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Posted: 26/06/2014 at 15:48

At times today it's been so hot again.  Little more cloud and heavy rain earlier but great now.  

Pulled few carrots, spring onions, lettuce, radishes and picked a few blueberries and blackcurramts. Couldn't resist the temptation to swap a couple of plants around.....echinacea hot papya and salvia Amistad......

Promised my mum's day care centre some salad crops.  Save them a few pennies to help keep them going.

Right, have to shoot off........


Free Lavenders / Free Perennials

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 15:36

If you take cuttimgs...your own or cadge them from friends and neighbours.....they will be just as big, or bigger, than the plugs often supplied.  It's how I started my garden collection.

I took lavendar cuttings last year for a friend.....I planted a bed of them for her.....and this year they are already filling 9cm pots.  All for FREE 

Whenever I buy a plant or shrub I take cuttings from them or, if they are large enough and out of season I divide them.......for FREE.

I have never been happy with plug purchases.....really,,they are no quicker or better than your own propagated ones 


Posted: 26/06/2014 at 08:21

Great always...Marion.  

(shouldn't Marion have her own tv programme folks?  What a fantastic inspiring show it would be )


Posted: 26/06/2014 at 08:13

Am sure Mike will have the resolve to deal with his situation......cheers Mike 

Just a word about the Samaritans. Having been a Samaritan for a few years I know how much good they do ,how they have helped callers and how important it is to talk.  A call to the Samaritans can often be a life saver.  Many, many people simply do not have anyone to talk to and talking is so important. 

(I have great admiration for those Samaritans who continue year after year.....I did it for 3 years or so but it can be very draining)


Posted: 26/06/2014 at 08:01

Hmmmmmmm.....heavy rain overnight and now.  Well, it is needed.  However, a lot of it will simply run off as the ground is so dry. 

Will send the rain to,you all 


Posted: 25/06/2014 at 23:22

Painful post Mike.

Just wish you peace of mind and to say hang in there.  

Plant problems

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 21:55

I think you have lily beetle there Jordan.  Either look closely at your plants for them and squash them..bright red, you can't miss them.....or spray with insecticide.

I need hugs too....

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:40

For biting the punishment has to be severe.  I remember being sent to bed for eating the ears of brother's gingerbread man.....actually went through the packet and ate  all the ears of all the gimgerbread men.  That was only last year!   Learned my lesson though.......

Plug plant offers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:32

Plugs of perennials not for me.  ESP those variety bumper packs.  Always better to buy plants you,really want and for flowering now. 


Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:29

Hiya fidget.  Never done them from seed....not enough patience....but plants get 3 or 4 feet high and as much across, although quite erect ( stake mine).  I would give them 3' spacing.

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