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Yesterday at 21:26
I grew Demon Red last year. Perfect size for the windowsill and very prolific, producing good quantities of small, medium to hot fruit.
2 days ago at 18:39
Ginagibbs, hope your dog is soon on the mend.
14 Jan 2018 17:33
They need to be connected to the mains water as you need pressure for the scarecrow to work.
14 Jan 2018 14:36
I've never had, nor ever will have, a perfect garden. We only have a small garden with a 'scruffy' lawn and the rest is a gravel area and raised flower beds. After the initial 'puppy' stage Floss hasn't had any negative effects on the garden.
She joins me on the allotment aswell. I'd happily sacrifice a few plants etc for the joy she brings us all.
14 Jan 2018 13:04
Looks like it could be Pak Choi that has bolted or just about to.
13 Jan 2018 21:24
Yes, definitely chasing squirrels Joyce. Her legs start to twitch as if she was chasing them through the woods.
13 Jan 2018 20:32
I wonder what dreams they have.
13 Jan 2018 07:35
09 Jan 2018 21:58
Just had a quick look at your link Obelixx, as you say ,lots of useful information. Thanks.
Good news about the parking at your plot Gardengirl.
09 Jan 2018 21:51
Rather than " brushing off" the caller, maybe the manager should have had the courtesy to recommend a smaller more ' client' based outfit.
My father was a motor mechanic for most of his working life, always working at smaller independent garages. They recognised the value of customer service and often would fit in jobs like this, for little or no money, as they knew long term it could lead to future business.
Not everybody feels comfortable changing a wheel, let alone a full set, I don't see that as any kind of ' inadequacy'.
09 Jan 2018 21:21
That looks really good Caroline, with Spring around the corner you must be looking forward to planting in all your raised beds .
09 Jan 2018 18:48
You should be very proud of the transformation Gina.
07 Jan 2018 18:08
Best described as bracing, we took the youngest back to uni in Canterbury. A stop at Minnis Bay along the way to walk Floss, the walk back along the promenade was properly cold.
07 Jan 2018 10:06
What a beautiful boy, you must have lots of wonderful memories Logan.
06 Jan 2018 18:42
Josusa47, I'm not sure I want to live in a country without the protection our wonderful armed forces provide. There is more than enough wealth in this country to provide for all our services, the problems start in trying to get ' everyone' to contribute a proportional amount.
06 Jan 2018 11:06
While it may be true that the NHS needs some reform, the idea of privatisation scares the hell out of me. If you privatise how do you then accommodate all the people who haven't the means to afford medical insurance? The basic principles of the NHS and the vast majority of those who work in the system are to be applauded. It needs our support, not calls for privatisation.
06 Jan 2018 10:39
Lovely photos Logan and Learnincurve.
04 Jan 2018 14:08
I've never noticed any difference between round and square pots. If the pots were outside did they get waterlogged? Maybe the square pots you've used don't have very good drainage?
04 Jan 2018 14:00
Mild and drizzly this morning. Wind is starting to increase now. The fields are well and truly waterlogged. Our local reservoir is still low, they've applied for a drought order so that they can pump water from the rivers to fill it. At the moment it makes perfect sense as the rivers are bursting the banks, but with the speed of bureaucracy it will be summer before it takes place, then the rivers will be in danger of running dry!
03 Jan 2018 16:03
They would need a temperature of between 13 to 18 °C for consistent germination which is a bit of an ask in an unheated greenhouse during January. You could start them off indoors and then move them to a greenhouse as soon as they've germinated. Alternatively wait until early March and they will be fine sown in a cold greenhouse.