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Posted: 08/02/2015 at 10:30

I'm on my way Verd.... only 4 hours... put 't kettle on...


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 11:27

A BT engineer plugged his gizmo into my incoming socket, announced " the fault is 122 metres away", left for 20 minutes and returned to say he had found a corroded thin gummy and suddenly I had reasonably good speeds, for this area. He also advised me , if I ever needed to reboot the wifi, to click on the icon at the top of your screen, rather than at the router or plug.Doing the latter loses all the information the system builds up from your usage.

Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 20:59

I know of one growing in pure chalk , up a chalk cliff about 100 ft. above the ground.

Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 16:37

Deadhead too to get repeat flowering, altho' the first flush is the best. Butterflies go mad for it.


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 14:56

Hi Gg. 17 May for Hale gardens, and  14 June for Woodgreen. Busy??

Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 14:41

Don't cut back below the lowest shoots which will be showing now. If you do, that stem is finished. Always leave 2/3 on each stem to grow on.


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 14:38

Potatoes, shallots, onion sets, garlic, broad beans. Get a basic veg. growing book to help you.

Runner beans up supports later are always good value.

You can buy baby plants too to get you going. You will get failures, but we all do. Not everything works in the same year, because of weather etc.


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 14:35

Hi Wintersong. believing you to be local to me in the New Forest have you tried Wolvercroft on the Fordingbridge to Alderholt road for Clematis. Good cakes too. Worth a bit of a drive.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 08:18

Hugs, Verd. My thoughts are with you.

sweetpea idea

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 10:30

I grow my SPs in large pots. If I don't keep them very moist they go brown quickly and the flowers are small and few, and if I don't continually pick the flowers they make seeds and then pack up flowering for the duration. Letting them do their own thing is probably a guarantee of a poorly show. 

Have you looked at the perennial SP, which could well clothe your bank successfully.

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They are much better microwaved for about 3 mins., turned over, mw for 3 more mins. Lot less bother than boiling . Keep flavour and scrunch. 
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