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Latest posts by sotongeoff

Isn't a thankyou in order?

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 14:35

Insomnia1973-why that username?-

can I also welcome you to this board-there is a lightness here and and if you want to join in the frivolity on the chat thread feel free-it is not much to do about gardening-but just innocent ramblings

Fork Handles

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 14:09

Jo -you misheard he is going to take you away to India for the weekend -have a super time but watch out for delhi- belly

Fork Handles

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 13:55

Hello Flower-no joy on the job market I take it?-sounds as though you had a jolly weekend

I trust Jo that you are being whisked of for the night to a swanky hotel or suitable cafe-I bought a plant for ours

Fork Handles

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 13:20

They will be back


Isn't a thankyou in order?

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 13:14

Ah- but there are those who think they know about everything....................

Talkback: How to collect and save seeds

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 12:06



Johnny1 wrote (see)
hello my lupin has now pretty much gone to seed can anyone tell me when is the best time to propagate lupin seeds and how is this achieved and when to sow them.
thank you

Not yet -if the pods are at the grey fluffy stage-wait until they go brown and give them a shake- you can hear the seed rattling in the pods.

You can sow them immediately after harvesting if you wish- they will take a year or so to flower -make sure you protect the precious seedlings from the nasty slug .

If you wish to keep the seed store in a paper bag and sow early next year

baffled by strawbs and a mystery plant

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 10:59

I remember seeing this film-you do not want slugs in the bathroom

Paint to make a Cardboardbox a Watertight Trough as seen on programme

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 10:55

Well whatever you do is sounds a bit icky-I shall expect a photo of the results

covering fence panels

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 10:19
wendy lawton wrote (see)

Help.My garden is surronded by fence and I would love to grow climbers on them.But the posts are concret and so cannot attach supports?Any ideas PLEASE x

A word of caution-check who owns the fence-on a recent discussion it opened a whole can of worms-read this


Paint to make a Cardboardbox a Watertight Trough as seen on programme

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 10:13
Lokelani wrote (see)

That's good, sounds like it's worth doing then.

The method in the link Sotongeoff posted doesn't use wire or boxes, just some reinforcing fibres & anything as a mould.  I wonder which is easier. 

-bit confused -on page 2 of that link it shows one box inside another as a mould

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