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Pottie Pam

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Posted: 03/04/2014 at 16:51

 Is this the daffodil you are looking for,Dove? I never planted it and it's growing in an area of brccken down the bottom of my field. It is quite low growing and hasn't really spread although it's been there over 25 years. if it's the one you want I could send you 2 or 3 bulbs.


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 16:27

So sorrry your mum has been taken ill, Verdun, butif it's any consolation if she's in Treliske it has an excellant reputation for stroke patients.



Window boxes

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:20

I've mentioned this before but I put a cheap disposable babies nappy in the bottom of tubs and hanging baskets. They have some sort of water retaining crystals in and can't be harmful if used for babies. I pull the nappy open before I put it in the basket and seems to work really well. It works out cheaper than the crystals bought for the purpose in garden centres.


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:12

Oh Marion I hope your lovely garden is accepted. I'd love to see it on the telly. You're an inspiration to us all.


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:08

Fooled me too. I'm disappointed it wasn't for real.



Posted: 30/03/2014 at 09:13

Happy Mother's day all,

Son, who lives next door, has invited me for breakfast and then going to daughter's for dinner tonight so being spoilt.

Still in bed so better get up and walk the dog and feed the shetlands. Takes the animals a while to get used to the clocks changing.

Have a lovely day all.

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:01

I've thought long and hard about Verdun's present and I think I've come up with the perfect presents. I know he dosen't really like adders (unlike me) so I thought a forked stick or even some soil from Ireland. I read that there or no snakes in Ireland as Saint Patrick drove them out. An immigrant to Australia was so worried about the snakes that he imported a load of Irish soil to surround his house and apparently  was never bothered by snakes again.

Dose anyone know where I can buy Irish soil?

Daft thoughts

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 13:53

Orchid lady asked about dogs  understanding a foreign language! I read once that when they record bird's distress calls and then play them to frighten birds away from aircraft runways they have to catch local birds to record their alarm calls as apparently birds have local accents too.

Moving peony

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 07:11

I have a lovely pink paeony that had a wonderful scent but the last few years the buds only reach the size of peas then turn black. I have top dressed it over the years so is it worth digging it up now and replanting it?

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 14:16

I read that holly was planted in hedgerows as witches flew along hedges and the holly trees stopped them. When we bought our house 25 years ago the previous owners said that holly grows along ley lines so our house was in a happy place. Might have been a selling point but I've always been happy here and never seen a witch either.

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