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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 21:20

Birdy, how do you water them? No just kidding. As a non techy all I can say is check they are in an upright format before loading them up to the forum...but I'm sure you have done that already. Very interesting for me to see a well organised veg garden. Thank you


Posted: 31/05/2013 at 21:11

Bev P-K, There was a great item in my magazine; 'The Week' about housework; A Newport woman has developed a useful disorder; she sleepwalks around the house at night doing all the housework, dusting, washing dishes, and even cleaning windows. It happens about 3 times a week and she doesn't feel tired in the morning.

I'm making clementine cake tomorrow.

Before and After

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 21:03

My wonderful builder thinks three dimensionally; very hard for me to do that as an artist/mural painter I have spent my whole professional career translating the 3 dimensional world into a 2 dimensional one. Thankfully he understands different levels and how to make the right kind of steps; I haven't posted pics of the fabulous steps he did from the personnel gate down to the front door, the whole thing was so well resolved.

HH, what you are seeing is not really the side of the house, it is the front; the whole house and garden are sideways to the road But it works.

Mystery Plants from inherited garden

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 13:38

Photo 1. I agree, cotoneaster; Japanese quince would be nearly over by now, my 2 (which are salmon, and white) have pretty much finished. Photo 3. aubretia; they have very distinctive leaf shapes. It is a useful low border plant, you could dig up bits and transplant if you want more of it. Last one is a buddleia, bit of a thug I think and yes, Ginny May is right dig it up and plant it elsewhere where there is lots of room (though I would bin it and get one that is right for the garden as that is probably self seeded in that position.


Posted: 31/05/2013 at 13:30

Hello Crispears and welcome; love the name! If you are new to gardening, don't be embarrassed about asking even basic questions.

Before and After

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 13:28

Before and After

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 13:23

Thank you FG, living in th Fens it is flat, flat, flat so having steps and different heights is good. One winter I was on the phone to a friend in London and found myself saying, 'We've still got snow on the high ground,' and realised I was looking at the rock garden and considering that as high ground

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 13:20

Happy M, good idea, let's say Summer Has Arrived


Posted: 31/05/2013 at 13:19

Nut, I think you rip the garlic leaves up and put into salads. But you could try googling recipes for them

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 13:18

KEF, would tom feed be good for my pear tree?

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

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Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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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

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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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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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