TattooDave

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About TattooDave

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    Tattoo Dave
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    Costa del Sol, Spain
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  1. I think I recently saw something about a sheep café, though that could have been just my warped mind playing tricks again. Cat cafés are supposedly for those that like cats, but can't have one due to landlords rules, being in a job where they never know when they'll be home or are just too lazy to clean up after one. It's a nice idea for animal lovers, but as I go everywhere with my dog when in Spain, he might not like being left out of the fussing and stroking that obviously the place encourages. Don't get me wrong, he likes cats, as do I, but he likes being the centre of attention too. I just checked, the sheep café does exist!!!
  2. It might also help if you put whether it's a promo or issue and maybe the condition too, otherwise it's a little like being blind.
  3. Another pretty hellebore from my old garden...
  4. The later flowering ones like penstemons might not like an early dose of it, but the rest should love it. When the primulas get large you should split them up and replant them, preferably with a little shade. The aquilegias will self sow, so there's some free plants. The cyclamen will probably disappear completely for the summer, but try and remember where they are. I take it that by bleeding heart you mean Dicentra spectabilis? Dicentra is a good family to investigate, lots of species that do well in shade and semi shade and have valuable spring flowers. The fritillaries again would be helpful with a specific, the larger species along with the agapanthus enjoy a bit of being root bound or competition from other plants. The phlox are a late summer flowerer and are prone to mildew, but good garden maintenance and air circulation helps enormously. Heuchera will self sow when happy, a vast family due to recent plant breeding, I saw a vast display at a nursery near Newark that was incredibly colourful, though I was only tempted by Geranium phaeum varieties as I was collecting them with a view to breeding new ones before I came to live in Spain.
  5. That should do, it's pretty much an all purpose feed, might pay you to get some sulphate of ammonia too.
  6. Pretty much Baz, as long as the border is well fed, they like a bit of fertilizer, it might take a couple of years to see flowers from the seedlings, but once they are happy they'll run riot.
  7. I've had this for years...
  8. Get yourself a sturdy hand luggage size case, a 100 box should fit inside, mine does, and don't let it be put in the hold. A hand luggage case will fit in the overhead locker easily enough, so it's not far from you at all times.
  9. It's also a million miles off pink
  10. Another old pic, taken three years ago, should be in flower now, I found these near the top of Sierra de las Nieves.
  11. The colour on mine is actually more pale lavender than pink, so not that far off of grey.
  12. A mate of mine was one of the experts that would check the vinyl, he had a record shop and pulled out some nice stuff over the years, including two mint Keith Christmas LP's still shrink wrapped, they had been on his wants list for many years. He knew very little about Northern or rare soul and I had some real bargains off him.
  13. Yes Baz, that's why I posted up mine. If you want to grow hellebores successfully, cut the foliage away in November/ December, the flowers show themselves better that way, cut the flowers off before they set seed as the seedlings are prolific and are usually stronger than adult plants (bizarrely) unless you want to grow them on in a greenhouse, feed them straight after flowering has finished, they work well with roses, as both like a bit of spent mushroom compost. The Washfield doubles bred by Elizabeth Strangman are getting to be everywhere now and are inexpensive, and are very obliging in producing lots of flower. There's a book by Graham Rice and Elizabeth Strangman called The Gardener's Guide To Growing Hellebores which is well worth the money, especially if you can pick one up second hand.
  14. a few more hellebores...
  15. Hellebores in my old garden...