Patsy F

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pet companions

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 20:18

Loana - Is 'your girl' a Pointer?  She look just like my son's German/Siberian Pointer, called Otto.  He's a lovely boy!


Posted: 20/03/2017 at 18:17

Apparently, according to GQT'S Eric Robson, it is very tasty in salads!  I haven't tried it myself, but I might.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 21:41

Foggy early this morning, but a beautiful sunny day with clear, blue skies and a fresh wind - I loved it!

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 21:39

Yes, but in a hurry as I was meeting a friend for lunch!  Cut back a couple of fuchsias and potted one on.  Edged the herbaceous border.  After lunch, not back until 4pm, edged the rest of the borders (but quickly) then mowed the verge, front and back lawn!  Looks better, but still lots to do!

Gardening and the use of the Wheelbarrow

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 16:03


elegant and cost effective way to support dahlias

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 16:42

I seem to recall Monty Don demonstrating on GW using steel rods of various sizes, which can be purchased from builders' merchants - they are bendable so can be used for a variety of plants (economical too).

Show me your Hanging Baskets

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 20:33

I seem to recall a method of using 2 hanging baskets, making a ball, which look like your pictures, HydrangeaKate.  Good advice here from Mark re Calibrachoa.  It is a daily chore to keep them looking good - watering, feeding, deadheading!  Very rewarding, though!

Pressure Washer

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 20:55

Very happy with our Karcher, and the previous one!

What plans or changes do you have for your garden this year?

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 10:31

I am planning on extending a very boring, narrow border by a north facing fence, which is to be replaced shortly with a more attractive one.  The only plant which does very well there is a Clematis Comtesse du Bouchard, the 2 roses are coming out as are the geraniums, which apart from attractive foliage do not flower well (they will be placed in a sunny spot). The shape will be curved, to follow on from the rest of that side of the garden, and about 10' deep and 16' wide.  I will be looking for tall shrubs and underplanting with various smaller plants (yet to be decided) and lots of Spring bulbs.  

I also have ideas for my front garden, which is mostly grass with a crazy paved parking area.  I would really like to decrease the size of the lawn and replace with lots of colourful, show-stopping plants. Maybe next year!

Mint problems

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 10:10

I have quite a few pots of mint and each Spring I cut them right down, lift them from the pots, check the roots and more often than not as they will be healthy and vigorous, split them into two or maybe three plants and re-pot with fresh compost, then water a put them in a not too sunny spot. Hopefully, yours will be fine too. 

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