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Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:12

Mikey.......better in your garden than mine


Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:16

To make a meal of Bulgar wheat with Garlic, Toms and Cucumber and Parsley.  You can bulk up your Avocado and GS with chicken or quorn if you are so inclined Classic summer scoff.............if the sun ever shines this year


Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:50

Forget the vinaigrette........mash with Garam Masala

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:46 plastic bags...........I've been moving all sorts of plants  between the UK and Europe for many can be done without too much problem...........doing away with rigid pots gives far more room...........most of my plants jump to attention once they see me with a plastic bag 


Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:40 works wonderfully............I've managed a few nice little trees that way

Advice on geraniums and begonias

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:31

It's a nice combination but Lavendar is a hardy shrub whilst your Begonias and Geraniums (I take  i t you mean the Pelargoniums perhaps ?) are not hardy.  Best not  planted in the same windowbox .  If you want a permanent windowbox........plant your lavendars separately ( although you will need to attend to them after a couple of years ).  Otherwise you are making a lot of work for yourself.  Keep your annuals, tender plants in one box......that way, at the end of the summer, you can put them undercover and hopefully save them for the following year

Outside overwintered Geraniums

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:13

you could also use the excess to make new plants

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:54

An excerpt from our Parish magazine........somewhat edited for brevity...........

"Whilst most of us fuss about getting the grass cut and the seeds sown, spare a thought for not only local residents who were flooded yet again this winter but for the poor souls made completely homeless by the floods on the Levels.......................

"A new centre has been set up for donations and collections for flood victims ......The Old Somerfield Distribution Centre, Huntworth Business Park, Junction 24, Bridgwater TA6 6PS.  Open for donations 7 days a week 10 am to 3 pm.  Items needed are Kitchenware, Towels/Bedding, Clothes, Shoes, Toys, Books, paper cups and plates etc  "

I know we are concentrating on plants here but it may just be a thought that a few other items could be stashed in cars/trailers along with the that dreadful advertising jingle goes......"every little helps ". (Did Tesco offer any help btw ? )

Bump for Flossie and Pongo

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 16:44

Clarington............I was going to say how Teed off I was with my neighbours the other day who poured waste water from their car cleaning through the boundary fence into my they don't have a drain on their own property ?

However, this sounds pretty petty compared to your post............don't know what else to say other than I wish you all the best........not much help but...........

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 19:41

I've got a few home made chocs left..........almond, apricot, coconut with marzipan, chilli slivers, mint drops.............unfortunately, I drank the last drop of wine tho......sorry about that

Bump and pats for the little dogs tho

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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Recommended varieties

Best performers 
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Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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Perennial evergreen Grass

What variety ? 
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Sulphate of Potash feed 
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Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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Grass snake

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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 19:26 and then

How things change 
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Cuckoo Spit

First of the season ? 
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Wildlife Pond

Frog tadpoles 
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Ornithogalum longibracteatum/caudatum

general query 
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