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Posted: 08/12/2014 at 16:46

I like anything anyone sends me Nut, plants or seeds.


Posted: 08/12/2014 at 16:44

Leek and potato soup sounds good, leeks are the only veg I have in my garden now, just froze the last greens.

Must get thinking for next year.


Posted: 08/12/2014 at 16:39

Ooh Dove, maybe we cam meet for a coffee somewhere?

I love to hear of people coming to Cornwall, they really rely on the tourist trade.


Posted: 08/12/2014 at 16:11

I have several different ones now, coutesy of the seed swap and some very kind people, i cant wait for next year to see them in bloom.

I grew the Versicolour from seed but although pretty,  the flowers were very small and left a lot of green showing, I cut it back and it flowered again but still small. I liked the red markings on the leaves.

Cutting a conifer in winter

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 17:15

Have to agree with most here, Conifer is not Mikes speciality, but the others are correct. I would take that thing right out to the ground, it wont grow back, but its going to have that sectional garage down soon.if you saw the branches off on your side, it will look awful because it wont recover and you will be looking at bare wood.

Christmas of yesteryear

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 17:02

This is a good old oldie, I dont know if you can get it to play, I have the cd, the chap that sings it was a friend of ours in the 80's so its especially cherished.

Christmas of yesteryear

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 16:25

I dont know about the 1600' but I could tell you some hair raising tales about the 1930's when my mum was growing up in the East End!

I love winter, I love the dark nights when I can get in early from the garden and draw the curtains, put the heating on and have a cuppa. My dad used to be very miserable through the winter months, he wouldnt go out to garden until Spring, then moan because he was shut in. Now he's nearly 91 he is happy to stay in.

I think paganism is a good way to think about Christmas, staring life anew, days getting longer, etc. I used to worry about it, not anymore, its just another date on the Church Cal


After all, Christmas is just the way of working out when Easter will be, and then another holiday will begin, as well as all the plants growing. 

Alternative to usual shed roof felting

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 11:27

I used Onduline on all my chicken sheds, very good, easy to cut and fit, make sure you buy the correct  nails for it.

What are good quality tools for beginners

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 10:31

I have six pairs of secateurs, the other week I coudnt find any and bought a pair from Amazon, nice soft grip and roll handle.

 So any amount of secs are handy, I always ask the family for them for Christmas.

Another good thing is a workmans belt with separate comparments for bits and pieces, you could put allsorts in there, mind you, when I tried mine on it slipped to the ground so check the size if you were thinking of that.

I wouldnt like something from a scrapyard for my Christmas present and I think whether mrs N is a beginner or not, you could try to buy her the best that you can afford.

A tip, if you buy trowels or forks with wood handles, wrap some red insulaion tape around, she will see them easier when she puts them down, or is it just me thats forever loosing things.

......the good guys

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 00:44

Send than an email then, they are very good at customer service. If you think you have been short changed tell them so.

Personally I like trees and shrubs smaller, they can grow on better than if they are already big then are dug up, but its up to you.

Have a look here for some more info and to compere



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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

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