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Seed swap

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 13:38

I have a pack of Mr F strawberry seeds. I was going to have a go at growing them but have now been given loads of strawberry plants. If anyone would like them they are variety 'Delician'. They need to be sown soon

I had them for nowt.


Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 13:33

That is a lovely blue flower, Thaiger. It seems to have many uses, we have pea flowers, though now some are for eating the pods and some (sweetpeas) are for their wonderful scent. We won't have any in our gardens though until the summer.

Fork Handles

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 13:07

I was going to say that your snowdrops were well advanced, mine ae just peeking through, then I saw that you are on Cornwall. Hope they don't get spoilt, A real herald of spring 

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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 12:17

The cat is the one that was so poorly before, sores on back and then this sickness so its off to vet this afternoon. Originally they thought she may have ingested some sort of poison, then they thought it was an allergy, last time thye didn't know but put her on a special diet for a week or so, now it starts again. She has always been a playful cat and had started playing, after the last bout, today she is just following me around mewing

I read that chicken pooh for brassicas, nothing for onions and roots and farmyard manure for beans, peas etc.

I did chicken pellets on brassicas last year and they worked a treat, mind you it may be that I am beginning to get the hang of this veggie growing lark

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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 11:45

We now know that it is the tumble dryer that is tripping the electricity, not a fault on the system.

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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 11:26

Whoops again - Note to me for New Year - check posts before I post

Geoff Hamilton 

Just walked round garden, removed  debris from a clump of snowdrops just emerging. New roses are sprouting, Sedum has some rosettes coming. Does it mean Spring is beginning to spring. Have very few daffodils to judge  by. Next autumn when I have more structure the plan is to plant them. Snowdrops were already here.

Washng machines do get a blame for a lot don't they

Flo - Oh Dear

Wwe are going to test tumble dryer today as we have survived without any more electricity cuts, but have to check today.

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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 11:04


DVD of David Hamilton gardening has come and another seed catalogue.

Going to start surreptitiously removing Christmas. OH insists that we wait till 12th night so I take down a little each day! He doesn't seem to notice if all the little odds and ends go, I think he woud if the Christmas tree did though! 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 10:51

Yesterday I just enjoyed walking in the garden. Today when I thought I would do some work in it it is dull, coudy and OH says rain is forecast for later.

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Posted: 02/01/2013 at 10:46


Morning all

Late this morning

Cleared up sick AGAIN Cat being poorly AGAIN so its back to the vet AGAIN

Will you tell us when its itime to increase the circulation of Garden News Pam, please.

Kevin where are you? Who is he?

flooding lawn

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 22:11

Might not flood, might be drought next! 

Discussions started by Matty2

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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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