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Posted: 24/09/2015 at 23:56
Looks like the toolbar has disappeared...again !

is it worth the extra?

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 23:51
Forget the photos in any of the magazines.
Research your plants,,what you really want in your gardens. If the varieties you really want..usually online or at local nurseries.....are more expensive then go for them. Actually I find they are not more expensive but they are better in every way.
You will never get other than the usual plants in the supermarkets.....fine if that's what you want. It's hjghly satisfying to me when a not so common plant grows well in my garden.....the whole quality of the garden improves.
So, yes, getting something better is worth the extra

Can you help me please ?.....

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 17:39

Agapanthus do flower best when roots getting congested....less foliage more flowers 

Lawn pests

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 17:36

Nematodes for ants next summer BaildonBob 


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 17:35

Hey, how did you know I was wearing black socks Lyn? 


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 16:39

Ooooooo Runny 

Can you help me please ?.....

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 16:37

Hiya Runny

the, wouldnt let them dry out yet.  No feed you have repotted there will be sufficient in that.  No would'nt leave them out either over winter But keep them outside for few weeks yet.  I would keep them fairly dry over winter but come early spring I would apply a good granular feed and gradually increase the watering as shoots grow

not too late for salvia cuttings....did some just a couple of days ago (Amistad, Love and Wishes and leucanthemum) Semi ripe if you can, half perlite half mpc and in a propagator or poly bag inside.  They root quickly to form large flowering plants next summer 


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 14:39

Met a nice old lady at GC earlier.  In a wheelchair looking at bulbs. ,helped her access a few and suggested some bare root wallflowers that I got for her.  she has had her foot amputated with the likelihood of of her leg too.  The other foot is a candidate for toe removal too.  Yet she was smiling and philosophical.  Will go down soon to plant her wallflowers. Not for free of course...a cuppa and a biscuit or two have been promised .  A real inspiration....put my sniffles into context. 


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 14:27

Count me in too Fairy.  Let us know how to do it please. 

Lyn, any rain must have been early and brief.  Just a T shirt on Lyn     For me its usually just socks on 

Right now I'm sweating perspiring.    pretty warm out there . Thank goodness for spare piece of Vienetta 

had a 'flu injection this morn.......I was a carer for my mum, who died earlier this year,,so was offered the jab.  But, no sweets or choccy bars for being brave . Could not resist rubbing my arm in agony as I came out.  Cruel I know but it was priceless to see the faces of those yet to have the jab.  

Right an errand of mercy to run.......kind of! 


Holes in my lawn

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 12:32

The issue though is the leatherjacket damage........use nematodes next year A H Kent to eradicate or control them and, therefore, the holes 

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Flowering and scenting your garden now

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let's remember our birthdays folks 
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Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

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Anyone growing Colocasia Black Coral?

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