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Latest posts by Pauline 7

Shrivelled and dry mail order plants?

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 12:00

Nanny,  couldn't you give it a good watering before you dig if it doesn't rain. 

broad beans

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 10:33

Thanks Dove,  I guess I'm being a bit impatient.  We do keep it well watered as it gets a lot of sun where they are. 

broad beans

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 09:59

I have tried growing broad beans for the first time.  I have got loads of flowers on them,  but when can I expect to see some beans. 

Anyone have damage from last night's tulmultous weather?

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 09:25

I think I have lost the 2 sunflowers I managed to grow from the seeds I saved from last year's plants.  I have still got some more of the seeds left. Is it too lateto try some more? 

Multi-bum stawberries

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 11:06

I have never grown strawberries,  but many years ago I used to grade soft fruit as a job,  (very very boring but I needed the money ). I saw strawberries like these quite often. 

coleus - painted nettle

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 09:55

Thanks Dove   

coleus - painted nettle

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 07:41

Thanks Hefty and Dove.  I think I will get one and treat it as an annual and try my hand at taking a cutting towards the end of the season. 

Dove,  when I take a cutting do I just put it in water or will I need rooting powder?  I have never tried before.  

I might even try growing some from seed when the time is right,  (when is that ) 

Thanks again 

coleus - painted nettle

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 06:44

Looking round my local garden centre yesterday I saw a plant with beautiful coloured leaves.  It was only labeled as a coleus. 

When I got home I tried looking it up on the Internet, to find out how easy it is to look after and if I could have it in my garden , but could not find much about it at all. 

Can anyone help me please? 


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 17:08

Hi all,  had to drop off OH's time sheet, next door to B&M and rescued a Cape Marigold.  Looks just right for the gap in my border. 

Cut the front and back lawns,  got OH to strim the edges, to save me going round with the hand shears.  I can't use a strimmer because the vibrations hurt my back. 

Hope everyone has had a good day 

How do you clean old labels

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 16:58

With the price of new labels is it worth trying to clean them? 

Discussions started by Pauline 7

I need your help

I need you to encourage me to lose weight  
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Caterpillars on my sprouts

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I think I've done it

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broad beans

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coleus - painted nettle

Are they easy to look after?  
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Last Post: 01/06/2015 at 19:18

toadstools in my lawn

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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 07:02

First time growing veg

Any advice  
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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 18:27

One for the ladies. ......

and the gents if you're so inclined  
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Hydro Mousse

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What order?

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What flowers in February?

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aerating shoes

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before and after

My back garden, before and after. As promised 
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how to cut back. 
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How has this happened?

Sunflower with 3 heads 
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