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Subscription offer

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 09:35

If you shop at Tesco you can get the whole year for £14.00 in vouchers.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 23:02

Bekkie, my daughter has a sea side type front garden, you know, all chippings. and plants poking through, She would love a little yucca plant if you still have one left, I have lost track of who is sending what to where or to who, !!

Yes you are right about my parents, I think that because they both came from very poor areas they didnt eat any junk foods, never sweets or fry ups, my mum still has all her own teeth, never been to a dentist, dad hasnt any teeth, that makes it difficult for me as I sometimes gave to cook two meals because he cant eat what we have, he didnt want false ones as he didnt think he would live long enough to get the use out of them!  that was about 15 yrs ago they are both real characters, I could write a book about their lives.

Pond Profile

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 19:05

Mines just in the grass, need more rain and the edges tweaked, the liner smoothed  and it's done! It's 5 x 3.5  mts. right to the edges.


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:28

Thanks Art, I have a few more in the garden, not bad just for a packet of seeds.

my white swan is nowhere near ready to flower. Lots of show from the pink ones though. That may be my star later on.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 14:53

These would have been nice but I didn't stake them and they snapped in the wind. Rudbeckia.


Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 13:48


Thank you Bekkie, I am carer for both my parents, dads 90 mums 86, the trouble is they won't say what is wrong until the very last minute, by then major surgery is involved.

she is getting a lot better and gets their breakfast now, so that's a help.

my daughter came up on Saturday, and being very efficient and organised, (unlike me!) she made a plan of the horseshoe shaped border marking down everything in there and where to move what in the Autumn. 

She will come and help me with this, so that will be good.

i am aiming for mostly perennials, just in case I don't have the time next year. The geraniums and geums  sent to me will be good. I can just do a few annuals to fill gaps.

this year, it I has gone mad, I suppose the wet Spring brought everything on. The montbretia has definitely got to be thinned out, it's a bit of a thug but I love its bright orange flowers and there is always a bee in there.

the new long border is mostly perennials, I have lots more aquilegia seeds germinated, also put in some more Canterbury bells, foxgloves, lupins and delphiniums seeds for the following year.

you have to plan ahead with biennials.

i really must not dig anymore borders or beds, I just love it so. 

Enough waffling, I have just found this post , unposted, I did it this morning!!, 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 13:44

Hi Perki,

i would like the Canterbury bells if you have them left and any trailing petunia.

i will be putting mine on shortly so hopefully I can return some to you.

i will pm my address a bit later, tied up at the moment (not literally!)


I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 09:12

How lovely, it seems to be the year of the butterfly, we have loads on the buddlia and other flowers, we do have an enormous patch of nettles and brambles that just get left every year, so I suppose they breed, but I have never seen then in that wild patch, maybe they are discreet breeders.


Hellebore Leaves Problem

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 09:01

Me too.thank you for info.

Hellebore Leaves Problem

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 08:58

Thanks verdun, I have white ones out in flower now, maybe that's because I grew them from seeds. I hope they flower again in the winter, maybe cut these flowers off?

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