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pet companions

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 10:04

Just catching up as been away from the forum for a bit. So sorry to rdad your news Logan. Had a little cry as your posts clearly illustrated how much he meant to you. Hoping you are finding comfort in wonderful memories. 

Barney looks sooo cute and full of personality. Hope he's feeling better.

Is it really a problem?

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 09:46

Cyril is very smart! I like  his nose!

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 09:40

That's a lovely display G Donkey. I've got aplines in mine. I'm not sure I like that they look quite raggy sometimes but I think that's because I don't know how to prune them correctly.

What lovely hellebores V Sponge. Have they been there for a while?

Ive popped into the greenhouse and it's lovely to see seeds coming up in the heated propogator. I've taken the lids off to slow them down a bit and give them more light.

I want to find a home for some raspberry plants that are still in pots from last year.  I'm going to nip to the garden centre near me that sells off seed potatoes this time of year and various bulbs. 

Got some tidying to do too. Lovely day here in Notts so far. Sun is shining and the birds are chirping - bliss.


Posted: 19/02/2017 at 17:20

 I've got the same problem. Just logged on and managed to post a new question but now can't see anything.

Ad blocker not working.

My goodness, this didn't used to happen with the old website.  Really frustrating. 

Verbena Bon. question

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 17:08


i have two Verbenas. One I grew from seed, and the other purchased from a garden centre last year.

The one grown from seed is in a raised bed (for cut flowers). It is all green and seems to have some new growth around the base. Here are a couple of photos of it:

The established one bought from the garden centre is in a border at the front of the house. This one looks quite different. Most of the stems are dead with just one looking green, and there appears to be no new growth at the base. Is this one dying? Should I prune at all?

Do they grow new growth from the base, or from last years stems? Really don't want to lose it as it wasn't cheap and it is the perfect height.

many thanks for any hints and tips!

sorry the photos are upside down!

Last edited: 19 February 2017 17:10:15

Country cottage garden

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 14:48

Slum, it looks brilliant! Well done you! What a fab transformation. 

pet companions

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 20:46

Dudley looks lovely. I love the way he's standing with his little feet pointing outwards!

Just catching up on the forum and this little monkey, otherwise known as Mr Sydney, has decided to get in on the act. Keeping my lap lovely and warm.  

Last edited: 14 February 2017 20:51:07

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 19:58

I had a short pootle around the garden today, mainly to check out everything that's popping up. Snow drops are such a treat to find in spots where I'd forgotten I'd put them. Waiting for the hostas to start poking up but perhaps a bit ahead of myself there!

Have bought tickets to Chatsworth and then remembered I'm being taken to the gardeners world show at the NEC the following week by a client. Lots to look forwards to! 

My mum passed away yesterday.

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 23:33

Sending you a hug a Ecokid.  I hope you are finding comfort in your happy memories. x

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 16:19

I know what you mean about getting in the zone Victoria Sponge. Have just come in from the garden. Spent the day tidying out and cleaning the greenhouse, sowed some sweet peas, dug up the last of the carrots and dug in some potash from the fire.

felt rather guilty about displacing a few spiders! 

Plant labels in the dish washer to see if that'll clean off the pencil for me. 

Now defrosting my hands around a nice cuppa.

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