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Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 15:37

It's on tonight at 8 pm on BBC1 Called The Flowerpot Gang, Anneka Rice, Phil Tufnell and Joe Swift." transforming gardens"

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 15:28

Too true!! I can spell alright but my fingers just don't seem to hit the right key, well that's my excuse

Keeping Cats and Wildlife apart?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 15:22

We have a cat like yours- Maud is in the garden,- she sits under the bench near the conifer hedge, near the bird feeder and waits until one pops out for a snack, then pounces. Sometimes she dispatches then quickly but other times she brings them into the kitchen and lets them go. We have spent many an hour trying to catch the little blighters, as soon as you get them cornered they run off behind the washer etc. Luckily she doesn't seem to bother with the birds..

We have a sparrowhawk that visits, it decimated our sparrow population a couple of years ago, but this year numbers seem to be up.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 14:58

Lincoln area---You had a lucky escape Jo. It still hasn't rained here to mean anything, just spotting about enough to be annoying but not to do any good.

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 14:54

Hi Kate1123 - I get called a lot of things  My name is Christine, known as Chris. That would be nice.

I'm having a "dyslexia" day  I keep hitting the wrong key, thank goodness for the spellchecker.

Wot no cake Geoff,  that's awful, you will have to make up with other goodies

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 14:42

Yes Jo its a SCAM. I've had 2 calls from them, made a few enquiries and it apparently originates in India. now I get silent calls so don't answer the phone and let it go onto ansaphone, and give genuine callers a call back, not a very satsifactory state of affairs. Friends now text me to tell me they will ring. Must get a phone that shows the number of the caller.

Hissing Bees??

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 12:35

That's just great, I'm pleased you have found the cause of the hissing, and you escaped unharmed, could have been very nasty. At least you won't have any problems with pollination although I suppose its a little late in the year for that now. I have been following this thread with interest, good to know the outcome.

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 12:29

Geoff---  Happy Birthday to you( you'll have to image the singing) have a lovely day.

I've just been on the GW presenters forum, I would say Dovefromabove is just ahead on points, I think they will need a referee. As you say very spikey, but interesting. keep us up to date with any developments.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 10:45

Lincoln  --   Wind has got up, does that mean we will get the promised rain? so far today it is lovely sunshine. I was out at the crack of dawn, well 8.30, to do some dead heading to beat the rain, I thought. What ever the weather, have nice day.

August in your garden...

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 08:23

Gary, beautiful photos and such good quality too, mine a bit grainy, can't get a clear picture, must be the camera.


Our garden has had mixed fortunes this year, the veg garden has not been up to the usual standard, but we have had some good potatoes, runner beans and soft fruit.Things have improved since the warmer weather arrived.  The flowers borders and climbers have gone mad as you can see from the photos.

 Clematis Huldine, just the lower flowers,

 Honeysuckle and Golden Leaf Jasmine on fence in veg garden

 Hydrangea and hardy fuchsia in gravel garden at back of house.

 Gazebo in side garden where we sit and have a drink

We could now do with a day of gentle rain to replenish water supply in butts, and give the garden a good drink.

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