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My garden is a jungle

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 18:07

Hello Donna. Is that tree a weeping willow? If it is, how far is it from your neighbour's house and yours (I'm assuming that your house is semi-detached) Some trees, especially weeping willows are very thirsty/greedy feeders and can damage the foundations. If it has already cracked a drain and your neighbours are pleading poverty, then I would apply to the Council for help. Also are the neighbours the owners, or tenants?

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 11:31

What a lot of hard work; it's going to look brilliant. I like the fact that it is simple blocks/areas and not fiddly. I'm slightly puzzled about the shallow raised area on the decking with lights in and a planter each side. Is it for sitting on?

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 11:22

DavidM, I used that link you posted, but all measurements are in old money; especially temperatures, I'm sort of geared to metric and centigrade these days.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 11:11

I want to go to Lynford Arboretum near Thetford Forest as I want to find out about their composting methods. I'm thinking about going on October 5th so that I can meet the Thetford Forest Volunteers who run the place, to pick their brains when they have their tea break at 10.30 a.m. If anyone wants to meet up there, just let me know.

There are other Sundays I could go instead.

Collapsing Cosmos

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 14:55

Oh dear! I saw the heading 'Collapsing Cosmos' after listening to Brian Cox talking about physics on the radio and instantly thought you were telling us about THE Cosmos What a relief it's the flower

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 14:50

So are we still up for the 11th Oct?

West Acre

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 14:49

Any recomendations for a garden to visit

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 12:09

...forgot to say, it is 9 acres, but NOT Bluebells, more woodland with rare trees and shrubs plus 'sensational Autumn colour'.

Any recomendations for a garden to visit

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 12:07

My NGS book does not have a good map, but in Derbyshire on Sunday;Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery, Annwell Lane, Smisby, Ashby de la Zouch LE65 2TA (B5006)

01530 413700   £3.00 entrance

pulled my first parsnip yesterday.

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 11:59

Perhaps roasting them would bring out the sweetness.

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 14:35

What is this please?

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Last Post: 10/09/2015 at 21:52

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 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: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

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
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