- early retiree from medicine, therefore lots of time to garden. Also lover of THFC, wine and wildlife
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Yesterday at 23:05
I have been looking this up, and there appears to be no evidence that Fennel affects the growth of any other plants.
Yesterday at 21:57
I wouldn't worry too much. It does self seed, but the seedlings are easy to remove, and I have found them turning up in some great places, where I would not have thought of planting them.
Self seeders are plants for free, remove them if you don't like where they are, or there are too many. They should be cherished.
Yesterday at 19:57
It is the nicest Penstemon that I have grown, although I find with all Penstemons that they flower better some years than others.
I take cuttings every year and tend to replace plants every 2 - 3 years.
Yesterday at 17:09
What, no Sloe Gin?!
Yesterday at 13:00
If they don't have old flowers on them don't cut them back. those stems will probably carry this years flowers.
Yesterday at 12:27
I love the leaves of G.renardii, but I find it does not flower very well and the flowers are over very quickly. As Nut says, it is a very early flowerer.
Yesterday at 10:36
Not fake news, why is everything making me so angry?
A woman married to a British man for 27 years has been sent back to Singapore.
Irene Clennell was being held in a Scottish detention centre, but told the BBC she has been removed to her country of origin without warning.
She had been living near Durham with her husband, and has two British sons, as well as a granddaughter, in the UK.
Periods spent abroad caring for her parents are thought to have invalidated her residential status. The Home Office does not comment on individual cases.
Mrs Clennell told the BBC she was put in a van and taken to the airport from the Dungavel Detention Centre in South Lanarkshire on Saturday.
She had been held at the facility since the start of February.
She told the BBC she was unable to contact her lawyer and did not have the chance to get any clothes from her home.
Mrs Clennell, who had been living in Chester-le-Street, was given indefinite leave to remain in the UK after her marriage.
She says she has made repeated attempts - both in Singapore and in the UK - to re-apply for permission to live with her husband.
Yesterday at 09:51
24/7 consumerism depresses me.
Yesterday at 08:58
When to sow depends on exactly what seeds they are.
Now would probably be ok.
A pot would be fine.
MPC would be ok and they don't need much in the way of feeding, during whole season.
Good luck, might start your daughter on the path to a life time love of gardening.
Yesterday at 08:54
Who would Adam and Eve it, a film about black homosexuality in the USA, wins best film Oscar? Maybe not very important in the grand scheme of things, but I think it might just mean something.
On the downside, you should not get PIP, if you are just at home taking pills for anxiety. I was turned down, because even though I needed OH to drive me to the assessment centre, I was able to walk in unaided.
I appealed and won, most people are not in a position to do that.
No change of gardening again, pouring down, when will it stop. I am so far behind.
Have a good one everybody.
2 days ago at 22:23
I think Sutton's do it.
It hates being wet in winter, so may not be reliably hardy.
2 days ago at 22:08
Thanks Joyce, that's good timing.
2 days ago at 17:48
They can be cut to the ground in autumn.
3 days ago at 22:00
Just been looking at the menu for the Pollen Street Social, where we are eating next w/e, thought you might be interested Dove.
3 days ago at 13:13
Spent morning at B@Q looking for bits to repair greenhouse.
Bought plastic sheeting, clips for attaching sheets to frame and tape that is supposed to stick anything to anything else. I expect that means it wall all end up stuck to me.
All I need to do now is find the b####y door [ for some reason I am thinking Michael Caine ]
Am off to London next w/e, to see Hockney exhibition and for a bit of posh nosh. It was OH's Christmas present to me.
3 days ago at 10:10
Think I prefer Pukedoc!
3 days ago at 23:50
Paddocks have sold them in the past, but not until late Spring.
3 days ago at 22:46
I am going to try a Tetrapanax in my tropical bed this year.
3 days ago at 22:45
Not sure about keeping them dry aym280.
Most people would say that they need lots of moisture. That is certainly what I do.
3 days ago at 14:04
Training or shackling?