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Forum names

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 12:46

Hello Tina.  Its my middle name. And it has sentimental connections.  What would I,have called myself?........ah! Jonathan,,,,,,mmmmmm....Creek.  (hiya Fairygirl)


Posted: 24/06/2013 at 12:43

Lindsay, they like moist, semi shade, good soil and room to grow.  Mine do get plenty of sun too but they are in areas of good deep soil.  I tend to grow them with my the hellebores go over the astrantias are growing.  They like similar comditions

What to feed veg ?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 12:39

Hiya nin, yes fish blood and bone is perfect for all your veg

I,think fidgetbones is correct.......he seems to be saying "feed the soil" first and this is my thinking too.  Don't like Gromore fertilisers ...I,think they can be too strong and being artificial not to my liking.  Plenty,of compost, muck etc dug into your ground is the best way.  Plants in pots, however, will need weefeed liquid feeds summer long

New gardening programme

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 07:41

I know Fairygirl.  To think that Scotland may opt out of being a part of the uk is disappointing.  We need the connection with the scots, welsh and Irish .....

Yep, good luck Andy

I would like programmes on PLANTS....on new varieties. Features on plant types.  Experiences of growing plants.  The inspiration and joy of actually discussing and seeing plants.

Forum names

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 07:35

Some of the names of forum member make me smile.  

What made you choose your name?  I know dovefromabove is a real name as is Fidgetbones.........???

What name could I have chosen for myself if I had the forethought to do it?  Clearly I lack the imagination of many of

What alternative name would you have chosen now?

New gardening programme

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 07:24

Any gardening prog better than none but Titchmarsh's colleagues on the prog are good.  I'm looking forward to it.

Two weeks of tennis.  Wouldnt it be great if we had two weeks of gardening broadcasts?

Talkback: Lily beetles

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 07:21

Only seen a couple of lily beetles....never see many anyway.  I squash those I see.  You can spray and I do occasionally but best not to I think.   Tending towards thinking more of wildlife these days and awareness of chemicals used in home and garden.  Beware pests!  I still will use sprays if I have to ....on ants esp

Summer has arrived

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 06:47

You retiring dove.  No?  Lol

Summer has arrived

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 06:41

Summer has arrived this morning.   So sunny, bright and warm..










Posted: 24/06/2013 at 06:37

Good morning everybody

Busy L you can use jeyes to sterilise greenhouse soil, freshen drains, and clean greenhouse GLASS.

Its a beautiful started with a huge bright moon earlier.

I think we are in for a good week.   Forget any spam.....just scroll by

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