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I know it's boring but...

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 12:05

I could have written that post!๐Ÿ˜€

I used this liner, brown side up as not so glary as the black.

i also have a  Buddlea the problem’s not with roots but with the leaves falling in, OH is going to have it out this winter. The main thing is to put a long piece of wood right across length and width and use a spirit level or else it looks awful. 

And 2 years later


Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 11:48

I have these at the moment. It is 2017 though, there should be a thread for this year somewhere.

i was particularly pleased with the pink pansies as there were multi colours everywhere and seed collected from the pink have come true. 

I try and force myself not to sow in the autumn now so I don’t have to worry about seedlings through the winter.  Never works, I have to do it!๐Ÿ˜€

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 08:42

 Gosh, I’ve never seen the bike outside๐Ÿ˜€ don’t let it get dusty.

Happy birthday sweetie, have a lovely day. There’s an e-card waiting for you. x 

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North facing windy bed under a window

Posted: 30/11/2017 at 10:51

Bergenia is nice and stays green all year, mine’s in deep shade, never gets any sun. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 12:16
Obelixx says:

Hosta - have you got a Kindle so you can at least read when you're not sleeping.   I trust OH is better now so you can have a proper celebration tomorrow.  Happy birthday fellow Sag.

No idea what your bird is but love that blue.

Lyn - have only visited Devon a few times and not for nearly 30 years no but it was always damp!   Gorgeous, but damp.

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 Hosta hasnt  got a kindle for reading, I love mine, iPad, I can change to black background with white writing, then tone it down a bit more so it doesn’t affect OH when he’s sleeping. No rustling of pages turning. Brilliant invention. ๐Ÿ˜€

yes always damp, we border Dartmoor and very rarely get washing dry outside,  but that’s what keeps it green, we have lovely well fed cows and make the best clotted cream๐Ÿ˜€

i think the climate is better on the south coast, Torquay way probably, but I don’t like it down that way, wouldn’t swap mine for anywhere else. 

Harvest 2017

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 12:08

I always sow my seeds on the 1st. June. . Although one year it was very cold and I showed them on the 15th. 

our men in black velvet waistcoats

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 12:06
Dovefromabove says:

This may be of interest 

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 That’s a very good article, and to think she’s ’just a small blonde’however does she manage๐Ÿ˜€

i think the link to the article about rats should be made compulsory reading. 

Harvest 2017

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 11:19

I’ve just dug up my Gladiator Parnsips, 30kg, very pleased with that, now to get peeling, blanching and freezing. 

They do grow very big but still very tender.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 11:16

My heating allowance is in the bank already. Maybe they go out in alphabetical order.

Our boiler’s roughly the  same age as Doves, we moved around the same time, I have it serviced yearly, it always runs at 98% efficiency, it’s extremely cheap to run, it’s oil, runs 11 radiators, quite often through the summer months as it’s often cold and damp here, in the holiday flat next door it’s on at 19c constantly.  It’s not always a good idea to turn it down or off as when you turn it back on again it has to go full bore to get up to temp, where as it you leave it ticking over it’s just a quick on/off to keep the required temperature. Maybe gas works differently from oil, I’ve never wanted gas heating. 

Thats bad on the AA they used to be so good. I use the RAC only because I don’t pay anything for it, I have a Tesco credit card and make enough in vouchers through the year to pay for the full package. They’ve never charged or refused anything, 

Black Friday offers

Posted: 27/11/2017 at 13:40

My experiences with J. Parker’s have always been excellen. When I first inherited this three quarter acre garden I had to start from scratch, bought  Parker’s plugs  potted on grown on, planted out and a couple of years later split and have a garden full, well pleased and all for pennies.

got several shrubs, some huge amelanchier trees, lovely Deutzias all 1.99 each, vanilla fraise Hydrangea, lots,  all huge and doing well after four years. 

You have to speak as you find and for that money I found them to be very good. 

Always buy their bulbs, usually their offers as it all has to be done on the cheap now here.

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