LorraineP


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Never Give Up

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 22:32

Thanks for the advice Verdun and Jim, will be transfering my rhubarb into the garden very soon.  

Euro Dahlia

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 21:54

Just had a look at Eurodahlia site and can sense a spending spree!  Historically, I'd not been a fan of dahlias . . . . but laterly I have grown to love them.  I'm thinking it may be an 'age thing'!    

Thanks, Chris, for sharing your find.  

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 08:57

Its reassuring to read so many of you don't have the 'neat & tidy gene' - I don't have it either.  Annoyingly, OH does.  In respects of the garden if a plant isn't looking its best he wants to remove it and doesn't have an appreciation of why there are so many plants in pots on the patio, or the shed is cluttered with tools, pots & compost placed for 'easy access'.  Have been able to play for time on a clear up by telling him it will be tidier when the greenhouse is installed and I can move it out of the way.  Who wants to waste time clearing a shed when they could be gardening?!   As for a tidy garden, I do like the grass cut and edges trimmed and I prefer full borders with the plants close together. Very much a 'work in progress' for our garden.

Never Give Up

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 12:21

Thanks for sharing that, Forrester2.  I have a year old one in a pot which is not looking too happy and I was thinking the same initial course of action as you, ie hoying it out.  Think I'll now repot and hope for the same result as you.  

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New Member

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 21:29

Hi Nicky, I also lurk in the background a lot too.  I'm sure you'll find the forum very informative and friendly.  

 

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:11

Good morning, Mike

For what it's worth (ie me not being a medical bod) I have to agree with others saying you should let the medical professionals know you are in so much pain.  Unfortunately, they aren't going to be asking you how you're doing and you have to shout loud to the get the attention you need these days.  I know this from recent experience with my mum who has been back and forth to the hospital / GP for months.  Please, please see someone who can help.  You're in my thoughts.  x

Slugs and Snails

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 20:57

I did a search on this site and found this.  Hope its what you're looking for.

 

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/talkback-bluebells-tulips-and-the-malvern-show/722.html

1/2 price Dahlia's

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 17:26

I had the same thought Tasker.  Unless anyone can tell you for certain you could always give them a go and whatever the result you will have them for next year and get them in early.  Not the answer you were looking for, but just a thought.  

Don't Panic.

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 11:11

We have a frogs residing in our garden, no doubt eating all those pesky slugs and snails.  We very often some across one in our out-house when we have have a spring tidy out.  My neighbours got a cat last summer and this spring we have had to rescue a frog from its clutches about half a dozen time.  As a reward for their loyalty and good work in our garden I'm planning a wildlife pond for them - I just need to work out how to keep the dog out of it.  

New Veg Bed

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 09:51

Hi all,  I have just made a new raised bed for veg on part of my lawn.  I had put weed, feed & moss killer granules on the lawn about a month ago, before deciding to cut a veg patch out.  I cut grass sods off the top, dug out some of the soil from, placed the sods upside down in the bed and covered with the soil.  Now I'm wondering if the granules will affect the soil making it unsuitable for veg? and if so, for how long? Thanks for any advice.

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