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Gardening Books

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:40

Talking of old bookshops, has anyone read 84 Charring Cross Road by Helene Hanff?

Gardening Books

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:01

'Scuse my ignorance Frank, but what is the difference between the internet and the web? I cant really remember how much info was on the net in the 80's didnt have a computer then!

I think the expert book on veg growing is very informative, my dad used it and now me, how can things have changed so much for growing a cabbage or putting stuff on the compost heap, or liming your ground.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 10:50

Do you want more ragged robin seeds Fishy?

posting seed

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 10:47

I weigh mine on digital scales, its the thickness, but I have a cardboard size chart from the post office so I can see if they go through the slot.

I just put the stamps on, you can get the type of stamp needed from the post office internet site.

I try to keep plants flat if poss as inder one inch they go for large letter rate.

Future Time Team

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 10:26

The company won the Queens award to industry for that job, my dad was so proud to bring his lorry home with the logo on the side.

Future Time Team

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 10:18

The company was actually called British Calender Construction, I know all about that job because my dad drove a big lorry that the cables laid on in huge big reels,  and when they had to lay the  cable under a main road, they dug the little tunnel and went to a fireworks factory to get a super fast rocket made to which they attached one end of the cable and fired 

 it under the road! 



One day he came home with a little box, in it was a nest of baby mice and mum, he didnt have the heart to let them be destroyed

.Another time he brought us a huge big box of daff bulbs.

If you looked on the main road out of London and into Kent, you would have seen a portaloo, not plastic like you get now, but a corrigated iron one, one day he was delivering it to the site when it flew of the back of the lorry, not wanting to get in trouble, he just kept going and that thing was still on the side of the road 30 years later.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 22:54

I posted a pic of that this afternoon fishy

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 16:21

Yes, got loads, pm your address Lesley.

I have found 

Petunia nanna 12"tall

Cosmos sensation opened will be ok

Cornflower white snowball

Coleua rainbow mixed

Didiscus blue lace opened but ok


Posted: 13/09/2014 at 12:13

Black gold...5months start to finish just chuck everything in that has grown in the ground except perennial weeds. I dont put in anything to do with potato, tomato or bellis daisy. They spring up everywhere next year!


Viola help

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 12:02

They will be best if you cut all the bare tatty bits off.,  that way all the energy will go to making roots.


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