11 Comments

  1. Belinda Norrington
    April 13, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    Given your blog an award!! Bx

  2. Mo
    April 7, 2011 @ 6:45 am

    Can tourists have their phtot taken with your Sentry?

    And where did the foliage go?

    • Mo
      April 7, 2011 @ 6:46 am

      ps – these are foreign tourists from the darkest north who can’t spell ;)

    • Ben
      April 7, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

      Photos are just a pound thanks Mo! I must just find my bearskin hat though…

  3. Katherine@florist in the forest
    April 6, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    I was given a tip for germinating cleomes as they are a pain. Think cress! Place a damp piece of kitchen roll in a dish and sprinkle seeds on it. Leave to germinate then transfer one by one to a tray of soil and lightly cover. Voila they germinated! Real faff but it worked. However i’m not growing them this year they are vicious and thorny and smell suspect!

    • Ben
      April 6, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

      I think it was Jan from JW Blooms that said the same about cleomes…they’ve had their chance and blown it…plenty more trying to get in on the Higgledy action… :)
      Thx Katherine x

      • JW Blooms
        April 7, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

        Yes, it was me who said they smelt funny. I have vowed never to grow Paperwhites again for the same reason. Btw, Ben, are you and Oli still coming down this way this month? If so, are you coming to visit? Jan x

        • Ben
          April 7, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

          You’ve got a good memory! Oli and I may go down separately and I may have have a car full of beauties… ;)
          We will be going to deepest Cornwall so I will have to check with my co pilot if we can make a stop. :) Though I am somewhat peeved that you have ALREADY got cornflowers… x

          • JW Blooms
            April 8, 2011 @ 10:52 am

            Junction 26 of the M5 is the best place to stop for coffee en route to Cornwall. Beauties also welcome, of course. x

  4. Jan
    April 4, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    I really like this idea, my scarecrow is looking a bit saggy round the middle. I can offer a deluxe home-a mini polytunnel which has been safely re-erected after Thursdays wind blew it down the garden. We didn’t have any instructions about fixing it to the ground, so just turned the bottom flaps under the soil-obviously not enough to cope with a good wind. So now its fixed with wooden stakes hammered into the ground and attached with cable ties to the frame, plus soil along the bottom and bricks on top of that- as I’ve now sown it with salad crops, I hope it will hold-so free radishes on offer too!

    • Ben
      April 4, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

      Tee hee!!! Good on you Jan….I think your radishes are safe. :)