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Posted: 12/10/2014 at 12:46

Punkdoc I could really go the bacon  butty but I hate beer of any description, cant stand the smell.


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 12:44

Thats Crete not Create, I havent discovered a new holiday location.

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Posted: 12/10/2014 at 12:39

Just found this threat its really great finding out more about forum members.

I was made redundant last November mainly due to arthritis in my back preventing me from working.  Always been a keen gardener and since then I have really got involved using it as a way to keep mobile.  I garden in Kingswinford which is about 4 miles from Dudley in the West Midlands.  Lucky to have very good soil (one of the previous occupants used to grow prize winning crysanths so looked after the soil).  Have always loved growing beautiful flowers but have now bought a very small greenhouse and have started to sow seeds and take cuttings etc.  Garden is medium sized for a town garden but tiny compared to some of the wonderful plots I have seen on here.

I find the advice on the site invaluable and really enjoy catching up with other members.  I too probably spend too much time on here. 


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 12:17

By the way Hubby had a similar experience on a beach in Create. Young german girl decided to change her bikini on the next beach bed.  He nearly had a heart attack.


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 12:15

Sounds really exciting Fidget, how awful about the rubbish.  That said I find the same in Turkey beautiful crystal clear seas and then a patch of plastic bottles and rubbish it really makes me mad.

An almost all year garden and plant mixing

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 12:11

If you plant containers for different seasons you can then change them over without trying to create an all year round container.  Of course you will either have to be able to afford to buy more containers or be creative regarding the containers you use. ie old baskets painted in yacht varnish are good for spring, Large painted buckets or cans can look very attractive in the right setting.

Flowering currant hedge

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 11:23

Steve, that joke was worthy of Verdun. Get your coat.

Monty Don

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 11:20

There was only one comment on this thread that turned the discussion from friendly banter into something more problematic and guess where it came from.


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:39

Fairy, I've found the seeds, now I realise why I didnt use them, they were violas and I didnt like the colour, have no idea why I bought them.  But I can now sow the columbines.  Oh by the way they were with my cookery books. Don't ask.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:31

Lovely photos Dove,  I also loved the Rudbeckia and Aster Photo and although I'm not a red fan the passion flower was beautiful.

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