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ID help please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 17:57

Philippa, you may not need a new computer; somewhere here there is a technical thread I think, or you could message the people that run the forum; they have access to technical help. It may just be that you need to change some settings on the Control Panel. (I usually just borrow a 16 year old)

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 17:41

Maureen, that is so brilliant. I am just about to PM you

Today it has been 'help for flooded seedlings' day. All the little plants for the Somerset flood appeal are now hardening off in gravel trays. We have had so much rain and hail here today that I am just about to go out for the 3rd time to empty the water out of the gravel trays and mainly into my shoes

Just getting started and had several garden thefts

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 17:36

...or a sign saying 'We love Dobermans'..you don't actually have to have one - you are simply stating your preferences

Years ago I had to do a security sign on a large property I was helping to renovate. So all round the estate we put up really professional looking signs saying the property was protected by 'STD' security. STD stood for 'Spot the dog' who was the tiniest Jack Russell I have ever seen. Good luck with confounding this repellant person, whoever it is.

Just getting started and had several garden thefts

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:29

Nin, I was so sorry to hear about the thefts. You could try some local nurseries to replace the plastic pots for nothing; they only go for re-cycling otherwise. One nursery has been giving me pots for the flooded gardens appeal. It is not worth their while to sterilise them for re-use.

GARDENERS' WORLD 27 April 2014 ratings success

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:24

Scott and Fg, I agree; Beechgrove is about Proper Gardening; not about celebrities.

ID help please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:21

I thought the first one was Parsley and the  2nd some kind of Borage

My first year in the vegetable garden

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 16:17

Steven, I'm wondering the same thing; want to eat them before they turn into huge thugs.

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 14:25

Monday bump

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 14:24

Lizzie, Norfolk Council and a charity called Garden Organic train volunteers to teach people about home composting as it saves quite a lot of material going to landfill - 60% of household waste could be composted at home. As you may have guessed I am rather passionate about this. Quite a few other Councils have the scheme as well; I saw a map when I went to the Master Composter's conference last Autumn and was surprised at how many areas have the scheme.

Tree Huggers

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 12:55

pansy, don't apologise; how about starting a separate thread then you will be able to mobilise/access far more forum members to complain. Suggest you give us the email address of that dratted planning dept too Go for it!

Discussions started by artjak

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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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 17:26

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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bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 09/07/2014 at 20:02

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 20:12

Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:17

Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 20:42

Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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