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Latest posts by Mark 1963

Repairing a hose

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 16:16

Hi All, thanks for the info. Connector it is. Are they a bit bulky going around the reel

Just getting started and had several garden thefts

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 12:19

Hi All, might be a bit late in the day to suggest this, what I do with our pots out the front on the gravel, is drive long tent pegs through the drainage holes and into the ground before filling with earth. This is mainly to stop the postie knocking them over, but it will deter anyone stealing them.

Repairing a hose

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 12:07

I have a small hole in the hose pipe. I was thinking of repairing it with a bicycle puncture repair kit. Will that work or is there something better?

Anyone grown Swan River daisies ?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 05:43

thanks Lyn, I know what you mean about looking untidy. I might not do them after this year.

Weird dream last night

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 22:05

Hi, I had a weird last night, I was helping Monty Don and Nigel clear a bog garden!

OK dream analysis, work that one out?

Anyone grown Swan River daisies ?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 22:00

Hi, I am growing Swan River daisies for the first time this year. They are quite big now I was just wondering when will the flowers appear. Mine look quite 'fern' like. they seem to flop in the rain, but pick themselves back up when the sun comes out.

Anyone grown these before, how was your experience with them?

polyanthus

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:14

Hi, polyanthus come from primroses which are a woodland plant, so they flower well in dapple and partial shade. What I do this time of the year is dig mine up, trim off all the dead flowers and yellow/brown leaves and put them in pots. I take them to the North facing side of the garden and leave them they all summer. Keep them moist and put slug pellets around them. They will come back again in flower next late winter early spring. Well they do for me. Still do this for the ones still flowering but put them in a rain shadow. I have some under the honeysuckle at the moment. I find if they get to wet the flowers and leaves go mushy. Hope this helps

egg shell found in the garden

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 06:41

thanks all

egg shell found in the garden

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 21:08

Hi

I have found a light blue plain egg shell about an inch long in the garden, any ideas what bird it's from?

World Naked Gardening Day

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 21:53

Hi Scott, here's one you can tell on Sunday.

Two vicars were having coffee, when one mentioned that he was bothered by bats in the bell tower. The second vicar said he had the same problem but they have gone away now. 'How did you manage that' said the first vicar?' 'Easy' said the second vicar, 'Just make them members, you'll never see them again!'

Discussions started by Mark 1963

Garden update

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French lavender

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Beetle ID

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my first succulent

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Beware queen wasps looking for a home

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thompson and morgan late deliveries

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Repairing a hose

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Weird dream last night

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Anyone grown Swan River daisies ?

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egg shell found in the garden

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Silver Birch Catkins

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Favourite Garden Pest

or you should not like them, but you do 
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help with azalea

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saw my first swallow today

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crocks in your pots

cant believe they paid someone to do this 
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