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Talk about daylight robbery!

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 16:03

Gardening is different things to different people. I get much more pleasure from a plant I have raised from seed, or cutting. By raising lots of plants, I am happy to try them in situations which may not be ideal, and am often pleasantly surprised by the outcome. I would not be so happy to do this if I had paid a lot of money for a plant.

I do enjoy an online shop though, to buy something unusual. In winter I seem to spend a lot of time looking at plants online. It is a lovely way to spend some time, particularly with a glass of something for company.

At the moment am waiting for a consignment of bulbs to arrive, always good when they arrive.

Sour Apple Tree

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 15:44

Perhaps they are cooking apples?


Posted: 10/09/2014 at 13:52

I like black pudding, goes nicely with scallops.

Plants to keep or not?

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 13:46

agree with Dove on both

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 11:04

Interesting Fidget, I have no terracotta Bishops children, but lots of luminous pink, and a fair few reds.


Posted: 09/09/2014 at 17:24

Sorry to hear about your fall Dove. I have just been trying to keep busy, until Mum phones me, to give me the news. Not really been able to settle to do anything.

I will have some of that cake for later, if I may SGL.

Better go and cook tea for the worker, home made burgers, with a tomato and red pepper relish.

Dahlia Seeds

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 13:25

Yes, they should develop tubers, which should be dug up after the first frosts, dried off and kept in a frost free location till next Spring, when you can start again.

Dahlia Seeds

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 12:23

Yes, you can grow them, although they will not come true from seed, ie the offspring are unlikely to look like the parents.

I would sow in early Spring, in a heated propagator, although a warm window sill may be ok. Pot the seedlings on as they get bigger, I do this 2 or 3 times, they can then be planted out when all the frosts have finished


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 22:46

Evening all. Slept most of the day and still feel tired and stressed. Un fortunately mum is starting to lose sight in remaining good eye again, so emergency appointment tomorrow and then I may have to go down again.

Chicky, I spent some of my student days among the dreaming spires of Oxford, Christchurch College. I did not appreciate it then, but do now if I go back for reunions.

Thanks for every ones support.


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 10:39

Hi all, I am back and I need to off load!

Spent week with mum after her operation. She has been blind in one eye for many years, and this operation was on her good eye.

Of course this means for 4 days post op., she was completely blind, with me doing everything for her. She was terrified, I was terrified, I got very stressed and lost my temper when she would not do what she was told, which was frequently.

I now feel bad about my behaviour , and have come home for a few days sleep.

The good news is that she can now see, but the bad news is she still refuses to contemplate having more help.

Glad you had a nice holiday OL, happy gardening to you all, and sorry if I have shared too much information, but I have been on my own for a week an needed to off load.

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