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Replacement for overgrown ivy and heavily-trimmed shrubs in clay soil

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:41

Some photos would help. Your landlady may have been very fond of her overgrown jungle, I suggest using a little tact when suggesting improvements She is worried about being overlooked, but how often did she use the garden, or is it entirely your territory?

Fruit and veg growing

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 11:57

I use this type of bag for my toms and there is a problem; the soil is not deep enough to support canes and heavy crops! Last year my toms looked like a load of drunks on the way back from the pub. This year am going to make a structure from pressure treated timber that will support the canes.

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 11:53

Scroggin, for me it is a question of space too. I grow carrots in large pots and the outdoor toms are in huge grow bag things. Last year I was growing 26 different veg. Great for flavour and variety, but not enough space for self sufficiency

Help with identifying plant by smell.

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 11:50

Nut, I think they were white and that scent really haunts me

Dove

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 11:47

bump and thanks Panda

Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 11:46

Started to enlarge the veg bed, which means moving lots of pea shingle, removing horitcultural  membrane, replacing some shingle and forking it in to the compacted clay. Making new raised edges, getting a load of compost and spreading it, mixed with sharp sand and organic chicken manure pellets. Should be finished by this p.m.

But the bed will then be about 30sq m. This will enable me to do proper crop rotation I hope and have more veg for the winter.

Aren't we all busy bees

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 11:39

I agree with poddington; I grow only 4 bags of spuds for the flavour when friends come over; they are so cheap to buy and the farm shop is only 5 mins walk away.

Help with identifying plant by smell.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:58

Auntiem, it certainly looks to be the right thing; but would something as exotic as this have been around in London and the Home counties in 1958? Also the plant can achieve 8' in height with flowers 5" across, which is far larger than the plant I saw. What is the scent like?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:52

Lovely

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:36

Brenda, our local blackbird imitates the sound of the door bell on the little local Post office, so the Sub Post Master has to constantly run through from the back to see if there is a customer. When i walk round to the P.O., the blackbird wolf whistles at me

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: Today at 03:21

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25
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