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Robin Bathing

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 23:14

Thank you for info on dragonfly laying eggs. My dad says she swoops down to the water and lays the eggs under water,I couldnt see that to be true but he had a  pond in his previous house and had seen them.

You never know now,  after we had the conversation about the septic tank, is my dad loosing the plot a bit? 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 23:01

OL you will cope, because you have too. I was very lucky that we had the chance to build the extension onto my parents bungalow 4 years ago when they were both quite fit. We have all gradually grown into it and its all now very well accepted.

We all jog along nicely at the moment, hopefully it will stay like this till the end.

 

Gardening Books

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 22:46

Welcome Peter, are you a student travelling? I am just n 

armchair traveller.

Sorry to hear you came back poorly OL, thank goodness it was only a 24 hour thing.

I love books, as some of you know I am reading half the night, I do use the android tablet though because I can put it on a black background with very dim white writing so as not to disturb himself. 

 

Composting

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 16:45

Turn it about with a fork and make sure its not compacted. you could put some paper or cardboard in with it.

Seed Suppliers who Sell Small Amounts of Seeds

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 16:40

You could save some for next year, roll the packet down tight and store somewhere cool.

I buy seeds from Amazon, Premier Seeds Direct, all good.

Plants to keep or not?

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 16:37

Think nut is right, it springs up all over my garden, I am forever pulling if out, it almost equals buttercups here.

Talk about daylight robbery!

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 16:09

And of course, something you can split into four!

I was just trying to do a bit more to my pond and have divided a few plants, I did buy all of those, some online some from local GC. I need more grasses but have bought seeds that need sowing in the Spring, can I wait that long!!

Good topic there Mike,  so will you buy Heleniums, you could put your name down on the wish and seed list. Must be someone growing them 

Talk about daylight robbery!

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 14:34

But as you say, when you have a big garden, buying one of anything just gets lost.

Theres something to be said for retirement, time is what I have plenty of. Apart from keeping eye on parents, I can potter all day out there.

Front lawn ideas

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 14:29

Berberis is good and pretty pinky red colour. I have it round the oil tank, pricked finger for anyone that touches it.

Talk about daylight robbery!

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 14:19

There certainly is a lot of satisfaction to be got from growing your own, seeds plugs or bits of bare root.

I do understand, as Pansy says, the cost to produce a plant in a large pot, I know if I grow something from seed that is a slow grower, I have to keep it inside for a couple of winters, the cost mounts up.

My daughter has a very good GC where she lives, used to be Wyevale, she likes the instant look so buys at the end of season sales. She bought a lovely wisteria for me for 3.00

Discussions started by Lyn

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would anyone know what this is please.

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My best buy of the year

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Any one know what this is?

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