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Posted: 18/11/2012 at 18:45

I have one of those cultivators. _4 spikes and a centre point. You put it in and turn it round and weeds are dislodged. without gigging. I have a bad back, foot, shoulder so means I can still garden and easy to move weeds

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Posted: 18/11/2012 at 18:22

Dean it is always sad, like Figrat doing memorial gardening for his old friends, still it is good that us gardening folk can help in positive and practical ways like that.


What's for tea?

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 17:38

Yesterday we had roast chicken and all the trimmings. Son was home for meal. Today salmon with kurly kale. Cut off the crown of a plant today as seem to be past best. Got covered in white fly, Am going to grow tagetes next year they are supposed to work. For afters OH and dog will have cheese, I'll have the rest of the melon nedley started yesterday - special offer in Morrisons!

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Posted: 18/11/2012 at 17:27

Morning Inka.

Lovely day today but don't think forecast for rest of week is very good

Gloves didn't completely work for me today, took them off to remove weeds from rose pot and wham! nasty sharp thorn got me good and proper  Own fault

Nose has started to run now. guess i have a cold, first one of season


Posted: 18/11/2012 at 15:19

Love cooking programmes, went off them, but Great british Bake off and Masterchef the pro's I love. I am in my early young 60's to. always loved gardening but only become 'fixated' by it since moved here. Used to cook a lot as well, since I don't work have more time for that as well, at moment OH does most of it though

I simply don't believe it

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 15:14

I had amagnolia that often had a small flush of flowers in autumn.

Couple of bees whizzed past my head today and yes I to have greenfly on some rosebuds!!!!

Have a  David Austin rose 'Molineux' wich is still producing lovely flowers.

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Posted: 18/11/2012 at 15:09

That's me done for the day. Head still banging but maybe it will come to nothing.

Now have 4 pots of the grass  2 smaller clumps and gave them all a hair cut.  Might put a couple in pots either side of front door. Still have a way to go on bed though, one corner looks really messy still, but it is weeded etc. Birds are fed - need more food though

That dog has a look that Oscar dog has when he is feeling bouncy.

Forgot to say couple of bees whizzed past my head

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Posted: 18/11/2012 at 14:31

Just planted rose - a rambler 'Phyllis Bide' on my bower structure. Have some more on order (bare roots) but this one was in a pot. Any one know it?

OH says jewell bed looks a lot better, but I still think I can do more, maybe not today though. See what else I need to do - oh I know have to pot up some of the grass.

Daughter just text to say she is making gingerbread houses this Christmas.

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Posted: 18/11/2012 at 13:05

Never go out without garden gloves on at moment Gary.

Come in for lunch an a rest - bacon sandwich treat

Looked a jewell bed from house and still looks a mess so guess will have to pull up some more grass But which ones to keep original idea going.

Moaning I might be but it is a lovely grass at moment in centers has deep autumn brown /red fronds. Am going to pot a couple up for future use. i just planted too many to start with.

OH has dug me a big hole to plant a rose in so will do that later. He also dug and planted a peone pot for frost protection till I can plant it in spring.

I do take care Lottie, thanks for your concern.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 11:36


Glorious day. Woke up to a covering of frost, Bright and sunny and not as cold as I thought, a garden tidying day.

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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Jewell garden - suggestions

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