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Posted: 14/07/2014 at 16:58

Good afternoon all,

Love agapanthus, Stacey. I've got quite a few blue ones in pots and some in the ground. they are all quite big plants but I've only got one flower on each plant. They are all quite root bound and the ones in the ground I buried big tiles round them to keep them a bit constricted. On a radio gardening program they said said you should never feed them so I'm going to starve mine so I might get more flowers next year.


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:05

Good evening all,

(That sounds like Dixon of dock Green) not that I remember being 27.

Lovely that your mum is having nice thoughts, Dove.

My DIL likes to have arguments with gentlemen from the Sub-Continent. The last one also said she had problems with her laptop. When she put him right and slammed the phone down he rang straight back. She said that she would report him for harassment but he said she was harassing him and if she did it again he would turn the black box off to their house.


Posted: 05/07/2014 at 16:11

Good afternoon all,

Having checked in for a few days so I hope everyone is okay.

I know how you feel OL. Mine are married now with children of their own so now I worry about the grandchildren. Could you perhaps give the parents of the party giver a call to see if everything is above board? You are right to insist on knowing where he is going. We always used to say to our children that they could ring us at any time if things got out of hand and they wanted to come home.

He will probably have a great time but it is hard to let go and realise that he is growing up.

Which birds nest is this?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:01

On Springwatch they featured a goldfinch nest and mentioned the poo arround the sides of the nest.


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 07:30

I've got quite a big pond. I always have lots of toad tadpoloes but never frogs.  Its built on an old mining site so I wonder if the water might be too acid for frogs. This year the toad tadpoles don't seeem to have grown much and there's no sign of legs. The toad spawn was laid early so surely they should have developed by now.

Cheap alternative for basket / trough liners?

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 07:13

Years ago on some gardening programme (I think it was Alan Tichmarsh) they used an old wooly jumper. That would work well if it wasn't a bright colour and would retain a bit of moisture too.

I put a disposable nappy in my baskets before I put the compost in. That really helps with the watering. I tear the nappy apart first.


Posted: 26/06/2014 at 15:56

It will be lovely next week Rosemummy. We just needed some rain to make it more beautiful for your hols.

I planted some leeks out  that I'd grown from seed in the raised bed this afternoon and in spite of a morning of heavy rain the ground was still  so dry.


Posted: 26/06/2014 at 07:58

Good morning all,

Wow, congratulations Clari. Can we all start looking for a new hat?

The rain has just arrived here in my part of Cornwall. Never thought I'd be looking forward to rain after the wet spring.


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 07:02

Good morning all,

Another beautiful day.

Orchid Lady and family looked beautiful. Even boys love the chance to dress smart at times.

Problems with my Spuds

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 09:02

Hi Mark,

I saw the first signs of blight on my early potatoes about ten days ago. Apparently it's striking early this year. It was just a few blotches on the leaves on mine.

I did as Dove said on cut all the leaves down to the ground and burnt the leaves. My family and I are eating the potaoes as fast as possible before the blight gets down into them but luckily there's a decent crop and they taste delicious.

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