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Posted: 16/01/2015 at 07:53

Morning folks.  

weather looking pretty good right now.  

A big hole has,opened up near one of our major roads .......old mine workings in the area.  I will do a Dukes of Hazzard and fly over it 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 23:51

Good on you Matty 


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:37

Snot telling runnybeak 

Narcissus Cheerfullness

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:35

Yellow cheerfulness has to be the most heavily scented daffodil.  The scent when they're all in flower is amazing

Scented Pelagoniums

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 16:28

Edd pinched my words there 

my feeling is that scented pelargoniums need even drier conditions around their leaves in winter and any dead leaves removed asap

Hydrangea Advice

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 16:26

Martin, do you cut to nearest paid of buds when you deadhead?  Is your soil dry?

An open note to all Shops big and small,

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 16:24


it was not until my young sister developed cancer and I used a wheelchair for first time. A real eye opener.  Members of the public were often rude.....causing me to explode with rage at times.....and many shops/stores had no ramps etc....causing me to point this out.  this was about 20 years ago.  Hopefully the situation has improved but we need to identify sometimes how other people live and be less arrogant.  Any one of us can suddenly become an invalid in an instant

Garden makeover - Ericaceous beds

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 13:35

John...that ph test is worth doing!

I garden on neutral soil but once made a raised bed to accommodate acid loving plants.  Used lots of sulphur.  I agree with Salino that this can be an my case a frustrating ......form of gardening.  Always wise to go with your soil/conditions.  The raised bed has long since gone. 

If your soil is sufficiently acidic you shouldn't need to add sulphur or anything else.  Your soil will naturally suit the plants you want to grow.

since you have not planted a large border before I would also suggest you don't rush into mass planting right now.  You will prob be using plants new to you (?)

When to plant out...

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 12:16

I agree with Lyn

however, I'm assuming all these plants were outside at the gc when you bought them Dicemanc


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 07:35

Morning folks

Wild, wild weather last night.  No sign of any damage this morning....even my temporary polytunnel was unaffected.  some trees were blown down locally though

japanese gardens are lovely but not for everyone or everywhere.  

Chicky, you have found a home for your snowdrop.   Send it to me 



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