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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 13:33


 Picture quality not good I am using my phone, these are the only cosmos I have left all blown down in the gales last week.


Posted: 21/09/2014 at 13:26

Look what I got! had to blow photo up so not too clear.


Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 12:10

Ii would like some grass seeds gran please. Did you mean you want more grasses or more general plants.?

Anyone for Coffee

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 10:25

It doesnt keep slugs off here, mix it in your compost heap. 

Seedlings and winter

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 04:51

Dont feel guilty about a few slug pellets on your seedlings, but to be honest a quarter of that amount would do the trick. 

I live on the edge of Dartmoor, well over 900ft above, I bring all those little plants into a plastic greenhouse for the winter, when it snows up here, it snows! You can then keep the zips open on good days and close a bit if need be.


Posted: 21/09/2014 at 04:44

I have chucked in 2 big handfuls of water cress today, floating loose, not planted.

The pond is very clear you can see the bottom now even in the deep bit, maybe you need more floating oxygenators,fishy,  i have the baby soldiers for you ready to go, they are about 2/3 inches diameter. They are off the mother plant, they grow like the houseplant called Spider plant.


Posted: 21/09/2014 at 04:37

I love that, 15feet in air miles

I am still picking loads, freezer full now, and eating them every day, and giving away, nver faffed about with them, only 2 feeds the whole season and not much water, no blossom end rot and no green ones.

The most surprising new plant in your garden

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 04:28

OL, do you always dig up the agapanthus, I thought they didnt like to be disturbed Mine are in a big terra pot and I move the whole thing into the greenhouse for the winter.

I would like to try the choc cosmos, the only thing here is the wind, I took photos of my pink ones the other day, they are now all gone all but one plant, I alwys delay flowering until they are 6 to 7 ft tall, then they bloom right through till winter, but with the gales last week, all broken down, from now on I am sticking to the low ones.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 03:49

Sounds like my mum fishy, she is still in hospital, they did an ultra sound scan on her kidneys, we may get the results on Monday, hopefully.

They are not even thinking cancer so dont be worried just yet.

My dad has been going on like that for years, he has had two ops, bits took away and all number of horrible things.

Try and get him so see the doc, and please try not to worry until you know something for sure.

Old men are prone to all sorts of waterworks problems, they are not always cancer.

My mum still hasnt grasped the importance of water and the stoma, she cant understand why she feels better when she has hardly drunk anything, she has had saline drip in for 3 days!

I tried to explain it medically but she just looks a bit vague,  she wonders how I know.

I told the nurses tonight to keep her bed warm cos she will be back, It did make her laugh though

He is still going on at turned 90. Blood does not always mean the worst, you would be best not looking up  things like that on the internet, we used to have a medical book and by the time we had finished reading it we had everything going.


Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 00:15

Anyone want pale or dark pink perennial sweet peas, seeds.

Would anyone have any Salvia Viridis seeds please.

Forester...I use the name Muppet on anothef forum, wonder why?

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