philippa smith2

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Do you have an allotment?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:29

It strikes me as unlikely that those who seriously read a Personal Finance magazine would be misled into thinking that an allotment would be much of a money saver.

The best thing about "growing your own" is the satisfaction and the taste as well as the chance to eat organic produce.  The low cost of food available these days rarely offers the chance of saving money per se.


No good asking nicely...

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:16

Herons here always seem to be more prevalent when the elvers are around in the local river.  They have wiped out some neighbouring ponds of fish .......given mine a fright or two.

Tetley..........."senile dentures ?"  Now that conjures up an image   Sorry, couldn't made me giggle 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:08

Finally managed to fleece and polythene my 2 citrus....Lemon and Medica....both planted in the garden.

Next things are my Cacti........some protection from south facing stone wall but it looks set to be cold here so need to do them tomorrow.

Everywhere still very wet so a proper frost will not be welcome here

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 17:02 meant surface and some ?.....I thought I'd be piggy and do it for you.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 16:37

Excellent tining !

pots or ground?

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 17:37 tree lillies have been in the ground for 3 seasons now.  No problems with them at all even tho our wind can be a real killer.  They stand up well and have multiplied happily.

David Bowie

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 17:04

Depends how you define "legacy" .  There are many people who contribute quietly to this world but don't receive accolades, fame, call it what you will.

David Bowie was an important part of many people's lives and rightfully so........he should be remembered as such but to say, as one report would have it ..."that he changed the face of Britain and how Britain was viewed by the world " is, I think putting too much on one man. 

He should be remembered for what he gave to us all...........and what he will still give to those of us who enjoyed his work.

In the light of recent "differences", this is not intended to offend, upset or otherwise cause a huff..........just my thoughts on the passing of someone who gave pleasure to millions.


Invasive Weed??

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 16:16

I like it helps to soften the edges of pots which can look a bit stark and "new".  If the plant in the pot likes the same conditions as mentioned by Tetley, I'd be tempted to leave it alone

Tetley......speaking of "tarting up", some helpful person noticed a bare spot in one of my wall mangers last night ( I'm directly on to the street ) and stuck a plastic Hydrangea flower in there.  I was a bit offended at first but then thought it didn't look too bad and filled the gap left by a Weevilled heuchera.  It's usually coke cans or cigarette ends so I should count myself lucky

Which subjects............

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 17:51

I don't think Tripe can be discussed at all off left where it belongs I think...........just the sight of it

But Mushy peas are fine..........not too mushy........just a hint of crunch ......delicious

Oops, you weren't just about to sit down to a meal were you ?  Sorry about that

Which subjects............

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 17:22


Tripe........  Mushy Peas...

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Anyone successfully growing this ? 
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What camera set up ? 
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