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LorraineP


Latest posts by LorraineP

Pond almost done!

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 08:14

Your pond looks great, Justin.  Would like to make a pond in my garden for my frog friends but can just imaging our batty dog thinking its for her to paddle in.  Probs have to leave that project for a few years.

Hurry up Friday!

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 08:06

Yes, definitely chilly here, in NW - got my hot water bottle out again!  Can't wait to get in the garden again either, Tootles.   Hoping for a productive bank holiday weekend.    

Just waiting.......

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:59

I'm waiting to see if my raspberry canes have survived a year in my not so attentive care .    Some of them don't look too happy at the moment . . . . fingers crossed!

What magazines/books do you read AND actually use

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:47

I used to buy GW every month, but we now get 'Which Gardening' mag included with OH's 'Which' subscription I'm more selective when I buy GW.  I have a small number of books - including Dr Hessayon 'Expert' series, RHS plant encyclopaedia - which I have refered to for many years.  My most recent book acquisition (a present from my mum  ) is 'Gardening in Pyjamas' by Helen Yemm.  Its written in an amusing informal style and addresses all the basics of gardening.  However, my usual source of info now is this forum - have learned so much just by visiting this site.  

 

 

Need help to identify these plants

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 14:03

Where are YOU?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 22:25

I'm down the road from you Esther3, in Barrow-in-Furness - at the end of a 40 mile cul-de-sac!

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 09:49

Oh maybe we have worked in the same places, David!?

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 09:32

Me too. 

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 09:30

David - its the environment you work in and the people you work with that makes the difference to any job.  Are your work mates a good lot?

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 08:34

I have done admin work in a variety of different places - local council, gas terminal, pharmaceutical company, construction and a charity organisation.  Also worked for a short time as a classroom assistant and in a preschool nursery.  I gave up my last job because the politics of the place wasn't worth the small salary they paid.  Thankfully it was only 15 hrs a week and we were able to survive with my husbands wage.  So at present I'm not in paid employment, but I am definitely fully employed - house, garden, two daughters, and a batty dog!  Could do with earning again now, though, with the prospect of supporting our daughters through university.

Discussions started by LorraineP

Curled new growth on tomato plant

Advice needed on growing tomatoes 
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Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 18:55

Onion advice

Onion growing advice for newbie veg gardener 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 16:04

New Veg Bed

Is soil affected by lawn teatment? 
Replies: 4    Views: 249
Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 00:15

New Veg Bed

Is soil affected by lawn teatment? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 09:50

Strawberry Plants

Should I expect fruit this summer? 
Replies: 9    Views: 439
Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 09:31

MPC & Growbags

What's the difference? 
Replies: 8    Views: 394
Last Post: 04/05/2014 at 19:45

Greenhouse Advice

Advice on what to consider before buying a greenhouse 
Replies: 38    Views: 4254
Last Post: 03/04/2014 at 08:28

Nesting Doves

Unusual nesting site? 
Replies: 12    Views: 575
Last Post: 17/05/2013 at 06:40

Egg idenification

Difference between earthworm eggs and slug eggs 
Replies: 7    Views: 602
Last Post: 03/05/2013 at 17:47

Raised beds with decking boards

Is pressure treated wood bad for the garden? 
Replies: 4    Views: 5484
Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 10:55

Seed germination

Should I cover seeds with compost/vermiculite/perlite? 
Replies: 5    Views: 527
Last Post: 12/04/2013 at 23:13

Advice on growing Raspberries

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Last Post: 22/04/2013 at 17:32

Advice on garden improvements

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Last Post: 23/02/2013 at 12:33
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