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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 19:28

Wow Bob. That's a lot of garlic! 

I emptied a bed and rearranged it all. Lovely autumn sunshine. 

Spratts for tea

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 19:13

Is that the pale stuff out of tins? I recall it as a child. With vinegar! 

confessions of a gardening sloven

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 19:11

I don't change the soil in my pots.

I use out of date seeds.

I don't clean my water butts out.

I eat fresh custard out of the tub when no one is looking.

Overwintering Chilli's

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 22:06

Good luck with it. I'm going to give it a go too. I find that I never seem to have a long enough growing period for my chillies to turn red.  I bought a birds eye chilli plant from Chilli Bobs and it was and still is covered in chillies. He said to over winter it in a warm and bright spot, not to over water.

Gardeners and their 4 Legged friends

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 20:20

Adorable Lyn. I like the look of her evening meal too!

autumn colours

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 06:21

What a beauty Hellebore. That must be a glorious site.

Im eagerly waiting for my Kanzan to turn but it's stubbornly keeping its green.

I love this time of year.

Question: Hand held tools

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 21:05

Maybe an electric hair brush for post-windy-days in the garden!! 

Question: Hand held tools

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 20:15

Sorry, that should say compost heap! 

Question: Hand held tools

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 20:11

Perhaps a hand held tool to help with cleaning the hard to reach bits of a greenhouse. Something like an electric toothbrush with changable heads to get where the glass joins the frame and it gets full of moss and debris.  As well as cleaning, it would be handy if it could be designed to suck out the debris too. 

Or something that cleans pencil off plant labels (sorry I'm having a brain-fart and can't think of the right word for plant labels!! But hopefully you know what I mean!).

Or something that cleans the green slimy stuff from watering can heads that blocks them up. 

Something that churns the compost head too. 

Strange problem....

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 18:52

Cooker repair man found mouse piddle.....can mouse piddle really smell so bad?? It's worse than nettle feed, and that's saying something!

He didn't find a mouse carcas though and he was very thorough. 

He cleaned the area of piddle.... but I can still smell that now too familiar honk! It's not as bad, but I can still sniff it.

I'm resorting to putting everything on full blast to try and burn it away. 

Mouse pie anyone??

Discussions started by Tootles

Proposal on the local gardening show!

He's only gone and done it! 
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Last Post: 22/01/2016 at 20:33

Morning has broken

Just had to share.... 
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Last Post: 03/01/2016 at 20:55

Some random questions....

Planning from my sofa! 
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Last Post: 02/01/2016 at 14:22

Carrots - what's the secret?!

How to get some good ones. 
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Last Post: 15/01/2016 at 08:25

In our thoughts

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Last Post: 16/11/2015 at 07:42

Turnips and Broad Beans...

What to do over winter.... 
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Last Post: 11/11/2015 at 20:28

Plant ID help please

Pink flowers.... 
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Last Post: 21/11/2015 at 14:25

Boooo. No more GW until spring.

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Last Post: 25/10/2015 at 08:06

Plant identity question..

Border plant... 
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Last Post: 18/10/2015 at 17:15

Strange problem....

Mouse in the oven 
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Last Post: 28/10/2015 at 20:53

Gardener's rewards...

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Last Post: 04/10/2015 at 09:04

Not quite ripe seeds....

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Last Post: 01/10/2015 at 18:33

Bird box where bees had been all summer....

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Last Post: 28/09/2015 at 18:24

Blood moon....

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Last Post: 02/10/2015 at 07:19

Azaleas, camellias and rhodies in pots.....over wintering?

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Last Post: 27/09/2015 at 19:14
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