Mark 1963


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Shed - man or womans world?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 12:15

My Shed, my next-door neighbor, I'm sure this spelling is wrong, gave me his old kitchen table. there is a bookshelf and other shelves for seed trays. Fold away chairs. A bench for changing into garden clothes. A potting area which doubles for my arts and crafts and a radio. The walls are covered in garden/wildlife articles and pictures from newspapers and mags. Outside above the door I have a outdoors clock. 

It's not much but it's mine!

Anybody watching The Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 12:30

Hi Rio

We have been blessed with Beechgrove for a few decades here in Scotland. The Beeb have only been showing in England since last year.

Jim McColl is a legend up here

Silver Birch Catkins

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 22:29

thanks for that, they do look lovely

Silver Birch Catkins

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 21:59

This must be the first year, OK we have only been in this house three, that I have seen so many catkins on the silver birch trees in the garden. They look absolutely wonderful!

What happens to them? do they just fall off? or do they flower?

Favourite Garden Pest

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 22:15

Ok, this might be me but do you have a favourite pest? You know that eat your garden or cause damage, but you just cannot help but like them. My 'loveable rogue' is the Scarlett Lily Beetle. They are such a lovely bright red.

I also found the other day the most humungous slug, it must have been two inches long. It's markings were the cross between mackerel and a tabby cat. It's most likely inside a blackbird now has I put it in the middle of the grass. Not loveable just fascinating.

Photo's

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 22:03
lisa massey wrote (see)

Hello Mark, it's a Primula Auricula, it's a border auricula from a collection my mum bought as plug plants a few years ago.

Thanks for that Lisa, noted in my note book

Photo's

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 18:40

I like this one, is it a polyanthus?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43828.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

help with azalea

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 16:05

thanks all, I'll take on board your comments

help with azalea

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 06:39

can someone help please

help with azalea

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:41

any thoughts why our azalea is not showing any buds? we have had it 2 years and has not budded once. it is in a east facing border and although the border is clay it was planted in ericaceous soil and is fed and top dressed twice a year.

we treat it the same as the rhoddie, at that has a mass of buds.

it was in flower when we bought it. the labels on them say May flowering, just feel its leaving it late to show flowers

Discussions started by Mark 1963

Pot Mums, In or Out?

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pot mums

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need tlc after a horrible summer

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scented viola "Etain"

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snapdragons

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fuchsias slow to flower

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droopy petunias

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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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