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What plant is this please?

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 09:17
There you go. Got it wrong again. I'll get my coat......

Mannequins in the garden

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 09:15
Oh! I meant to say I wasn't talking about me, of course. I'm asking for someone else. I'm far too serious, me, for such trivial things

Mannequins in the garden

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 09:12
Many years ago I had a realistic looking mannequin amongst my gooseberry bushes at top garden. I even added my shaved off,beard to his face and an old pair of glasses......such was my attention to him!!!!!! A topic of fun or irritation but couldnt ignore him. Over time "he" died. Ahhhhhhhh! Would love to get another. Asked at local shops, stores etc for them without success. Tried to topiaryise Taxus fastigiata imto a human figure but not,too good. Would love to get hold of a mannequin. Maybe make one myself. Is this gnome-like or "class"? Or am I regressing to my,childhood....childlLIKE ..days??? Where can I get another?

Mannequins in the garden

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 09:11
Many years ago I had a realistic looking mannequin amongst my gooseberry bushes at top garden. I even added my shaved off,beard to his face and an old pair of glasses......such was my attention to him!!!!!! A topic of fun or irritation but couldnt ignore him. Over time "he" died. Ahhhhhhhh! Would love to get another. Asked at local shops, stores etc for them without success. Tried to topiaryise Taxus fastigiata imto a human figure but not,too good. Would love to get hold of a mannequin. Maybe make one myself. Is this gnome-like or "class"? Or am I regressing to my,childhood....childlLIKE ..days??? Where can I get another?

What plant is this please?

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 08:52
Not good with these plant Id things but it looks like a deceased....deceasing....camelia, Anne

How long before I furtle in my seeds???

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 08:48
Red dahlia. Got your image now. If you were into motor bikes you would have the engine stripped out on the kitchen floor, table, chairs, etc , plus greasy face., with your partner anxiously peering,round the door looking for his tea.
I bet there's compost in your toaster. Ha ha

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 08:40
Morning gardenIng Grandma
That would look good and would make a screen quite quickly.
Just a thought, off the cuff, but maybe room for tumbling tomatoes at the base too?

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 08:34
For Guyforks I helped my young nephew make a guy.
It was so realistic down to its natural hair beard and hair, cigarette, clothes, hat etc my neighbour thought,it was me sitting in the back garden.....cheek!
The funniest part was when I drove him to his "funeral" I did so through the local town centre in my open top sports car. He filled ..overfilled ..fhe passenger seat, arm hanging down all casual-like. . At the time I had my usual winter beard growth so we looked like brothers. , it was so funny seeing,people's faces.......

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 08:16
Morning pottie Pam
No, sow in shallow trays to germinate in matter of 4 days or so. I plant in bigger trays, well spaced and grow on in cold greenhouse. Prob in 2 weeks they will go in the ground and covered with fleece. They grow like mad then
Love carrots, rhubarb, beans etc raw
Have nice day,pottie

How long before I furtle in my seeds???

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 08:11
Furtle was a word I used in my younger days when being a bit mischievous. I agree it's a lovely word.
Red dahlia, everything will be fine.....up to now the temps have not been right but just watch over next week. Patience......just a tad more! (mind you, I'm exactly the same always checking germination and growth rates)

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