Tootles


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Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 21:45

Looks great Sophie!


Mine is starting to come out in flower. Quite slow but I like that as it means it lasts longer and is tempting me to have a look at it every day! Must remember to take another photo.

Grrrrrr......

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 21:41

That's so funny KT53!


I had a horrible confrontation this weekend.  Yet another dog walker straying from the public footpath with dogs off the lead. Both dogs and owner ended up in our garden. I went out to find the owner shouting at them angrily while climbing over our gate.  She had no control over them and couldn't get them back on their leads. When she grabbed one it pulled away so sharply that its collar came off.  I politely pointed out the sign asking people to keep their dogs on leads and tried to explain that our neighbours cat was mauled and killed by a dog in our garden only 6 weeks ago.  I was told to f-off!  She said she had complete control over her dogs....as they were running wild in our garden!


I was a bit taken aback to say the least! When I asked her to get off our private property and take her dogs with her, it took her 10 minutes to round them up, even then she couldn't get them on leads.  She departed by telling me to f-off once again. Unbelievable!! 


Flabergasted at just how irresponsible some people are.  Grrrrrrr indeed. 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 07:14

That's lovely Chicky! Looks like you've got lots of flowers coming. Very healthy too. Is yours in a sunny spot or have you gone for shade?  Shows that sunny Surrey is that bit warmer than Nottingham as mines not that far on. Love your white dicentra in the background. I bought one yesterday! Do they take much looking after? 


On the train to work so no gardening for me until home time tonight.

Calling all tablet owners...

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 22:15

This is just like an advertising site now. Expedia at the top of the page?? Flasing images down the side. Please change it back, 

Awful new format for forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 22:06

Logging out - this is making my eyes hurt.


Gutted. I loved the forum as it was.


Please Please Please - change it back. 

Forum - New design

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 21:57

Oh dear.  This new format isn't doing it for me.  Where are the hot threads now? How do you go back to the page before? 


The colour contrast is too harsh. Feel like I'm squinting. It's like looking into a light bulb. 


There's no continuity...before it felt like lots of chats at the touch of a button. Now it feels like a big empty room. 


Please can the hosts have a re-think? I'm all for change if it improves something, but this isnt an improvement. Sorry Norah et al; I imagine a lot of hard work has been put into this but it's not a patch on the other version.  Please change it back....

Guerilla Gardening

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 22:53

Well done Hefty. That's so lovely.

I started a gorilla garden three years ago on a strip by our house. I've put in rhubarb, gooseberries and raspberries as well as plants from my garden that I couldn't find a home for. I weed it every couple of weeks. Very satisfying. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 22:44

Lots of greenhouse doings! Potted up cornflowers and cucumelons, cosmos and dahlias. Planted out lupins and verbascums.  Planted out a solitary runner bean to satisfy my irrational craving to get them going! Also put netting over new runner bean frame and made bird scarers out of strips of foil. Other half says it looks like something out of back to the future!

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 13:26

Thanks all. I will sit tight.

 

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 12:51

hello - has anyone planted out runner bean plants yet?  Too much risk of another frost?

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