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need a small tree

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 09:12

I would go for an Ameleancher [ snowy Mesipilis ] Nice blossom followed by black berries, and, good autumn colour.


Posted: 04/04/2014 at 08:22


Verdun hope your Mum is getting better

Panda and Lily, please be careful; my continued struggles at work over many years, when I clearly was not coping, eventually led to my complete breakdown and prolonged depression. If I had admitted to myself that I had a problem, I might not have ended up where I did. Admitting you have a problem, is not as I thought, a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.

I wish you the best of luck.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 08:09

Love Tom Petty, American Girl.


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:05

Definetely sounds like a migraine to me.

Dull and dreary here, so didnt mind not being able to do anything.

Watched another movie, The Shawshank Redemption, fantastic film.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:07

Ashleigh, I find the only way to get the seeds to germinate, is to give them a cold period. I sow mine in autumn and leave them in a cold greenhouse over winter. My last lot have just germinated, and will hopefully flower next year. i sow new seed every year, because I dont find them very long lived here.

You could trick them into thinking they had been over wintered, by sowing them and sticking them in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

You really should try as they are beautiful, and, you have ideal conditions.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 10:17

Having heard Song for Whoever yesterday, I think I shall listen to London 0 - 4 Hull, by the Housemartins. Flag Day is a wonderful political song.

My latest questions!

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 10:13

I would start putting the fuschias outside during the day, for a few days, then if weather ok., leave them out all day and, finally plant them out.

Sunflowers I allways start off indoors, but I have a major Woodpigeon problem, they should be fine sown direct outside, then protect with your mini-cloches.

I am afraid you will have slugs and snails, you have just not met them yet.


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 09:16

Sorry to hear about your Mum Verdun.

Very foggy here, almost glad that I cant do anything, reading and another movie today I think.

Have a good day everyone.

Seed Suppliers

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:27

For the huge range that they stock and for their excellent service I use Chiltern seeds, however I dont think that they are cheap.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 17:37

Seed compost should be sterile when sold, so this should not have happened. I would complain.

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Multipurpose potting compost

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Ruscus aculeatus

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Wishes and resolutions

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New TV programme

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What new flower seeds are you going to grow in 2014

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MD in current GW

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Good idea?

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Seed Companies

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They are back

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About to snuff it?

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an experiment

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Something better change [ and it has ]

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Count your blessings

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postal offer

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