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The most surprising new plant in your garden

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 21:45

First year Ive grown Cosmos and they will definitely be on my list next year.  They are great for filling in any gaps that develop and Im planning to grow them next to a couple of new peonies that wont be flowering for a couple of years.  I've already got the Chocca mocca from the mag and Ive also bought a packet of Daydream.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 21:32

Thanks for the recommendation David.  Ive ordered a packet of seeds.  They provide some good cultivation information too, so fingers crossed I'll have more success this year.

What's been your best garden freebie?

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 18:47

I had a grapevine given to me by my neighbour and thats about it really, I tend to be the one giving things away. (the grapevine is doing rather well though).

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 18:35

Hi Folks,

Ive been growing sweet peas for three years with mixed results.  I want to get quality seed for next year and start them in the Autumn.  I like most colours (except bright red)  I want them to look good but they must smell georgeous.  I could use the freebies in the mag but if there is something better out there then I would like to buy it.  Can you advise me on a good supplier and varieties that would fit the bill.  Im keen to make sure I dont repeat mistakes so that I get a really good show next year (weather permitting)


Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:07

Posts crossed, Good luck to your son OL from what I've heard the DofE s far from easy so hats off to him.  Enjoy the peace and quiet, and the wine.

I hate touch screens and stick to the lap top it means I cant post on the go but I manage.



Posted: 20/09/2014 at 16:51

Hi folks, stopped raining for a while so I managed to get out and plant a few pansies and violas.  Run out of potting compost so have to call a halt for a moment.  Visited mum but shes not well at all, very miserable at the moment so spent an hour or so cheering her up.  Watched GW and a couple of episodes of Scandal, have really enjoyed this series. 




Posted: 20/09/2014 at 11:03

Ooh OL is it that time already hope it drops through the mailbox today.  Has Bekkie's sweet tooth got a mention again.  Its a good job they dont put forkers in there as the world would know we were all balmy.


Posted: 20/09/2014 at 11:00

Bizzie sorry about the weather Im sure you will still have a good time at your BBQ

Twigs - never heard of them, think this might have been talked about while I was on hols -but have a good time on your visit.

Bekkie is this your new puppy.  I thought he was just visiting.


Posted: 20/09/2014 at 10:38

Hi everyone, Aches a lot better.  Its pouring down here Fairy, you'd be more than welcome to have a pint or two of ours.  Chicky I hope Chicklet likes the campus, both my daughters had a great time while they were at Uni (so did I, had some great weekends in Liverpool). 

The problem with replying at the top of a new page is that you forget what happended on the previous page.  All I can remember is Bekkie being excited that matchmakers were a £1.

Ah thats better did a bit of copy and paste and checked back.

Have a great day in London lily

Hope your Thunderstorms have settled down BM

Im sure there was more but Ive forgotten again.  Ill be better after a cup of tea.

need tlc after a horrible summer

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 06:50

You're up early Mark.  Sorry about your Dad.  My dad died about 20 years ago. Mum still with us. She's 92 now but very frail.  I hope your garden sees you through this horrible time.

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