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Posted: 14/12/2014 at 19:20

Come on Gran, where are you, we are all going to have to insist in a minute.

I have a feeling we have all reassured her and she will post agsin.

large beds

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 19:06

Neil. There is nothing special or difficult to grow in there, all grown from seeds and bare root plants, then divided, I should have a spectacular show of geraniums next year thanks to Bekkie and others, and lots of seeds to in for a change.

That border was only planted up in Spring 2012, yours will grow on very quickly once you make a start, keep us posted with before and after pics.

Heres that bed in Spring/early summer, the main thing is to keep it full, set some seeds in March/april time for the following year, dig it well, plenty of compost or well rotted farmyard manure, put some daffs in for winter colour, unless you have lots of money spare, a border like that will take time because you cant just put one of anything in, it has to be a group of at least three.

Thats why mine is all seeds, cuttings and bare roots. Ask around, neighbours may have some bits for you, check on the internet so you know how tall they will grow.

Parkers do some good bargains like 30 plants for 10 pounds. Or similar.

Dont ever get dis heartened, dont make a chore of it, enjoy it and marvel in what you grow and it will reward you.

Later I will show the border we only just dug up this Spring. Dont want to hog your thread!! Just so enthusiastic.


Family traits

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 18:50

I hope not as well, and I hope when I am old and need care that I will co operate with whoever looks after me.

I am more like my dad, he is quiet, placid, hates a fuss and crowds of people, parties, being of gypsy mother, he always loved being out doors, in those days it was scrumping veg, in later years growing it. Thats not to say we dont fight for ourselves, he was a boxing champion first for his school, then in the Navy, and at fairground.

I was glued to my dad, he couldnt move without me. Always have been, we were great mates when I was teenage, fixing motor bikes and cars. Sunday mornings would be down scrappy, mum would want me to help in the house.

My mum was a better cook than me, she loved messing about in the kitchen, I would rather be outside.


large beds

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 18:38

RB ours is a 6footer, the duvet cover is the worst.

Thanks Dove

Back to Neil, as Joe said, weed well first off, I dont need to do much once it all comes up, most weeds here are buttercups and that tiny thing that expodes seeds when you touch it, so they are low, plant enough and they dont show.

large beds

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 17:33

Hi Neil, my garden is cottage style and the borders are big, you just have to practice ballet steps in a tai chi fashion to step between. Here a pic of one of mine about the size you want. This was late summer.

In Spring and early summer its very delicate with pinks, blues lilac and whites, with foxgloves, delphiniums, lupins, geraniums and aconitum.

Let us know how you get on, post some piccys if you can and ask any questions you like, there are some very knowledgable people on here.


tlc to christmas cactus

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 17:18

I had one like that, I removed it from the pot and used a carving knife to cut it into quarters, pot each bit up separately. Give a good watering.

I find you cant do any harm to these plants, I have only just brought them indoors, been out all summer and they have started to shoot, 

A friend of mine keeps hers in her conservatory, its about 3ft accross now, never repotted or fed, a few years ago it was a dreadful (lovely) freezing cold winter and it went soggy we thought it had had it but it all came back and every bit has flowers on it.

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 14:00

Absolutely naff photo's but tablets really no good for piccys. I was wondering why our birdfood goes so quicky


Christmas of yesteryear

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 11:37

Thats brilliant Ed, think we need some step by step instructions please

By the way, we bought one of those angel candle thingys last year to replace the one from way back, they are still the same.

Kindle e readers

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 11:30

I must take back what I previously said about the Samsung tablet being useless for the GW site, before, I couldnt get pm's nor could I see what I was typing.

I have now installed Chrome and it is absolutely perfect in all aspects.


Posted: 14/12/2014 at 10:48

Hey Gran! In the words of the immortal Cher 'baby, please dont go!

We all love you and I know you just had a little panic attack, just for a mo, please, dont let one person spoil it for you, I was thinking along the same lines after the pm I had from Him, but why should we, the mods will soon see who causes the trouble, and I can assure you, sweety, its not you.

Lots of love to you and your darling grandaughter xx

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