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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.

compost bin alive with slugs

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 06:45

In my previous job got asked loads of times where people could buy hedgehogs to eat their garden slugs.  Even got asked once where one could buy a barn owl.  I really wanted to say the Co-op but didnt. 

I loath and detest slugs, spend a lot of time and money selecting plants to attract wildlife into my garden.  Yes I know that if you want hedgehogs you need slugs etc etc but if that was all you needed I'd have a queue down the street waiting to move into my garden.

I do use a limited amount of organic slug pellets early in the year (feb) in the places where I know they hang out.  Under the BBQ cover is a favourite, and behind the shed.  Mainly I keep the numbers down by creeping round the garden at dusk like a loony collecting them in placcy bags. I tie them up and dump them in the bin.  I am getting less now than I used to. I know some people cut them up with sissors but the thought of it makes me gag, yuk.

somebody is eating my geraniums

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 06:30

I cut back my geraniums this year for the first time and had a second flush of flowers also the plants look lovely and healthy for the autumn. So thanks for the advice - cant remember who gave it to me now - could have been you Verdun.


Posted: 20/09/2014 at 06:28

Dont have a pond. Yet, still working on hubby. I do have a half barrel with a few plants in which the birds love and, lord knows how, the frogs enjoy.  We do get blanket weed so Ill try the watercress thing in there but I thought watercress needed flowing water.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 06:20

Loving the piccies, Note to self, must get more colour in garden for next autumn.  Problem is I have very little space left.  I do plan to use more cosmos as I think they are good value for money on the longevity front.  Mine are still flowering.  I'm not keen on Chrysanths but I do love Dahlias and so have been looking at varieties and noting a few down that I like for next year. 

David I love Guara but dont seem to have much luck with them.  Any tips.

what's plants do you have in your greenhouse right now.

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 06:13

Luke, not sure what Choccamocca will look like, not grown it before.  I am hoping if will bring a couple of beds together.  On one side there will be oranges and yellows and the other side burgundy's and pinks.  I can see it all in my head but reality is a totally different thing.

Love the look of your greenhouse Nooze, I hadn't got room for a decent size one but I have to say it does concerntrate the mind when you plant seeds.  I have quite a small garden so I only plant about 10 seeds of any larger plants as even if I only get a 50% survival rate its unlikely I would need any more.  Obviously I plant more beeding plants. So far I have only discarded a few wallflowers so dont feel too guilty.

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