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Posted: Yesterday at 07:26

We still have scaffolding up so don't really want to dig aand add drainage as advised by vv helpful forum friends, when I do, and I reseed, my daughter really wants daisies, can I add a few bellis seeds?

happy gardening

Posted: Yesterday at 07:21

thankyou foreverautumn, what a lovely thought, I'll join you in hurrah once all this d*** scaffolding has gone and our garden is our own once more

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 07:19

Hi I've finally got down to listing some seeds I have if anyone wants them, some are Sarah Raven some came free with gardenn mags,all but dianthus unopened: amaranthus,

cerinthe major

euphorbia oblongata

molucella laevis

salvia viridis

papaver 'party fun'

calendula 'indian prince'

rudbeckia 'caramel mix'

cleome hassleriana 'helen campbell'

dianthus'rainbow loveliness'

eryngium 'miss wilmotts ghost'

let me know if anyone inhterested


Posted: 26/04/2016 at 20:55

I'll do as fidget suggests and plant in borders ( if I can find space ) it'll be interesting to see if they come back next year, the thing is , I'm sure I heard/read the pot 'lasagnes' were supposed to give you a few years


Posted: 26/04/2016 at 20:52

don't get me started on innit!!!! Another customer once said to me (and this is regarding a lip gloss) " I'm gonna get me one of those bad boys innit" I just sttod and stared then said " I'm sorry, I'm not sure I understand "


Posted: 26/04/2016 at 20:50

I worked in retail for many years , and often had customers just satnd in front of me and state an item we sold (eg 'pink lipstick' ) I would smile sweetly and wonderingly and say " Yeees... what about pink lipstick?

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 20:48

got home from playgroup and 2 year old was fast asleep in his pram, took him in, grabbed wellies and a fotk and dug over a patch of compacted bed, spread bit of cmpost, planted sweet peas  watered in,covered with grit and bird friendly slug pellets & got slug pubs ready, the locksmith was here watching open mouthed, he said " You move fast, do you hire yourself out?" Managed all this in half an hour before Captain Cuteness woke up, was v proud! Have spotted opportunity to make beds a bit bigger in back garden on south facing wall without losing grassy play area, am v excited and raring to dig up some brick edging and grass this week if poss! Oh also ordered tose 3 free ( pay postage only ) perennials from the new GW, am such a sucker


Posted: 26/04/2016 at 20:43

This is a great thread, my most hated sayings are; " I've spent all day firefighting" No, you haven't . Firefighters do that, you work in admin. And in my child's school " Are we all sat down?" No, we are all SITTING down ARGHHH, these are teachers! My almost 5 year old is punctuating every sentence with 'like' and I have to try to get her out of this habit, "No, darling , you weren't 'like' ruuning at lunchtime, you were running at lunchtime" so glad there are others that are fed up of ridiculous sayings& lazy and childish speech


Posted: 26/04/2016 at 20:37

I planted some the past 2 autumns, the 1st ones (which I ordered pink but were lemony white grrr) have come up looking great,so I think I'll see what husband bought me some red and yellow ones when he went to Amsterdam ( lovely thought, how can I get him to notice I really don't like red or yellow?!) they haven't come back at all well, they're yellow/brown with one bud that I don' t think will open

Cosmos Seedlings Dying

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 13:25

Hi Miranda all my cosmos outside in what was a pop up plastic greenhouse but is now a coldframe as zip broke! the other thing I use as we're v short of space is 2 clear storage box lids I pop over plants at night  currently protecting lots of seedling s this way, it's not perfect but it's better than nothing as 'cold frame' is packed to bursting!

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