Maud is in the garden

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Talkback: Cleavers

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 15:45

Glad im not a gosling or have scurvy. Im sick of them as fast as i get rid of them more appear. Thanks Jo


Posted: 18/07/2012 at 12:49

Just pulled my last lot of rhubarb, it hasnt stopped growing. Mine is next to the a compost heap so is enjoying that as well as all the rain. It gets bigger year after year and i really dont do anything to it

Talkback: Cleavers

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 12:47

Have had loads growing in the garden, what a pain its everywhere. Do you htink it likes the wet weather? As you say Shrinking violet they get caught in the cats fur and as one of them doesnt like being brushed its not easy to get them out. I have always known them as Sweethearts is that a Sussex thing do you think.

Biggest Aspidistra ???

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 12:43

I too have an aspidestra called Albert, i live in a victorian house so thought it was an appropriate name. He is quite beautiful and sits in the frint room with a palm called Malcolm. Albert is quite slow growing but then i do forget to water him, always remeber to water the garden though. My husband thinks im mad giving them names bit what do you expect from someone whose bike is named Alan.

Golden rule

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 12:39

I tend to prune when the plants get untidy or overgrown. Sill find it a mystery as you do jean. Buddlias are supposed to be cut back in spring but i tend to chop them in the autumn when i put the garden to bed for the winter. My huge Honeysuckle had a maasive hair cut last year as it had got very woody, this year its beautiful masses of flowers. Go with your gut feelings i reckon.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 12:33

Showers today but very light. Went into town on bike and someone pinched the shower cap i use to cover the saddle. Tumble dryer being delivered friday of next week, so i reckon on rain until then. Does anyone know why the jet stream has settled over us?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 10:17

You look gorgeous Geoff. I swim twice a week and im happier in a costume which i hang up in the greenhouse to dry. We have sunshine and clouds today, of course ir rained yesterday when the olympic flame came through Worthing.Going to buy a tumble dryer today so the weather should change when it gets delivered.

What is your kind of garden?

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 16:54

Im a sucker for the reduced plants at the garden centre, was given a gift token for my birthday so came away with loads i could either split up or take cuttings from. You can always find room for 1 more plant is my thinking. Luckily i have several friends who buy similar things so we always swap around so end up with lots of different things.People who garden are good people

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 16:50

No rain so far today managed to potter in the garden as knee is still bad from falling over in the mud at allotment. Actually got the washing dry outside and cut the lawn. Think tomorrow is also going to be good but not crossing my fingers. So lovely to see the sunshine and have the backdoor open.

Talkback: Wet weather on the veg plot

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 16:47

Finally got to allotment on thurs only to find 1 huge marrow, luckily the husband has a recipe for making it into a curry, good job he likes it is all i can say on that. Plenty of raspberries got a bit carried away picking them and edned up falling over. Managed to hurt my bad knee so have done very little since. Still getting lots of little cucumbers in thr greenhouse, just waitng for the right weather to ripen the tomatoes and chillies. Did manage to dig uo first of the new potatoes , grew pink fir apple this year. Delicious

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