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Posted: 21/09/2014 at 04:44

I have chucked in 2 big handfuls of water cress today, floating loose, not planted.

The pond is very clear you can see the bottom now even in the deep bit, maybe you need more floating oxygenators,fishy,  i have the baby soldiers for you ready to go, they are about 2/3 inches diameter. They are off the mother plant, they grow like the houseplant called Spider plant.


Posted: 21/09/2014 at 04:37

I love that, 15feet in air miles

I am still picking loads, freezer full now, and eating them every day, and giving away, nver faffed about with them, only 2 feeds the whole season and not much water, no blossom end rot and no green ones.

The most surprising new plant in your garden

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 04:28

OL, do you always dig up the agapanthus, I thought they didnt like to be disturbed Mine are in a big terra pot and I move the whole thing into the greenhouse for the winter.

I would like to try the choc cosmos, the only thing here is the wind, I took photos of my pink ones the other day, they are now all gone all but one plant, I alwys delay flowering until they are 6 to 7 ft tall, then they bloom right through till winter, but with the gales last week, all broken down, from now on I am sticking to the low ones.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 03:49

Sounds like my mum fishy, she is still in hospital, they did an ultra sound scan on her kidneys, we may get the results on Monday, hopefully.

They are not even thinking cancer so dont be worried just yet.

My dad has been going on like that for years, he has had two ops, bits took away and all number of horrible things.

Try and get him so see the doc, and please try not to worry until you know something for sure.

Old men are prone to all sorts of waterworks problems, they are not always cancer.

My mum still hasnt grasped the importance of water and the stoma, she cant understand why she feels better when she has hardly drunk anything, she has had saline drip in for 3 days!

I tried to explain it medically but she just looks a bit vague,  she wonders how I know.

I told the nurses tonight to keep her bed warm cos she will be back, It did make her laugh though

He is still going on at turned 90. Blood does not always mean the worst, you would be best not looking up  things like that on the internet, we used to have a medical book and by the time we had finished reading it we had everything going.


Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 00:15

Anyone want pale or dark pink perennial sweet peas, seeds.

Would anyone have any Salvia Viridis seeds please.

Forester...I use the name Muppet on anothef forum, wonder why?

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:49

Thank you forester, i will pm you

Vic, best left on the plant until dry.

Did everyone who is a delph fan notice I have the ice blue ready.

I have pink J anemone , is it the right time to split it though, its in full flower?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 01:33
Beaus Mum wrote (see)

Victoria your border looks amazing! Really bright and beautiful  I know a song about that ! 

I bet Vic has All creatures great and small as well.



Trying to find old thread

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 01:16

It may have gone red because it needs a bigger pot.

Plant now or in spring?

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 01:11

I did a similar thing, made cottage garden borders from the lawn. Where grass has been, the ground will be very low in nitrogen and other nutrients, I started digging in November, dug all the weeds and grass out, made the edges good then piled on loads of comost, then

 in the early spring some bone meal, then I planted up..


I would advise you to spend from now till spring doing all the prep work, by then you will see how many plants you have, what you still want and what spaces you will have for some annuals. Dont rush, the more prep work, the better the borders.


Posted: 20/09/2014 at 00:57

Philippa/fairygirl, My pond is the same as fishys, very new, we did them together, well, at the same time,   did you see my pics on the previous page? Will water cress help that now. I didnt think I would have problems so soon!

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