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Latest posts by philippa smith2

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 17:19

Bit late Gemma but hope you see this before disappearing under the table

Happy Birthday

hazel trees

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 17:16

Plenty of catkins here but old trees...........just hang on

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 19:14

All the usual culprits plus


GS Woodpecker ...female at the moment........male later

My Long tail tits come in waves......they never seem to spend more than an hour or two in my garden but at this time, every couple of days.  I've noticed this for years.    

Room 101

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 17:38

Awful habit.  Makes me physically retch when I hear someone start gargling in readiness.  Don't even need to see the result

Gardening clobber...

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 18:12


Is it just me or is that left leg ( right on your pic) smiling

Room 101

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 17:57


Litter louts and Fly tippers

Supermarket checkouts where they hand you a ton of bits of paper offering money off the items you have just bought

People who take advantage of others in any form

Modern journalism


Adults, including the medical profession, who persist in using the words Poo and Wee and thereby treating us all as if we were toddlers.

Macdonalds, Burger vans, etc. which waft awful "fried food" smells all over the place when you are shopping. 

Shop staff who, when asked for a particular thing which you and others have been buying regularly for years, say "Oh, there isn't a demand for that "

Unidentified plant!!!

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 17:21

I'm not recommending this by any means but I have recently  discovered that Aeoniums will survive being frosted

hollowed out log

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 17:12

Ooops....sorry Michael.......a Happy New Year to you too

hollowed out log

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 17:11

My thoughts too Gemma 

investing in a heated propagator.

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:49

That is so true

That is a good size tunnel you have.  If me, I would definitely go for a hot bed rather than a Prop. ( or 2 or 3 ).

If simply for raising plants, my feeling would be for an independent hot bed at staging level.  Easier to insulate for one thing plus you can keep pots of stuff on there when not using or to boost the bottom heat of seedlings you have grown and pricked out.  Cuttings too are easy to do.....don't need to put them in pots, just straight into the soil/compost.

Do I sound biased ?  Just a bit I guess

Be interested to hear what you decide and how it works out

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Timber Compost Bins

Close boarded or open ? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 16:52

Elymus magellanicus - Blue wheat grass ( I think ! )

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Last Post: 23/01/2015 at 17:05

Great gardening weather

Dry, sunny and no wind for a change . 
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Last Post: 13/01/2015 at 19:47

Carex trifida "Rekohu Sunrise"

Anyone growing this ? 
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Last Post: 22/12/2014 at 19:15


Seed sowing. 
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Last Post: 20/12/2014 at 18:00

Kindle e readers

Advice sought from Kindle users. 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 22:49

Papaver orientale " Black and White "

Anyone growing this one ? 
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Last Post: 07/12/2014 at 16:33

Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

anyone grown this ? 
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Last Post: 07/12/2014 at 13:29

Nandina domestica

Regenerating old plant. 
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Last Post: 01/12/2014 at 18:33

Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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Last Post: 06/11/2014 at 09:37


Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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Last Post: 25/11/2014 at 15:54


How to politely educate someone ? 
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Last Post: 05/10/2014 at 17:19


What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 08:59

Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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Last Post: 28/08/2014 at 14:54

Recommended varieties

Best performers 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 09:28
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