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Posted: 10/04/2015 at 18:11

ooh saw cats in Edinburgh a while ago now - we were up in circle, those in stalls would n't see the light changes on the stage adding to the atmosphere - Oh Sorry , perhaps shouldn't have said that - loved it though 

Need a Fuchsia Ricatoni as well, will fill in a gap in the front agrden and was in the original planting plan but would prefer a mature plant.

I can never see plant blends either, very envious of those that can visualize the whole picture. That's why my curved fairy garden is still such a mess and very gappy

Seed disc for hanging baskets

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 18:04

I've used them - they do need to be kept moist and I kept mine inside until I saw strong seedlings, plastic bag is just for germination, as soon as you have that remove the bag, keep them under cover if you can for a while until you have strong seedlings and then TLC


Posted: 10/04/2015 at 16:46

Back from GC and docs -Seems wound is breaking down again. End of conversation there 

At GC 2 lovely clematis, was nearly 3 but wanted a yellow one for a place in garden and there was this lovely pink and white so didn't buy either

Anyway did find a Crystal Fountain which I love and a deep red one who's name escapes me but I have seen it mentioned on here(Mme Julia Correvan) both are short growers, also some carrot seedlings, can never get them to germinate and loads of compost - Tomerite gro bags and miracle gro compost

So many lovely plants though 



Posted: 10/04/2015 at 12:32


Confession time - was low because - well- have had to phone hospital  in the end, waiting for a return call

We were going to big GC (that one Lizzie) but after lunch will now go to a smaller one (more expensive as well) but need quite alot of stuff and cheering up and I do have a voucher for 50% off a plant

Have spent morning feeding containers - what a waste of time so one of things I need are slow release fertiliser.

One water butt now empty and its a big one (300l) as well, 2 more to go!



Posted: 09/04/2015 at 18:11

Thank you - can't wait 


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 17:37

Lovely day, sat in garden, went for a walk - only round houses, but but do enjoy looking at the daft things people do to their front gardens - fortunately not many just 'car parks'

Made another bamboo weaving support, this time for sweet peas. Love this time when veg beds are all about to start their hard work and looking ready for action.

Planted on some of sunflowers - a couple of varieties have had less than 50 % germination, one was old seed so expected, but the other wasn't.


Mmmm summer house and chilled wine sounds a great idea, shame you live so far away

Still yuk - not really the garden - black dog a bit at present I think, he comes sometimes but not very often- he also goes quite quickly



Posted: 09/04/2015 at 15:22

Hello there

Great GC labelling there Winter 

Have woven another sweet pea support, S. peas will go in over weekend. Done some sowing and potted on the sunflowers that were 2 leaves and leaping!!

Can't believe just been to SM and nothing gardeny fell into the trolley - mind you feeling bit fed up with stuff at present.



Posted: 08/04/2015 at 18:05

Just a thought Star gaze Lily but if that oak is impeding in any way on NDN's property it might be an idea to contact your council tree officer and get it protected.

The lovely one (not in my garden) we have found is protected . If it wasn't NDN and I were going to see if it was possible for us to protect it




Posted: 08/04/2015 at 17:20


Busy day - too good to miss and OH did some heavy duty work for me, emptying bags of spent compost and raking it in, moving big pots as I am trying to have a new look on patio (well not that different), emptying some other pots - has his uses sometimes!!

Middle veg bed is prepared and a trellis affair up for the mange tout - made it by weaving bamboo

Will do another one for sweet peas if it stays up

Also planted some plants bought them a while back from local GC - £10 for3- good sized pot and was surprised how good the roots were.

Quite feel like having a trip out somewhere wile the weather is good- need towork on OH 

Mystery viburnum

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 17:11

I thought flowering currant - Ribes

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moving them 
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Which bulbs 
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Penstemon- but which variety

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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Jewell garden - suggestions

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Jewell garden - suggestions

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