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Pottie Pam

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Posted: 12/04/2013 at 14:50

I took this photo earlier on today. Quite often see adders here in the spring. They must hibernate in the rabbit holes in the bank. This one is a female as the male is a silvery colour. The first swallow yesterday so Spring has got under way at last.


Posted: 11/04/2013 at 08:16

Oh your poor OH, GG.

We've had a couple of days of showers and the garden is looking so much fresher. Can't believe we needed some rain after the winter we've had.


Posted: 11/04/2013 at 08:11

Good morning all,

hope you feel better soon Brumbull. It's very catching this lurgy. I think I'll start wearing a mask when I go on this site. 

I'm behind with sowing veg seeds. Got lots of flowers on the go but only leek seeds sown so far.

Have you sown the runner beans direct, Verdun? That's the only way I enjoy runner beans not too keen on them cooked.


Posted: 10/04/2013 at 11:13

Good morning all,

Dove retiring no, when?   I thought about Miss Willmot's Ghost too.

I went to the Pound shop yesterday and got some Glory lily tubers and also tuberose bulbs for, yes, a pound. Also some fish blood and bone. I feel sorry for the garden centres when they are selling things at those prices but got to look after the pennies. I've not been disappointed with Pound Shop bulbs in the past.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 19:16


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:59

Oh,sorry, Just realised there was an evening Forkers. 


Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:38

I'm glad you think I'm classy, Verdun, but I've got a confession, I've also got lots of hydrangea and apparently they are not fashionable now.

I've been filling a bit more of my raised bed that I made out of railway sleepers. Ive been using compost which is mostly horse poo so I think I'll have to put a layer of bought compost on top. I'll have to get cracking I'm sure we'll get a heat wave soon.

Are raised beds another fashion fad? I'm sure  they were no such things until recently.

I agree with TinaT. Gardening is  a wonderful therapy. No good sitting down simmering about things. 


Posted: 08/04/2013 at 08:40

Good morning,

I'm a bit worried about going on this site in case I catch the lurgy but if I wash my hands afterwards perhaps I'll be okay  Hope those suffering get well soon.

Yes it seems as though I've joined the 'Hellebore Club'. I read in at the weekend that they have been out of fashion but are now the plant to have, rather like dahlias. We don't like to think we are influenced by fahion or advertising but I'm sure we are.


Posted: 07/04/2013 at 08:59

Good morning all, 

I don't post very oftern but try to keep up with you all.

Lovely day yesterday as the wind had dropped and felt really warm.

Went to a car boot yesterday and got two lovely hellebores for £3.80 each. A white speckled on and a purple one. I've never grown them before. I'll go into the wood and get some leaf mould to plant them into and hopefully get some seedlings later on.

Have a lovely day all.

Plants from cuttings

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 13:34

I listened to a garden phone in on the radio and the garden expert said that hormone rooting powder was only useful for about a month after opening. He said it went off really quickly. I never realised that.

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