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Posted: 25/10/2014 at 15:12

Good day

Caught up on today - well was only going to look back a page ot two but HAD to find out why bananas were a strong topic of conversation. Never eat mine green - too hard

Have declared tomorrow GH day so OH cannot say, when asked for help, that he did not know. 

Today I have been sorting my begonia corms - discovered 6 with out label - now I know 3 are red and 3 are yellow but which 

Congrats on being an Aunty, Love it when the next generation start  to appear - expecting 2nd grandchild in January - they have opted not to know the sex - nothing they can do about it anyway


Posted: 24/10/2014 at 19:26



Posted: 24/10/2014 at 17:45

Good day

I have been swimming today and it always makes me very tired (well that's my exuse)

Dug over another raised bed and sunk the pots of a grape vine and a honeysuckle in it so they survive the winter - not sure where to put themt

Yesterday finally planted garlic and broad beans. had to dig those beds first as well

Also have put Pudding fruit to soak, spent most afternoon knitting but heart not in it and keep making mistakes - will be too small for GD by the time I have it finished

ash from wood burner

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 12:33

I use my wood ash as a top dressing on fruit trees and fruit bushes. The only mention I found of it was an ancient gardening book, It says only top dress with it during month November to February. 

I have done this then in spring lightly forked the residue into soil and top dressed as usual

I worked along the rows (2 pans a tree/bush) rather than spreading it about

I also put it into my compost bins thoroughly mixed

Not to sure about roses, I haven't done that

Do check that there are no chemicals on the wood (sometimes kindling has a bit)

It's my birthday

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 12:22

I'm a September Virgo as well

Happy birthday Bekkie

Looking back perhaps it's the gardeners 'sign' - I think it's an earth sign 


Posted: 23/10/2014 at 11:40


Welcome Pauline

No real plans today, OH has gone to supermarket, just hope he buys the right stuff for C.Pudding making tomorrow

Must plant garlic and broad beans bought the seed yesterday. That will involve digging over bed (well loosening soil).

Also need to plant camelia from yesterday - it has buds

And 3 cornish pasties please Dove - solves the dinner problem tonight, Thanks , Ta


Posted: 22/10/2014 at 22:50

I have one - find it useful to level out the layers as well as mixing

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 17:04

Thanks all for kind thoughts


Posted: 22/10/2014 at 17:03

Been to GC - camelia (dark red) on wish list, pansies (more!), broad beans, large tall rigid bean/sweet pea support - oh what fun trying to get it(180cm high) into car and a little light up cherry blossom tree for you know when



Posted: 22/10/2014 at 12:20

Good day

Wrote along post and it just disappeared

Can't remember what I wrote either

Garden survived the storm, after last year when so many of my pots were damaged I think I have mastered the knack of storm proofing.

Daughter and P have put in an offer on house we all went to see yesterday - just right for  them and quirky, just suit my daughter, waiting to hear with fingers and toes crossed

DD pleased all OK

Lizzie - you seem to be having a very busy time again  - not overstretching yourself are you

Hoping to go to large GC (a real treat this afternoon) Hope OH is feeling wealthy

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moving them 
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Beautiful flower but .... 
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What is this?

I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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Plant ID please

Hope some one can help! 
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