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Posted: 31/10/2013 at 18:11

Multi purpose compost  James 


Posted: 31/10/2013 at 18:10

Hello FORKERS bit damp now but not too bad today.

Got a load of signatures on a local petition that will be posted tomorrow.

Is it the same where you are, but planning applications for supermarkets, new towns, houses,businesses etc are rife in Cornwall now.?  Ok, we were a bit "sleepy" down here in a way but we like the slower pace of life generally and don't want the natural beauty built on 

Didnt get any planting done today ...I guess it will all have to wait a day or two or three

Halloween tonight.  I'm hoping to get a fair bit of,pocket money tonight   If they dont give me any money I will take their gates 


Depth advice

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 18:01

Red dahlia, yes on heavy soil a good layer of grit to stand the bulb on is a good sensible thing to do.

Labels or forget

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 08:31

Sounds bit like mr Bean Emma...

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 08:28

Hey potty.  You may well be right....

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 08:26

Welsh onion has a very wise point.  I personally know of someone who dug up just about everything she had in her garden and it was only when the vast number of pots and plants  in bin bags we're actually seen by the buyer that she was found out.  Shrubs had to be replanted or sale was threatened.  

The removal of every single light bulb is not uncommon either!!! 


Posted: 31/10/2013 at 08:21


Yes, this young language defeats me too....innit?  But it's great shows a new independent spirit I think ...innit?

Dry..ish here but heavy rain later 

Been involved in petition against a local planning application.  This is a tourist area yet  industrialists want to intrude more and more.  Got most everyone to sign.  Get more today.

Want to try and get more planting done too before the rain if I can

Have happy day folks

Labels or forget

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 08:10

Fairy, a planting plan of the garden is good idea.  I used to do just that so that I knew everything I planted and where, including bulbs.  However it takes discipline to  maintain that standard ESP if borders are changed 

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 00:08

Oh..  My iPad played up again.  I actually wrote that women are great thinkers too 

(Actually I've got to admit I've been very,impressed with the exploits of the women folk here.   Some of the physical work involved has been quite inspiring. Hope Fairygirl reads this )

Labels or forget

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 23:57

Considered those  metal labels that you scratch on.  Will look more into those. Also handy for marking bulbs like snowdrops when pushed almost completely into the soil

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