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Plant sales for school fundraising

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 01:14

All getting silly, W.O, this is actually a school in Wales. Perhaps the Head didnt think they could be trusted to label goods.

I used to cook for our local W.I. market, but it got so complicated, then they started to talk about stainless steel worktops etc, I couldn't be doing with it anymore.


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 01:09

I could recommend The Unseen by Katherin Webb.

The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse.

The Mapp and Luccia series. E.F.Benson.

Depends what you like, I have a go at anything, except spy stories.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 00:49

Matty, I have been thinking of you all the way on this, it just brought it all back with our Sharon, so very similar and she is absolutely fine, just as if it never happened. I really am pleased for you.

SGL,  how sad for your friend, still in pain with the shingles, I never realised it went on for so long.

The stoma may go back on its own, mums was quite pronounced when she first had it done, but of course she must be advised by the doctor, have they completely ruled out putting it back?

I remember when they offered to put mums back, she said no because as she was already 75  she said 'I'  may be glad of it left if the time came that I needed to care for her, at least you know where it is

Verdun, well done for insisting on the doc coming to see your mum, I hope the patch works. 

Good news hopefully with my mum but I will write again about that.

Hugs to Lillypilly and all who need them.


Plant sales for school fundraising

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 00:29

You could try the GC for slightly out of date seeds, they only throw them away because seeds now will say 2016/17 probably, but when I was on the scrounge for seeds for a charity I asked in a local Farm suppliers, they gave thousands of packets far more helpful than the GC.

Hopefully there will be other parents willing to pop a few trays in their greenhouses.

Other than that, I think Violet and Lizzie have advised spot on. Good luck with it, its very satisfying to do something like this.

Maybe not of interest to you, but my step daughter who is a teacher, wanted to get her girls (pupils) making cakes and biscuits to sell at their fundraising do, but were told that only bought cakes etc were allowed these days, nothing homemade!

To do with allergies, she was told. People have been baking for these events forever, seems not now though.

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Posted: 23/01/2015 at 18:53

The first thing I do when I get a new phone or tablet is to turn the predicted text off, some bad mistakes have been made in the past!.

Overwintering Gaura Gaudi Red

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 18:46

I have only grown The Bride, from seeds, They just come up every year, never overwintered them. Was it ouside at the GC, if so you could plant it out now, then cut it back in the spring. If it was inside you need to keep it in the greenhouse and harden off later.

Chop back after the first flowers fade and you may get a second lot.


Posted: 23/01/2015 at 18:04

Anyone fancy tucking into this with me, its all chocolate


Fox Glove

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 16:59

The reason I sow mine in the greenhouse is because I can keep an eye on the slugs, by Spring they have grown big enough to survive them. Same with Lupins and Delphiniums.

Partial shade - what is this ?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 16:41

Dont worry too much. I am a very unconvential gardener, I put what I like, where I like, all seems to do well. 

I have pumanaria and bergenia in full sun as well as full shade, they grow equally as well. Same with several other plants. I have found that geraniums are happy anywhere, as are lupins and foxgloves.

Its not your only chance, if you get it wrong and something doesnt do as well as you think it should,  just wait till Autumn and move it. Most perenials will bare with you and do something. The only plant I have ever moved was a Russian sage, I have now moved it to full sun and its doing fine .

Gardening must be a joy, not something to worry about.

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Posted: 23/01/2015 at 16:31

Marvelous Matty. Xx

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