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Posted: 11/10/2014 at 10:46

Can someone send some sunshine, alternatively, pop along in wet weather gear and do my gardening jobs.


Posted: 11/10/2014 at 09:27

Hi Folks,

Feels cold here this morning, lots of dew on the grass.  I'm hoping we get a decent day as I need to plant purchases from earlier in the  week and sow my sweet peas. Hubby in bad mood today as he has problems with his van, would like to get lawns mowed but its not looking promising. Some of you had an early start this morning, I've been a bit lazy, although I suppose 9.30 isn't disgraceful on a Saturday.  Hope TWIGS have a good day and that your dog is OK Verdun. 

Have a good day everyone.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 20:24

Hi David,

Mine are going in tomorrow.  Yours look fantastic.  I wont be growing very many as I only have a small garden and space is limited.

This forum

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 20:17

I always say no when anyone asks me to do a questionnaire as it usually means you get bombarded with junk mail, emails and phone calls.

I did once make a conscious decision to allow myself to be 'persuaded' to attend a time share event by a young man in Teneriffe. Just because I knew they gave you free water park tickets if you went along.  

I had a great time pulling the wool over their eyes, giving them all the wrong answers, my favourite was when they asked me about what I did for a living and what salary bracket I was in.  I told them that I worked for the government and couldnt disclose any information as I had signed the official secrets act.  I got my free tickets and lots of free food and drink and spent the morning by a wonderful pool in a luxury hotel.




Posted: 10/10/2014 at 19:36

Evening All, Been on Nanna Duty today.  Grandaughter especially cuddly today, just learned to walk and very proud of herself.  Home now and been catching up on here.  Weather was lovely in Worcester but not sure what its been like here.  I'm hoping its going to be relatively dry tomorrow as the lawns need mowing and I want to get into the garden and plant a couple of things plus do a bit of planning. 



Posted: 09/10/2014 at 19:49

Well Ive had the laziest day in the history of the world.  I have basically sat on the sofa and watched TV all day.  Can't remember the last time I did it.  I think I'm addicted to West Wing.

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 19:45

I use a crescent too, although it is a very old one, used to be my dads.

Ideas Please

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 19:26

Just had a quick look and the geranium isnt flowering in the picture (as I had cut it back) then I realised what you meant.  I took the 'I can see' literally.  Sorry for the confusion.  I have checked out Ann Folkard and she is lovely, very different from the one I have by the bird bath which is much paler. 

Ideas Please

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 19:07

Thanks all, had no idea what the geranium was called, I just bought it because it was pretty, but your right I have hacked at it and it keeps coming back.  I had thought about both Lillipop (I have one on the other side of the garden) and a dark purple scabious could be lovely.  Once again, thanks for rhe ideas.



Ideas Please

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 13:25

I have an established Gypsophila (Pink Festival)


and I would like to plant a perenial that would grow through it.  It is in a central mixed bed and gets a mixture of sun and shade throughout the day.  The soil is neutral good loam. I dont want anything over 2ft tall and I need it to compliment the other plants in the bed which range from burgundy/purple to pale pink/white.  Any ideas folks.  A picture of the bed is below.  Since the picture was taken  I have moved the orange, yellow and red plants.


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