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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 00:09

Temp tonight going down to 4 but rising to 9 tomorrow in the sunshine.  Yep, dry n sunny tomorrow     Dry today and got some things sorted in the garden


Posted: 22/11/2013 at 00:05

Hiya 4thPanda.  Get to sleep 

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 00:03

Buy good perennials now.  Often in GC they are on offer to make space for Xmas products.  On line buy them as smallish.....1 litre....plants to grow on next spring.  Many perennials can be divided now and potted up to make good size plants next Summer. After Xmas my GC will be selling perennials in 9 cm pots...lupins, delphiniums, etc etc ......that I immediately pot on to produce full size flowering plants for summer.  They cost about £1 30 per plant.  I  divided many of my own already.  I have scores of plants growing away that cost me nothing, however, there is nothing  wrong in buying something new for your garden, or something special.  As already said plants can be  very good value.  I too am a non smoker and drink very little.  plants can be purchased economically if you look around


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 20:55

Maybe try to do just a little less for now James    Best get well first 

2014 - The year of the garden

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 20:34

Hiya Simon and shelley

Welcome to the forum 

Your sketch suggests a garden 12 metres square...?

I would build the patio first.....have you considered materials for it? If done first, you have some where to sit whilst  resting/considering your stream excavations 

The stream would be next.  How do you propose doing this?  How deep?  

Am sure others will post suggestions

Looks like a nice project folks 


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:22

Hello  Arrjak 

Yes, I do try different methods.    Foil strips, netting.  Paper bags would disintegrate in wet weather amd stop ripening I think.

Blackbirds are lovely birds crows too but not so keen on them.  Not a bird expert by any means but lots of,little birds....tits, finches, sparrows etc ....have their home here.  

Figs do like it easy.  They will grow and grow    However, WE like figs to have it hard.....restricted,produce their fruit earlier.  In pots they will need extra water though as Dove said 


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:13

Hiya james

Whats up?  

Sorry, been bit busy so not noticing too much on the forum lately but I hope you are ok.  Have you been poorly or susceptible to chest infections etc.?  

Best wishes.  Keep us posted please 

Flowers in small pots!

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 12:47

Oops!  Not paying attention.  Wedding long past now......I'll go back to bed 

Flowers in small pots!

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 12:44

Anyone mentioned pinks or carnations?   Will certainly produce good size flowering plants by June.  Scent and colour. 


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 11:25


Look, Monday,Thursday, Weds, Tues, Fri, Sat and Sunday. Simples 

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