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Lawn cutting

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 12:56

My lawn has a definite squelchy feel to it still, but by jingo it needs a cut, my under gardener is chomping at the bit to mow it bless her.

marigolds and nasturtiums

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 15:37

My nasturtiums became an all you can eat buffet for Cabbage Whites last year, but the caterpillars were visible on the plant at all times. I'd go with the whatever slug treatment you prefer route to rule them in or out.


Posted: 12/06/2015 at 15:23

Was given a packet of cosmos seed that had a sow by date of 2011 on it, used the entire pack as an experiment and got 5 seedlings (pack contained Avg 50 seeds), so 10% germination rate.  

Is it just me?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 09:46
4thPanda wrote (see)

I can't touch dry cotton wool, in fact just thinking about it brought me out in goosebumps  I think it's the way it squeaks! 

I don't like touching a whole raw chicken, am ok with breast/thigh! 

I don't like touching raw egg either . . . Pa Panda dropped one on his foot once, whilst wearing sandals. It made feel sick  

As they say, Nowt as queer as folk! 

4th Panda I am with you on the cotton wool phobia - used to hate it when they put it in the neck of headache pill bottles - I've had many a long lasting headache because I couldn't face the squeak.


1/2 price Dahlia's

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 09:45

Thanks for your replies everyone, will pick some up at the weekend and give it a go.

Plant ID, please

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 12:11

reminds me of evening primrose, but don't quote me on that...

Yellow flower id

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 17:40

Nutcutlet - will do and will put them in the same kind of area as the ones growing in the garage block - in shade with poor soil.

1/2 price Dahlia's

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 17:37

Thanks LorraineP, tempted to give them a go, will mull that over some more!

Under-gardener Award

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 17:22

My under gardener has taken it on herself to mow the lawns every other weekend! hopefully she will catch the "I want a wonderful green lawn" bug and weed, rake, top dress etc. Leaving me with the important jobs around the garden such as planning, planting and pottering. Top gal...

1/2 price Dahlia's

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 13:53

Just noticed that my local GC has Dahlia tubers on sale at half price. is it worth buying them or is it too late?

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