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Partial shade - what is this ?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 16:41

Dont worry too much. I am a very unconvential gardener, I put what I like, where I like, all seems to do well. 

I have pumanaria and bergenia in full sun as well as full shade, they grow equally as well. Same with several other plants. I have found that geraniums are happy anywhere, as are lupins and foxgloves.

Its not your only chance, if you get it wrong and something doesnt do as well as you think it should,  just wait till Autumn and move it. Most perenials will bare with you and do something. The only plant I have ever moved was a Russian sage, I have now moved it to full sun and its doing fine .

Gardening must be a joy, not something to worry about.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 16:31

Marvelous Matty. Xx

Trellis planter help needed please!

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 09:10

Lovely, a blank canvas. Dont wait forvSpring, you will want to plant up tgen.

Spend this time marking out where you want your flower beds, shear off the turf and dig the ground over, the best thing for clumps of earth is frost, so do it now. Then when you can chop it down nice and fine, add loads of compost manure or whatever you can get, the sprinke chicken pellets over the area, 

All nice and prepared then for your plants, which you can star to think about in your spare time!!!

My first greenhouse

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 09:00

50!!! You poor old wotsit! I did know that,   I know when it is too. (I think)

The one we grow tomatoes in is raised up on breeze blocks for exrta height, but there is a step inside so not a big drop,   one is just on patio slabs the other is on a single breeze block and has a concrete infill. All been here for 25 years so thats a safe way to do it. I havent a clue what make they are, they are all different but all have the frames that you can fix the bubble insulation too.

Will they buy it now or wait until your birthday, you need it for the Spring,





My first greenhouse

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 23:34

Certain age eh!!! would that be 30? Most people on here are only 27, 

Congrats on getting a greenhouse. Whatever you choose you will love it, dont forget to get a chair in there and leave a space for mug of tea.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 10:53

Sorry to hear that Dove, must have been upsetting for her when she wanted to work.

I wonder if there is not some sort of a comeback on those contracts if they are not offered work?.


the great advert take over bid

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 10:50

My android has been just the same, split picture, dark grey screen, couldnt turn off just frozen, the adverts were nothing to do with the site they were gone by 1am I dont think the techi team mended it. Just something invading our pads. Unless someone was hacking the site but I think that unlikely.

When I first had my tablet I asked our computer fixer if I need extra security, he said no at the time because it was diificult for anyone to break into mobile devices, he has changed his mind now.


Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 10:39
pansyface wrote (see)

And how is one supposed to take out a mortgage or even plan a monthly budget under those conditions?

The same as if they were on the dole or claiming benefits I suppose.

With regard to 12 hours a day shifts, then time off, isnt that what nurses do?

When we were grave digging we did exactly that, we could be flat out 7 days a week, digging on a Sunday as well, because next week there may not be one. Teaches you to budget. Dont spend a good weeks wages in one week, save some for next week.


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 01:35

I have Perki, can you post a pic of your gargoyle when he's finished.


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 01:12

Blow it!! I didnt see Wolf Hall, wonder if I can get it on catch up or something?

Seems I have filled the front page here with comments, better get off, I am on a hypo roll tonight, where can I post next

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