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Latest posts by Aliesh

One of my helebores

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 16:30

I have a helebore similar colour to scotkat its beautifull at moment!

Had it about 5 years but never had seedlings  thought maybe you need to have 2 plants  to get seedlings.


Posted: 14/04/2013 at 15:28

Yes it is glyphosate based, thanks for the info


Posted: 14/04/2013 at 15:12

Has anyone used Wilko concetrated weedkiller? It does not say in instructions how long berore you can plant after using, or if you can replant,i want to use it on an area covered in ground elder, then hope to re seed with meadow grass. Any advice welcome.

bird box

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 17:32

Hi Jess, i put my box up a few years ago in spring , it was not  used the first year as i think birds check out nesting sites before spring. It has been used every year since by blue tits apart from last year, they did come and check it out but didn't use it for nesting. I think that could be because i had a family of sparrow feeding in my garden and as my garden is quite small the blue tits were not happy with all the sparrows close to thier nesting site. I still have the sparrow family and have seen the blue tits fighting with them at the bird feeders. they have been going in the nest box but not sure if they will stay! Do you feed the birds in your garden? If so are the feeders near your nest box?

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 22:01

Got Wicks compost this year good value but dissapointed with quality dries out very quickly, seems lacking in nutrients.

Plant Labels

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 17:35

I use plastic labels and use a chinagraph pencil  doesn't seem to wear off but easily wiped clean to reuse.

Friend or foe??

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 16:51

Looks like sticky bobs to me.( don't know the correct name), if you touch the heads they stick to your autumn when they go brown if you brush against them they stick on your clothes and are hard to remove. will seed around, they are deep rooted so hard to dig out. can be a thug if not controlled.


Posted: 11/07/2012 at 08:19

Has anyone else noticed all the wil foxgloves this year? there seems to be more this year in my area.

 Also orchids i think they like the wet humid conditions


Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 11:41

I have been watching Real Gardens on 4OD  they are rather old repeats but quite interesting to watch when you can't get out gardening because of the RAIN!

Feels like summer's never going to come! 

Help me plant these plant pots

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 08:29

I have just made a shady small bed at the back of my shed. I ordered plants from

Long Acre Plants found the website realy helpfull.

Discussions started by Aliesh


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seedling id

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seeds in compost

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plant id

help needed please 
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for bird house 
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lots of tiny frogs

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unknown tree

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other people's profile

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Garden visit

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poorly plum tree

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Plant ID please

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Plant ID please

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Tree Lupin

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