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Latest posts by Wintersong

Are these lobelia planted too close?

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 15:34

Planting less than the recommended distance will produce a compact and full effect and not too much trouble for anuals but lets be sensible  

You have enough plants for several planters


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 11:18

Yep. I freeze cake, scones, bread, pastries, pizzas, quiche, pies, in pieces or small sized. Everything is already cooked and cooled down and gets defrosted in the microwave or warmed up in the oven as appropriate.

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Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:28


Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:24

Right up my street Dave Moore


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:22
Clarington wrote (see)

 My trouble is that even making small batches the cakes never last that long! At least these are individually wrapped so I can't use the excuse "they'll do dry!"


I bake large amounts and freeze in individual pieces. Everything from quiche to chocolate cake! The freezer is my best friend

Thanks for the toms advice Dove and others. Will do the same


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:04

Yeah, I have to work this weekend (stupid o'clock shifts since I'm a baker)

Bit chilly here this morning so the tomatoes are alright in the open coldframe? Or should I just leave them cosy in doors? Trying to harden them off but I'm a patient lass so if anyone could advise me would be great.

Have a great day everyone


PS I dont have a greenhouse

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Posted: 02/05/2014 at 08:56

Yeah ighten, thats an amazing location

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Posted: 01/05/2014 at 12:09
Chris65 wrote (see)
Wintersong wrote (see)

Yeah, my last dog was a black lab. Arn't they just so handsome.

And the garden is goregous too, acid soil?


Erm, pass? How can you tell that?

Yeah he is a handsome bugger, takes after his dad



Some of the plants in your garden only like acid soil

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Posted: 01/05/2014 at 09:59

Yeah, my last dog was a black lab. Arn't they just so handsome.

And the garden is goregous too, acid soil?


Posted: 01/05/2014 at 09:56
Verdun wrote (see)

Sounds fantastic Woody.  Exciting stuff 

Wot am I like eh?  Planted stuff yesterday but this evening had an impulsive change of mind and changed some of it.  Glad too...if all looks right now. 


 Hmmm this reminds me of me. I take a long time to choose where to plant and exactly 24hrs after the deed is finally accomplish, I suddenly find a better place!


Morning all. Rainy persistantly here today, not sure if it will brighten up later but i don't mind a work free day or two. I'm still recovering from all that hard labour...dunno how you men manage it day in day out.

Have fun in your gardens today!



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