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Posted: 16/07/2014 at 06:52

Will have to remind myself not to use up energy on incompetent staff then.  More tea needed, I think.


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 06:45

The odd shower is just an excuse for the odd bit of cake and tea

bit stressed about work so delaying going for that shower. ..  On a project til send of Sept which I'm not really enjoying but at the same time don't want to wish summer away.  Sigh.


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 06:34

Morning dove, morning MrsG.  Bit grey here. 

help! my salad leaves have holes

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 06:24

Do you use large seed trays, fidget? Looking to set myself up for growing salads in the greenhouse over the winter. Wondering if the seed trays were deep enough?

Weeds or desired self seed? New border

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 22:02

Unlikely. Too far away.  But, made me think - should I be thinking biennials for growth now?


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:41

Only skim reading as not enough time to catch up properly. apologies if I've missed something.  Evening all!  

My garden design has a path all the way round for kiddie entertainment and next door had given us just the same little ride in car that their grandchildren have grown out of.  My son adores it. My new greenhouse had a shed attached that has been provided to my son for his toys (with the adjoining door bolted shit from greenhouse side!)

Hubbie and I agreed against a giant trampoline - me for safety- I couldn't supervise it fully all the time and hubbie for intrusiveness in the garden. Then I considered, wouldn't be against  a sunken one- safer, visually better.  And what do you think I could do with a deep round hole in years to come when trampoline outgrown..... Haven't mentioned sunken trampoline idea yet, but maybe, maybe....   

Weeds or desired self seed? New border

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:28

I've created a border - mainly herbaceous with some shrubs.  Gaps need to fill in which I'm hoping will happen by self seeding as well as general spreading growth and me splitting clumps and pushing in elsewhere.

Anyway, the question is whether there are any hints and tips for spotting self seeds versus weeds.  I'm assuming over time I'll learn by experience what things look like.  However I thought there might be some guides.  Eg time of year.  I've got some new seed growth now unlike anything else I've had this year.  If i knew when my current plants seeds tends to sprout I could have a better guess of which I leave to grow to find out.

Any hints, tips, reference websites greatly received to improve my trial and error!





Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:53

My elderly neighbour is always making comments of, "when your husband cuts the hedge tell him....", "must have had a hard time moving all that soil".  I've given up pointing out that hubby is not a garden person.  It was me that moved the ton of mulch and multiple tons of soil and cuts the hedges and is halfway through the bulk bag of gravel to spread. Not complaining. It's my hobby.  But why does the world assume I'm supping tea and watching him doing it?


Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:41

Hey rosemummy.  Ive been wondering the same.  All the advice talks about plastic bags.  Why not just take the prepared pot with you and do it then and there?! It's my plan for my first cuttings in the next month or so.  Perhaps we can compare progress as cuttings novices!


Posted: 14/07/2014 at 19:58

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill apart from learning how to grow in rows.

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