to say a big Thankyou for the trouble they had taken
First Class customer service  If I ever need herbs again I know who I will give my business to  Pam x

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 19:24

Great photos

I found this spider in my greenhouse

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/basils006-1.jpg

 Pam x

 

bolting onions

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 16:09

Most of our onions bolted so Barry pulled them all up

Pam x

leeks

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 16:09

When my Hubby plants out his leeks he makes a hole with a dibber ,drops the leek plant in and then tops the holes up with water not soil- this makes a good white bit of the  Leeks as they grow. The other thing he does with leeks for our local show is to put drainpipe collars around the leeks but this is if you are really keen !

Pam x

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 10:34
Lottiebeans wrote (see)

Geoff, watch out for reporters standing outside just to show how wet and windy it is.

Pam - I don't see why they were cancelled, we've all got the same conditions to work with! Is your open garden still going ahead? (Hope so!) I keep looking at those new allotments when I drive past - things are taking shape, its no longer a sea of mud.

Woo2, yes its a big birthday, one of those with a 0 at the end!


Lottie - all being well our garden is opening  I am really looking forward to it !

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 06:21
Lottiebeans wrote (see)

Smallswan, I say that every year! Especially with the allotment. I've just heard though that this year's borough allotment competition has been cancelled - due to the hosepipe ban! I wonder if Lilylouise knows, as I know her OH wins prizes.

Think I might ask for some waterproof trousers for my birthday.

I had better go and batten down some hatches.


To be expected Lottie - we had a letter yesterday to say that the Woking in Bloom competition has been cancelled,too  Earlier in the year the organisers were encouraging people to plant red,white and blue displays so there will be some disappointed people - I think they could have made the decision earlier - the ban came into force in April  This year I would have only be able to enter either a basket or container display .

Pam x

p.s The weather is digusting this morning!!!

netting brassicas

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 19:23
chicken! wrote (see)

Fantastic thank you, will get hubby working on another project


Pleased to help !

Pam x

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