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Gardener come.....

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 11:21

I agree, weyplotter, it is a privilege to read these biographies.

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 18:18

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/36969.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Flossie, guarding the veg bed from rats.

Yellowing lawn

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 18:14

crazyf, could it be that the local dogs are using it as a loo? though that would tend to make it patchy yellow.

Help to find Narrow Weeding Hoe.

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:55

I got a very tiny hoe from a car boot sale; in fact I've had several good buys from the same stall holder over the years. But my hoe is not angled, though it does work well.

Gardener come.....

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:44

Fairy g

Lyn, what a wonderful talent to have! I didn't know that marble could be restored like that.

Tiny garden plot

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:37

Tracey, you could also consider making your own compost, to add to the soil; if you decide to go this route, there is loads of advice available.

Tiny garden plot

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:35

Get a cheap soil test kit, from a local Garden Centre to find out the exact PH. Then post that on this thread and the advice will flood in. As far as I know, Lime does not last very long in the soil; a lot of gardening books say; don't bother adding lime, simply grow things that don't need it, so I am wondering if the soil is still 'limey'.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:30

I've been trimming the 7' tall Leylandii  which stops the car fumes from poisoning my veg bed. The dog was very keen to help, but have told her to concentrate on checking if it is rats that are nibbling the beetroot.

Is it very muddy at the snowdrop walk? Is it welly terrain?

Gardener come.....

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:19

Lyn, headstone restoration? We need to know more!

Tootles, I find it interesting that so many people were in the caring professions; that meant that they were on their feet all day; I have spent my life rushing up and down scaffolding towers and ladders (a friend once said 'you don't have a single comfortable chair in your home' and I said 'I don't know - I never sit in them, but they are all beautiful') I think what I am saying is that people who have physically active working lives, then want to keep active in retirement, hence gardening.

How long does it take to switch off from your former profession? For me, only semi-retired, I love my work and still cannot believe that people pay me to do what I love doing - painting, I hope I never switch off. Gardening is for me just like painting, but with plants. Even my passion for growing veg is largely because I have always loved the look of allotments, usually seen from a train, flashing past. Each plot is so different and speaks of the ambitions, desires, yearnings of each plot owner.

Well I think that's enough waffle

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 14:14

Thank you Dove. I went running with the Jack Russel this a.m. so I can't really be 66 can I?

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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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