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Latest posts by SweetPea93

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 21:52

I wonder if they are manx members on here, the OH is a Manxman.


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 21:50
Clarington wrote (see)

Sweetpea where did you get those storage boxes? They're BEAUTIFUL!! Much envy from the cardboard box brigade over here!


I'm back on a computer. This time at home tidying up my CV. Partner being "helpful" suggested I had a rum and coke... not sure that and CV would have been a good idea


"To Whom It May Concern:

I am truly awesome and would make a terrific asset to your team.

P.S. I can hear a kettle boiling from a mile off and am well versed in the making of an engineers brew knowing the maximum timings for the optimal hobnob dunking to be 45 seconds with milk chocolate ones 57.3 seconds.


Shall I start on Monday?"


Although at least I'd actually be writing my CV not looking for gardening ideas on here!!

I wish I could say they're from some wonderful independent seller, they are from my local Sainsbury's, but they are sold out now, at least in my quite small local. You might be lucky, I believe they are in the sale? They do sell the allotment boxes, or seed container things on amazon in various colours. The parsley pot was from a 99p shop, and the black tin was 70p in the ASDA home sale, I think it was part of a tea caddy set maybe? I always try and find things in the sale, as £20 for a metal box was a bit pricey imo, got it for £13 so patience paid off.

Now if only I could get rid of that woodchip and paint the room a nice light blue.

Blackspot & Roses

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 19:25

I'm with Bob, my three roses aren't half a ****ache!

New Gardening business...

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 19:16

I don't think so Steve, so long as it's declared. Though someone should correct me if I'm wrong.


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 19:14

at least you have things growing! With work commitments and this dreaded weather I've still planted nothing, and I'm at a loss at what we can sow if we ever get it sorted. One things for certain the weeds will be loving all of this. I'm feeling ever so overwhelmed by it at the moment!

New Gardening business...

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 19:11

I dont know your financial situation, but try and keep this a part time, evening weekends thing if you can, at least until you drum up regular customers. My dad did what you planned to do for a while and found finding business very difficult. Keep plugging at it, and I think you being a female will work in your favour, especially with elderly female customers. It's something the OH has talked to me about, but I fear there isnt enough money in it for me, I don't have transport - a biggie, to make the jump. You seem determined and that's fab


do invest in a lawnmower though! Even if it's a second hand push mower, which might be advantageous to smaller suburban gardens as it means you can work without being intrusive to the owners home.


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 19:06

the little 'the honest gardener' makes me chuckle, I'm yet to meet a dishonest one!


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 19:05

 I live in a tiny place with no means of storage, so this new found hobby of mine has proven problematic until I got my gardener chest and allotment box I got the little black tin to keep twine, seedling labels, and the packets of the seeds I've sown this year, which will go in a scrapbook diary thing when I get a full day to myself.

Sorry about your garden Lesley, OH had to dive outside and empty a pot of lettuce that was waterlogged!


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 18:31

I'm trying to get a nice photo of my garden corner that I've made in the living room, a safe spot to store hand tools, seeds and the likes from the very very wet outdoors. It's too dark now though!

Blackspot & Roses

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 18:25

Jeyes fluid is dangerous stuff. Don't put it near yourself, children, pets, let alone roses.

Discussions started by SweetPea93

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

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Spetchley Park Gardens

Took a lovely daytrip 
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GW live. What to expect?

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flowering plant ID, but no flowers, just a bulb!

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After a cruddy day, came some sunshine

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The challenges of a smaller than average garden

No room left at the inn! 
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Marigolds looking... well weird

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Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

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Allotment and new gardener enthusiast Tips and Tricks

Sourcing bits of bobs for your little piece of heaven 
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Plants IDs please!

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New favourite plants

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Any experience with Wysteria cuttings

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Sewing wildflowers

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Good deal on Tomato plugs! Were £14.99 now £1.99

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