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seed share

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 21:50

Awww I've been missed.  Thanks guys. Won't be on much for a while or at least until we get some hard frosts. I have never been so busy. Other stuff going on too but have 17!!!!!!!! gardens on the go at the minute. I need a holiday!  

Sent your seeds....finally......today James 

seed share

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 15:43

Hi all  Not been on here for a couple of months soooo....apart from Clueless do I owe anyone else seeds and if so what? Checked thru messages but quite frankly am lost after such a long time away! ...love the santa hats!

Pruning

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 20:28

I only prune in Spring. Lavatera are very prone to frost damage on new growth which is why they can be short lived but they don't have to be if pruned once the weather starts warming.  

Is this poisonous

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 17:12

Aha  Upside down Hypericum lol. Yes berries poisonous unfortunatly.

Is this poisonous

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 17:03

Bet I know what it is....I can sense it lol. Love the squirrel Paula 

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 23:10

LOL I feel your pain Sara (insert cuddle smiley) Sometimes you can overload on information and everyone has different advice but I am sure it will all work out in the end and look amazing  My pond was a puddle compared to what you are doing lol.

is it too late to prune a lilac tree?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 21:07

The buds for the following year develop very soon after it finishes flowering so by trimming it you will lose the flowers on those branches but thats all. If its pretty mature I doubt you'll even notice!

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 20:21

The reason they were put on an external hard drive is because my old but faithful computer could'nt handle them all! Its not just my garden on there its all the gardens i work in and have ever worked in....not sure how many days it would take to email them all and computer would probably explode lol.

You sound as if you you have planned it quite well which is more than I did I just made it up as I went along! 

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 19:06

Oh ok  I'll shut up then lol. Would love to show you pics but they are all on hard drive that son took to uni. He has promised me he will put on cd for me but still waiting!!!!  My camera broke this year so til I get new one can't take any either 

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 16:36

Sara if you want to stop it becoming stagnant dig a bog garden out for excess rainwater to run in to.

I did this on mine and it worked brilliantly. I had no filters, pumps or anything. I just dug a shallow basin like hole about 3/4 ft in diameter put pond liner in the bottom with a few holes, planted it with marginal plants and topped it with gravel. I made sure my pond dipped slightly in that direction and did a sort of pebbly beech effect. Made steps there into the pond to put some big stones on and plants could sit on the ledges too. Worked out great for frogs etc. as the could easily get in and out and they also used that area to spawn as the fish didn't like to go into the shallows around there.

Hope that makes sense 

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