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Mark 1963

Latest posts by Mark 1963

Baby hedgehog

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 06:06

Hi Dorset, that reminds me when I lived alone, one morning there was a right commotion downstairs. A grey squirrel had got through the cat flap and was trying to get out. I just to open all the doors leading to the garden and wait for its frenzy activity to take it out.

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 22:43

Bob Flowerdew, GQT, Question, "When is the best time to take cuttings?"

Bob's answer, "When no-one is looking!"

Baby hedgehog

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 22:39

Wee thing I have a soft spot for the young of animals

Strictly 2014

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 22:34

Love Jake's dance tonight, but more importantly who is going to win Bake Off! My money is on Richard the builder, SEVEN!

Kalanchoe care

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 22:29

Thank Mike, I will do a few leaves first to get my confidence up.

Kalanchoe care

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 19:25

Thanks Philippa

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 19:23

Hi Bob, like you I do all the landscaping in the cooler months. I have a boarder to extend, I want to put three rows of plants in next year instead of one like this year. They looked like a row in a firing squad!

Kalanchoe care

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:40

Just picked this up today in a sale. It looks like a succulent. I have been on a website giving care tips, just wondered what other people have to say.


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:36

I take mind out the garden about now, give the roots a trim to fit into a 3 to 4 inch flower pot. Cut back some top growth and keep them in the garage up against the window. I also pile up old polystyrene trays around them to reflect the light back on them. Also to prevent any grey mould, I dust them in yellow surpher.

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:26

I like this time of year, all your success in the garden is now safely on camera and all your mistakes are in the compost bin. I always find this time of the year is a real leveler, all the neighbourly competitiveness is over and we are back to a blank canvas. I know some people garden all through the year, but I don't see the point,  you work all day. It's dark when you get home, which only leaves the weekend.

My new year starts at the end of February when my seed sowing begins. So there is a few more bulbs to plant and a hedge to cut, then it's feet up catching up with my gardening reading.

Discussions started by Mark 1963

winter pansies and violas

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holly tree

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New Year gardening resolutions

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Movie quotes

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apple id

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non flowering hebe

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I cannot wait for the first frost

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Top jobs for the weekend

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moving snapdragons

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Thinning Calendula seedlings

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Arty question

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why do bananas spell?

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Remember to wash your bird feeders

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tools missing in action (MIA)

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now I have seen everything!

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