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Posted: 29/06/2013 at 16:55

Nuisance.  I'm a bit nosey and like to read the gossip on you guys

Talkback: How to choose secateurs

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 16:52

Eddie, always wanted a good pair of felcos.

I go through secateurs every year, sometimes two a year.  Usually cheap ones cos I,use them to cut too-thick branches even wire and I am so clumsy.  Always breaking them.  I would break the felcos too....ah well!  

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 16:47

Nice garden busy L.  

Potting Up Chillies

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 16:45

I'm also growing hot chillies for first time this year.  Plenty of water?  Hotter the sun the better?

Evergreen specimen plant for full sun

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 16:42

Ok....So, principle is sand needs to be ph tested too.   Learn something new every day I guess.  Thanks Salino

Ironically  I have a good sandy loam here, ESP in back garden that grows most things.

IDGM, envious a bit that you have ericaceous,soil and plants.  I grow Rhodos, azaleas, etc,in pots but can grow camellias and pieris in the ground.  However, best to grow what we know our,soil supports.  Any ericaceous  favourites?

Need your help

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 16:34

Blair, try Perhill nurseries.  They supply small plants but they are cheap and good value.

What are these?!

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 16:32


Warm welcome.

I Guess it's all been said.   Whenever,you see the oxalis just,dig it out and bin it.  Dig to get all of it,out,with the soil.

Evergreen specimen plant for full sun

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 13:16

Hiya Salino.

Have to agree to disagree I guess.  I'm always ready to learn though.

Always understood sand to be neutral to alkaline.  Here our beach sand is alkaline without a doubt....tested it many times.  

I don't mind if people just ask a question and "go".  I enjoy the repartee, the disagreement, the debate, the information, and the general chitchat here but  many just pop in for an answer.  

IDGM, have done that mix too to get,very low acidity.  Do,you grow blueberries and cranberries?

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 09:09

You is groselly misstakin Fairygirl  and you is grandmatically incorrect in wot you rite.  Go back to skool


Posted: 29/06/2013 at 09:02

Fairygirl.....but of course.  My very own blueberries.  


No, I is a lying naughty man.  Bought them but mIne are nearly ready.

Dove, great minds think alike.  I'm having a bright magenta manicure too!  

Nice you look in your elderly parents......took my own mum to docs yesterday.  She's 91 but much of her concerns are things she gets panicky about.  Her doc is very good and took time to talk to her.....better than any medication.  Re parents.....when they're gone, they're gone so need to value and care for them whilst we can


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