Verdun


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 17:48

Evening everyone.

 Nice GH mrs garden.,,bet you are chuffed with it.,, looks excellent 

I enjoy the RHS mag too...gardeners world mag isn't great now.

Hi punkdoc.,,get well soon.  

I tend to know ...roughly...where plants are to go except when I buy spontaneously.  Then it's a problem...know I want it but where do I plant it?

I'm always planning my garden or sometimes someone else's Matty and nut.  Yes it's great escapism.  Bit fussy though I think...trying always for the perfect planting mix.  Some times  it works sometimes not. And I like to try for a bit of a "risk" now and then.

Talking about seed packets having less seed I was reading about the computer ink "scams". Less ink and higher prices and an insistence by the printer manufacturers that we use their own ink.  I bought a Kodak printer last year...expensive printer but cheap ink.  Beginning to misbehave a bit so wanted a replacement under its warranty. Kodak now stopped making printers.  Suspect some foul.play there. Consumers always conned 

Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 09:16

Nematodes effective for a few weeks only.  They supplement those already in the soil......increasing the numbers really.  They are expensive and, if applied twice a year in early spring and  late summer/early autumn, should reduce slug population over time.  I tend to "target" certain areas....it would cost a fortune to treat whole garden...with nematodes.  I use them as part of nighttime torch vigils.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 09:06

KEF ......hope all goes well with your mum.  I guess you have to keep strong for her so hopefully we can help support you 

Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 09:02

Dont  think anyone will even be thinking of posting on the forum at that time Brum.  Most everyone I know respects .....has always respected .......Remembrance Sunday.  It's a  time that needs no reminding of, personally or globally. 

This week it's been a personal remembrance time ...just like most everybody, we have  respect , sadness and honour for ALL loss of life ........that we just don't forget.

Narurally at that time on Remembrance Sunday I'm sure those two minutes of silence will include our own private thoughts 

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 08:43

No Brum.  Think summer has definitely gone 

Serious stuff......no! Really

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 08:41

I know lily.  Actually the cap'n beaky tune is quite infectious in my head at mo.  The words too.  Still a mischievous kid inside 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 08:32

Hello FORKERS.  Think we agree....you're a very nice person Dove. 

Well, it looks reasonable this morn.  Expected yesterday to be a lovely day but it was not.  Today I will get some plantImg done . Probably,  after Sunday njght's storm, many plants will be flattened so it will herald the big cut down and clear up.  Shame....as with most everyone else, garden is full of flower.  

 

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 00:32

Serious stuff......no! Really

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 00:30

Lily, lily, lily.  You trying to get me into trouble?  I can still remember at primary school simgiNg away at a harvest festival service amd the head teacher making  a bee line for me....."not so loud...." he said.    Affected me to this day 

Hellebores

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 00:22

The orientalis varieties are the elite ones though, aren't they?  I must admit to more excitement when they flower than for anything else.  The earliest for me begin in early January but occasionally in late December.  

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