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Posted: 19/04/2015 at 07:59
Hello forkers .......anyone else lost their smilies? Nothing available for me today

The strong wind of yesterday has gone...yippee. Beautiful morning ...yippee. Warm and even hotter temps on their way

ask a silly question....

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 00:06
I'm ambidextrous but can use my right hand as well as my left ......oops! No smilies available ?
Left handed but can write with both hands, play sports both hands, etc. paint with both hands.

Gooseberry bush

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 23:17
Caterpillar pie is lovely sanjy

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:38
Lovely pictures folks. Susan, think you are talking Berberis Darwinii. Have one here too.


Posted: 18/04/2015 at 16:53

For me this wasn't a great plant.  Never profuse flowering at any tIme. 


Posted: 18/04/2015 at 08:02

I chose ome year not to prune my dogwoods...."shame" I thought as they were looking so good.  However, they did not produce those red stems to the same extent. So I always prune now. Come mid summer you wont know the difference as they grow fast from hard pruning,

The Tomatoes have arrived!!

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 07:59

Hiya italophile

i know tomatoes benefit from a certain amount of pot restriction.  Currently I have tomatoes as plugs and now in 9 cm pots and growing fast.  Usually I will pot into next size pot and then into 1 litre pots before planting  into greenhouse soil.  Make sense to you? Also to pot on when flowers are forming?  


New here. 😊

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 07:51

Good morning Terry.  Warm welcome 

Gooseberry bush

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 07:48

prune to keep your bush open.....mildew is another problem.....but this is not an immediate task.  Keep yoyr bush on a "leg" ....I.e. On a single stem from the ground.  You can spray for sawflies but not good for edible crops.  Sawflies are amazingly fast in their destructive habit....overnight it seems the damage is done.  

The Tomatoes have arrived!!

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 07:43


check tomatoes in those small pots and pot on into slightly bigger ones.....not straight into your large pots.  Keep them growing this way

nighttime temps are pretty low currently so a little more patient cosseting yet 

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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