Pennine Petal

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Gardening in Afghanistan

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 17:52
Perhaps we need to get Gardener's World on this and get a team out there to help you! They've helped army wives in the UK, perhaps they could go further afield.

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Posted: 26/08/2012 at 14:32

Becks, bu***r|

Dean, you are such a busy man.

Flo, good luck with with Pepper dog.

Pam, I'm always collecting seeds and then forget to do anything with them. Just taken some cuttings of a rose from the car park near work. I think there used to be an old mill there and they left a little border all the way around it. It had small highly scented roses and lovely dark hips, not sure what it is.Crossing y fingers that they will take. There are even apple trees in there.

Rain clearing now, so hope I can get out in the garden, although I'm feeling lazy. Just had a sausage sandwich, probably need a snooze. Don't tell Frank I was talking about the weather again!


Posted: 26/08/2012 at 14:10

Similar in our area, but fortunately we were on the edge of it, so didn't do too much damage. It got to us a little earlier than yours though.

T&m offer

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 11:51
I love value for obey. I must check if we have any vouchers!

Gardening in Afghanistan

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 11:34
Good point Dovefromabove, that is particularly the case with oil crops like palm oil etc.

Budgeio, you can see how our conversations tend to meander from the original post. I love that.

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Posted: 26/08/2012 at 11:27
Foxgloves, a pretty little perennial geranium, verbena bonariensis ( hardly a seedling quite big), hosta. Probably others too, she just throws the seeds in trays or they have self-seeded.

I love geraniums and have lots of varieties, been wanting foxgloves, as all mine disappeared for some reason. I was going to collect some seeds from the wild ones on the verges around here.

Gardening in Afghanistan

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 11:20
You're right there Gary, there is also the cost of heating the greenhouses in Northern Europe if you want an early crop. It's a dilemma for customers though as with other products. Do you buy British with lower flower miles or help developing countries with their export potential? Jordan grows roses for sale in Europe. I like to use flowers for the garden in the house in the summer.

Gardening in Afghanistan

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 10:11
I just read a really interesting article via google about farmers who are now growing flowers to sell instead of opium poppies. Apparently they can make more money from selling the flowers than they can from the poppies. They seem to be selling them locally, but wouldn't it be great if they could sell their flowers outside the country and earn a better income.

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Posted: 26/08/2012 at 10:03
Morning Frank, you're right, let's stop talking about the weather and depressing ourselves. Always look on the bright side of life, eh? De dum, de dum,de dum,de dum,de dum.....

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 09:54
Morning Kate, sun came out here for 5 minutes and then decided it had had enough. Popped out into the garden and everything is soaked. I brought lots of seedlings from my step-daughters and desperate to get them planted, but the slugs and snails are everywhere and I worry that they won't survive.

Just watching BBC News - Chris Akabusi looking very smart this morning.

I am sure your climbers will rise to the challenge, Kate!!

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