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Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:05

Yes Oldtyke, Beechwood is very late, esp compared to here, but it's still very appropriate.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:01

I was thinking the same thing Dove......your ma still feels your pa is around.  Isn't that a good thing, in a way? 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 18:14

I do eat far too much.  Luckily I dont seem to be putting much weight on but I do eat such a lot.  Went out for lunch yesterday and finished someone's main course ....then finished off another's dessert.  Oh! and I pinched the almonds off a my nephew's bake well  cake.  Hmmmm! Not good is it? 


Favourite biscuit?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 18:07

Can't believe I've missed this thread.

my favourite biscuit is wagon wheel.  But I like penguin bars.  Custard creams and bourbons are good.  Choc digestive, nice biscuits, ...oh heck!  Most everything 

I guess 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 18:00

Checked gc for a couple of abutilons.  Nothing there.  Prob go online for varieties I want.  Managed to get in a cheesecake whilst at gc so not a wasted visit.

meant to get some gardening excuses re the weather ......

who? what?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 17:51

Saw that on my lettuce today.  Tasty

Epsom Salts

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 15:13

I use Epsom salts on all kinds of plants as a tonic.  Sometimes, in certain parts of my garden, Lupins get a little chlorotic.  A spray with Epsom salts and they're fine.  Tomatoes too

a safe and cheap boost to plants

bare soil

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 12:32

Jess, how about growing annuals in part of it  there?  It will look good, even mixed with weeds, and you can set about clearing it permanently in the autumn.

and sowing grass seed.  At least it will be green. ,get the area level and even and cut it regularly to eliminate perennial weeds. It will give you an idea too of how your garden might look in the future.

csrpets?  Ughhh!  Pests galore will be encouraged too. Green manure is over hyped for me.


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 12:26

Lovely day here.  Sun is very warm. No wind. Feels and looks like spring.  might just get another 4 rows of carrots in and some radishes. 

Pulled out a load of ivy yesterday on back wall and planted clematis there.  Looks a perfect spot for Armandii though.....South facing sheltered warm tempted by that.  Will consider other climbers first though.  

hope weather is good for you wherever you are 

Serious reminder folks....

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 08:42

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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