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

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 11:51


i took these cutting back in early September and they appear to have taken! Chuffed! But what do I do now? There are about seven in this pot. Do I leave them until the print or separate them now into individual pots? They are (pls forgive my spelling) erisyum (lovely purple spikes) I think. I also have the same with salvia hot lips cuttings. Thanks ever so!


To late to plant foxgloves?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 08:26

I put some of mine in last week Perki. Weather has got considerably worse this week but I reckon they'd still be fine. 

Its so odd this year. I've got roses in bloom... in November! I reckon all sorts will blossom and sprout next year, out of sync. Quite exciting really!

Dartford Crossing new system

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 08:19

Some of my clients are really happy about it. Will ease up congestion no doubt. In turn, thats likely to mean more lorries though.

What is this cute little beauty please?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 17:22

Thanks everyone. Have googled photos of both and its defo alyssum. So if cuttings aren't an option, do a just let it die down until seeds form? Do a sow the seeds straitht away or in spring? tanks!

Top jobs for the weekend

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 17:05

Sort of... I ended up searching on line and made an offer on a stone bench. Waiting for a response.  This is it:


Top jobs for the weekend

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:45

Did you all do your jobs?

What is this cute little beauty please?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:38

Thanks ever so much Fairygirl. Will it come again next year do you know? Is is something I can take a cutting from now? Would love more of it. So pretty. 

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:31

Maybe you'll recognise Christine Artjak. This is one of her books and it is one of my most favourites. Watching Christine really spurred me into getting into gardening. Such a lovely introduction to gardening and such a lovely lady.


What is this cute little beauty please?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:24

hello! Please can any of you clever folk identify this little gem for me? Tiny white flowers in clusters and long pointy leaves. In flower, still!  It has a tag, that says 'cutting from mums garden'! 

Thanks muchly x



What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 08:59

what a lovely photo Busy Lizzie.

oooh yes, the smell of ironing! So comforting.

i love coming home to the log burner being on. The smell outside on a cold crisp evening is amazing. Once inside though I don't get to enjoy it for long as log burners work like tranqulizers on me. Those zzzzzzzzzz's just take over!

that aftershave was not brut. I don't mind a bit of brut! my sister and I would squabble over the little chain from the neck of my dad's bottle! No, the aftershave that makes me gag is a modern one. I actually dumped a chap id been dating because he honked of it! I think it may have been a Calvin Klein one but I'm not sure. I couldn't get within 6 ft of the bottle to inspect it. If someone is on the tube wearing it I just have to get off. It seems to 'stick' in the air!  Yuuuuuuuuuuuuk!


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