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Posted: 12/06/2015 at 20:33

Evening all, lots of chat on here since I went on Nanna Duty.  Just checked the forecast and it looks as though the rain is going to be persisting down all night and all day tomorrow.  I know the garden needs it but I was hoping to get out there tomorrow. 

I have read back but can't remember what you were all up to.  Lesley's typo really made me laugh though.

Sorry about your interview Panda, it obviously wasn't the one for you.

Now was it Chicky whose daughter has found a job in the local GC.  That could be a very expensive job for you Chicky.

Congratulations on you prize Wonky, I'm sure your dream job is just around the corner and hope OH is feeling better.

Welcome to our new Forker from Moscow, we really are becoming very international.

Hope all prom princesses have a great time.

Sorry your day was so traumatic Hosta, good idea to chill with a beer or two.

Now I really can't remember what else has been going on so I'm going to go for a look round and possibly partake of an ice cream like Dove.

weather warning

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 19:09

It's been raining here for quite a while now, the garden was really desperate for a dousing and the water butt will be thankful too.

soaker hose versus drip line.......

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 20:33

I use a soaker hose on the sunny side of my garden as it dries out quickly.  The border is a mixture of roses, perennials and shrubs.  It also runs under the conifers which allows me to grow plants under the canopy.

I use a drip line on my patio which waters all the pots and containers.  I find the soaker less trouble as occasionally the drip line springs a leak, they both run off the same outside tap with a splitter and a timer.


Posted: 10/06/2015 at 19:58

Clari, I did the whole chicken and rice, fish, vet's recommended diet, x rays, blood tests, exclusion diets but none of it worked.  I'm not saying they wont for you, just keep naturediet at the back of your mind just in case.



Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 18:03

Lovely Verdun.

Introducing ivy to a hedge?

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 14:21

I have lots of mature Ivy in my garden and the birds and bees absolutely adore it.  For me it involves one good cut back each year.  I haven't got it growing through a hedge but I do have an old rowan tree that was cut back to just the trunk before I moved into the property and that is smothered in Ivy with holly and now a rambling rose and perennial pea running through it.

I also have Ivy growing over a low wooden fence which has now become a sort of Ivy fence.  I don't allow it to climb the house walls however.

I suppose it just depends on how much time you have to manage your garden and as Nut says the type of style you are going for.

Rusty nails - truth or myth

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 14:12

Think Christine Walkden did something about this in her mythbusters slot during Chelea TV coverage.  She said plants absorbing iron from rusty nails was a myth. She also said they wouldn't turn Hydrangeas blue which was also a myth.  Hope I've remembered this correctly, I'm sure someone will jump in if I haven't

Help! What can I do? My crocosmias have been traumatised!

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 12:39

Thanks Verdun.


Posted: 10/06/2015 at 12:32

Yes it was, Verdun's recommendation for the bas of Taxus Standishii, a geranium called Black Beauty.  Came from Notutts extremely well packaged and in good nick, will use them again.

Had a really bad dream last night, my grandaughter ate some aconitum from my garden, not going into details but it resulted in me getting up this morning and removing it from the garden.  Silly I know but it was a really horrible dream.

Hope everyone is having a good day.


Posted: 10/06/2015 at 12:23

Clari, I had a dog with similar problems and they didn't go away until I changed his food t something called Naturediet.  They do different ranges and I think I used the ones labelled sensative.  Its really gentle on the stomach and was recommended by a shop that sells a whole range of herbal remedies for animals.  I used to get it from Pet World.  They have a web site.

Well the sun is shining and it's a beautiful day (cold first thing though).   Ran a few errands and then spent a couple of hours in the garden.  Planted the last two plants from my delivery, deadheaded and did a bit of weeding. 

On Nanna duty tomorrow and Friday so trying to get to get some h*******k done in between the more important work in the garden.

It hasn't rained for what seems like ages so will give the garden a good soak tonight.

Ooh another delivery me thinks.  Back in a mo.

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