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Just waiting.......

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:46

Victoria, will you show us pics of the Buddlea hedge when it all happens please?

I'm waiting for mid-May when I take all these pots down to Somerset for the flooded gardens appeal and reclaim the terrace

What magazines/books do you read AND actually use

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:43

A lovely client gave me Nigel Slater's 2 volume 'Tender' which talks about growing and cooking fruit and veg; brilliant, though I do find his manner slightly odd on television. 'How does your garden grow' by Chris Beardshaw.

I didn't know at the time that C. Beardshaw was a t.v. person; but it hasn't turned me against his book

Pallets

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:35

Garden girl; everyone should have a jig saw; mine is a Bosch and has been useful for about the last 15 or 20 years. The power tool I really love is my hammer action drill; 42 years old and still drilling away

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:32

Rosie, have a lovely weekend; you have certainly earned it

That is such good news about plants going to where they are needed.

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:30

Nut and whoever the plants were handed on to and Rosie how brilliant

Any advice for rubbish lawn!

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:12

Tom, when did you plant the grass seed? Did you put in lots of twigs to stop the birds eating the seed? I won't ask if you watered it as it sounds like quite a damp area

Alstroemeria

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:09

I cheated and bought a plant; it has been in the g/h for about a year and scarcely a week goes by when it does not provide flowers for the house. In a vase they last for about 2 weeks; what an amazing plant! I planted mine in a 10 inch (300 mm) pot in compost with sharp sand. The variety I have is Rhubarb and Custard.

Dwarf Bedding Plants

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:05

Wills, how tall is too tall? Also does your garden face South? and what is the soil like? Well cultivated? A pic of the area would help.

Ideas for a deep tray?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:00

kev van, what is it for? Here in the Fens I have seen something like this in a discount shop (not a chain store) it was dark green plastic.

This year's lodgers

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 18:58

Nut, how lovely for you about the moorhen, there are some around here, but my favourites are the coots and the teenage swans, who look like rather grubby small swans and go wherever their parents go and then finally make their own way in the world. It's a  shame the bats don't listen to your advice

Discussions started by artjak

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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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

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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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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Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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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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Last Post: 27/03/2014 at 20:57

worst gardening old wives tales

what is the worst mis-information you have been given? 
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