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Posted: 01/02/2013 at 19:08

Dear Luke Browning, I have just filled in your latest questionaires, I have to admit I have the smallest lawn in the U.K. I think you should have asked about the size of the lawn and if there is any slope on it as that does affect the mowing 'experience'.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 18:52

The Fens. Was working in a house with no heating and found it quite mild. How lovely not to be freezing cold, the sunshine was a real blessing.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 16:15

Rosa Carriola, how about 'guy ropes' as on a tent; attach several to tree and then attach to rim of pot It is very blowy in the Fens, hope it dies down soon.

small bird watch

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 15:59

I love saying to people, 'I have great tits in my garden!' I adore the gold finches and the collared doves who sit on the fence appearing to kiss each other and waiting for the smaller birds to drop food on the ground.


Posted: 30/01/2013 at 21:24

CurlyCarly, I agree about the need for silent tools; the same technology could be used for vacuum cleaners.

Sick gardenia

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 18:42

Thank you PamLL

Sick gardenia

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 18:13

Busy-lizzie, thank you. What sort of temperature do they like?

What not to grow

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 17:33

Green Magpie, i agree with you about Scozonera and Aparagus Peas. I love cavalo Nero, and have some growing at the moment, I treat it as a cut and come again plant. I roll the leaves up tightly and slice them fine and then steam.

Sick gardenia

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 17:11

Have just noticed how bad the gardenia on the kitchen windowsill is looking. The leaves are yellowing and the buds form, then go dry and beige/brown. I was told to water it with cold tea when I bought it, but am not sure that was a good idea!

Any advice, gratefully received.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 16:10

The Fens, as above; windy and warm, I love it, I would like to be walking over the South Downs in weather like this

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