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Pottie Pam

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No keys on ash trees

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 16:01

There are at least 20 ash trees round my fields but none have got seeds or 'keys' on this year. the trees look healthy and no sign of die back but seems strange there are no seeds.


Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:30

Good morning all,

Hope everyone is okay. there's just been a few heavy showers this morning but probably not enough to soak in.

I'm lucky that I don't get bitten too often by mozzies. I was reading that they are reseaching why some dogs never have fleas. My dog never has but maybe it's because he's not fat or smelly.




Posted: 14/07/2014 at 18:07

Hi OL, I'm no expert by any means but I think agapanthus like to be root bound so there wouldn't be room for anything else in the pot but maybe in the first year you might be able to grow something else in before the agapanthus  fills the pot.

Maybe not to late to have some petunias this year. I've seen some trays of them  being sold off really cheap.


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.

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