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Posted: 04/04/2015 at 17:38

Agree about using best possible compost.....mpc is not really ideal for me.  I mix dried manure, John innes, mpc and fish blood and bone and water well regularly 

garden plants and nurishment

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 17:33

Do you divide plants green fingerd will?  Perhaps your herbaceous stuff could be split and replanted in soil enriched with compost?  Mulching is always good if only for keeping ground moist 


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 17:29

Busy gardening afternoon...lawn cutting, evergreen trimming and shaping, weeding and a little planting.  Lovely day with not much sunshine though.

i have 2 clematis that I am not sure what to do with them.  Planting through shrubs just doesn't appeal to me..........they spoil the host shrubs and affects future flowering.  Had a jackmani growing over a ribes.....looked sensational for most of the summer but the ribes was overwhelmed by it.  Clematis grow so vigorously here.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 17:23

I feel exactly as KEF.  A living, loving, animated person to suddenly a memory.  For me its a difficult thing.  Grew up with my dad telling me "lIfe is short boy" to realising how right he was.  

it doesn't mean lesser respect or feeling but some move on quickly and others don't 


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 13:54

Feeling increasingly warm now with sun trying to say hello 

pricked out parsley, planted abutilon, divided large cannas and planted in large pots, planted last dicentra alba.  Split couple hostas.


Cytisus 'Lena' shrub

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 13:02

Gordy, brooms really hate being moved.  Usually they die.  

How long has it been there?  If just for a few months then it's worth the risk.  Otherwise leave it alone

I like Lena too.....really showy in spring ....but really likes sun 

To one off nematode slugs or not?

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 08:23

Went out with torch and salt solution and picked up several snails and slugs. First time this year.  Not the nicest job in the world but effective


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 08:20

Morning everyone 

dry, calm and cloudy.  Feeling mild.

still very much on the cool side for April at night.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 18:02

Ashes are tokens only........for my mum we will scatter in places she loved, enjoyed or spent time in.  Her church, her garden, where her daughter's ashes were scattered heads ago, and her favourite walk way.  It's just about respect 

I guess I'm an atheist too.  Can't imagine a caring creator when I see the problems in the world.  Can't really believe in evolution either.....for me ts an impossibility. Like throwing ingredients in the air expecting to see a cake! 


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 16:55

No Runnybeake didn't sow radishes .....forgot . Will do so tomorrow.

planted out more lettuce plants though now drizzle has gone.  

Not exactly sure where to plant out lysimachia bougelais (?).   For 3 plants so a group or 3 individuals.  

Bought some hot chilli plants ...scotch bonnet.  Maybe Stacey can say if they are hot enough..  Potted up into 9 cm pots. 

Anyone growing sunpatiens?  The hype about them is attracting me.  Bought some for containers

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A REAL SCARE.......a body

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Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

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WATCH OUT...........

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Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

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Anyone growing Colocasia Black Coral?

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3 new garden progs this week.......

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Anemone RUFFLED Swan

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David Bowie

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Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

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The best onions from seed.....

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Forget the winter, wot you gettin?

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