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Random question but why....

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 20:05

Hello - does anyone know why bats fly around in circles please? I'm just in the lounge and they are doing invisible circuits by the window!

I didn't think it was possible

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:51

What a credit to you Pauline. It looks lovely.

Dahlias grown from seed, tubers?

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 13:58

Not a daft question at all sweet pea. yep there will be tubers. I grew mine from seed and was astounded at the size of the tubers they produced in just one year. Best to dig up very carefully as easy to stab into them. I decided not to dig mine up as it was so easy to grow them from seed. Good luck with the house move by the way.

Advice please

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 13:46

Hello - I phoned in to my local gardening radio show with this very question last year! I was advised to move it just after flowering. If it has buds forming on it now for next year then I'd probably avoid moving it in case the shock upsets the buds. If you don't mind risking losing the flowers for next year then you could move it now. 

Beautiful plants. Don't forget the ericasious (terrible spelling!) compost.

Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:29

If you ever see any hoola hoops in charity shops or on car boots, you can use those. Just cut them in half. You know, the ones that you used to try and keep round your waist with a good wiggle!?! And not the eating ones!

New driveway=new bed :-)

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:26

A little tip on the window cleaning is to pop in the soil a small 'foot sized' tile or broken bit of slab. That way you have somewhere to stand without trending on your lovely plants. 

What a great project. Please can we see photos when done?

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:05

Yep I am definitely very very lucky. 

Have been out to have another look this morning and am still in awe of how he did it!

i hope if I ever get to be a mum I'll be half as practical as they are! Definitely from a family of grafters.

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 23:11

What is it about dads that makes them so amazing?  A 'delightful' little darling decided to throw a missile from the pub garden next to my back garden and smash a large sheet of glass in my greenhouse. Dad measured up, ordered the glass, collected it, paid for it and finally, despite me doubting it was humanly possible, fitted it! How on earth he got it in without taking the greenhouse apart is beyond me. I was convinced it wouldn't fit in. He is simply BRILLIANT!  Especially given he's 76 and has terrible arthritis in his hands too. 

My mum is beyond cool too. She just has a nack of making everything look lovely, clean, tidy and homely.  

I am one very lucky gardener x

 

Garden Sitcom Name.

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 23:01

I'm with bbcoaster - Bekkie Hughes your other half deserves a fan club! Brilliant!

Garden Sitcom Name.

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 22:00

Pollination, Pollination, Pollination! (sorry Kirsty and phil)!

Discussions started by Tootles

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Dry and twiggy... 
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Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 19:33

Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

What to do next and what to expect... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:03

What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

in the greenhouse... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:07

What is this cute little beauty please?

Love this plant... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 09:04

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Much pricier than I thought.... 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 20:33

I've just grown this in my oven...

Anyone for a slice? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2014 at 10:20

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Has Gonzalo visited? 
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Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 14:22

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

But how far do I need to stick it in (oooh matron!)... 
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Last Post: 29/09/2014 at 18:02

Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 22:48

When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Which ones need protecting? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 09:54

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 11:31

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 09:09

Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Last Post: 18/09/2014 at 14:03

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

So much help! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 13:55

Fab Gardening Programme

Little discovery 
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Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 22:29
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