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Posted: 24/12/2014 at 08:39

Morning forkers

I have forgotten my dog too.  Better nip down to Asda and get some do nuts, dog treats asap.   Will be murder in shops 



Posted: 24/12/2014 at 00:06

Appreciate that Salino.  The paniculatas are supposed to be good in sun but mine will be in good deep soil with good moisture content.

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Posted: 24/12/2014 at 00:03

Heard today of another sad diagnosis today that, as fishy said, is very humbling.  

It's what this thread is for.  For sharing and hopefully easing some of these problems 


Posted: 23/12/2014 at 22:01

Hiya Lyn

looking great there. dont  have space you do 

decided on Limelight to go with my Kyushu. Already thought out position

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Posted: 23/12/2014 at 21:44

Sad story Charlie

I guess many of us have difficulty moving on (?)

you won't change your mind and accept the Christmas invitation?


Posted: 23/12/2014 at 15:49

Howdy folks. Hope most of you are well....I know many are not.

Punkdock, I guess nobody else can prevent those black clouds.  I can and do get them too but I have a niece who constantly rattles my cage and makes me aware she needs me.  Otherwise I think I would sink very low.  And the dark winter days make it all worse I think.  You sound a fun guy Punkdoc....maybe though a bit like me in sometimes going over the I hope you have the strength to cope 

Ground cover between veg?

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 15:38

I keep veg rows free of weeds ...and plants.

years ago I made a wooden a rake with 4 prongs 7.5 cm apart.  it makes 4 rows for carrots,,spring onions, beetroot, etc.  excellent crops close together that then deny most weeds during the growing season. Every group of veg thusly planted is separated by 37.5 spaces.  This is a legacy from my grandfather that I find I cannot improve on....even though science and my "superior" techniques have been tried.

I lay compost of varying sorts...mushroom, garden, manure, seaweed ...on the top in autumn and scratch this into top soil in spring.  An addition of fish blood and bone too. My soil is a good sandy loam and, so far produces well.  

The only "plants" I have ever added were tagetes as some research showed they were good companion and pest deterring plants.  


Posted: 23/12/2014 at 12:57

My first Paniculata, for my garden here anyway, is newly acquired Kyushu.

however, looking at what are your favourites folks?  And why?




Posted: 22/12/2014 at 18:53

Pot noodle? 

Carex trifida "Rekohu Sunrise"

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 18:17

Oooooooo! I got pms 

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