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Re-vamp with a mini raised bed

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:47

That looks great The lavender will have grown a bit by next summer, possibly not much by early spring. It has to be cut back after flowering each year so that it doesn't become too straggly - but don't cut back into the old wood.

Even a micro pond helps!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:43

Lindsay, that is spectacular! How do you stop the water from becoming stagnant, or do you have a pump and a fountain of sorts?

My garden is not large, but I would love to do something like that. Is it in sun or shade?

banana has produced seed pod what now

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:35

When I worked in the Caribbean I was told that Bananas died after fruiting. I'm not certain that this is actually the truth, but we were told it when my friend's plant keeled over.

I didn't think it was possible

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:32

Fantastic achievement, a lot of hard work has really paid off. I especially like the fence as may have to make one to stop small mutt digging up veg bed

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:27

Have a fabulous evening Verdun and a great year, Happy Birthday and thanks for all the jokes

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:23

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58903.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Demi-johns in white coats

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:19

Had to rescue a large Dragonfly from the conservatory today. Delphiniums about to re-flower - lovely warm day for friends who came all the way from London to have lunch

But have noticed how early it is getting dark

Agapanthus - leave or lop

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 22:19

I've removed the flower heads for aesthetic reasons; don't know if that is horticulturally sound

Autumn is very near

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 22:13

Thomas Hardy;

When the present has latched it's postern behind my tremulous stay,

And the May month flaps it's glad green leaves like wings,

Delicate-filmed as new-spun silk, will the neighbours say,

'He was a man who used to notice such things'?

If it be in the dusk when, like an eyelid's soundless blink,

The dewfall-hawk comes across the shades to alight

Upon the wind-warped upland thorn, a gazer may think,

'To him this must have been a familiar sight.'

If I pass during some nocturnal blackness, mothy and warm,

When the hedgehog travels furtively over the lawn,

One may say, 'He strove that such creatures should come to no harm,

But he could do little for them and now he is gone.'

If when hearing that I have been stilled at last, they stand at the door,

Watching the full starred heavens that winter sees,

Will this thought rise on those who will meet my face no more,

'He was one who had an eye for such mysteries'?

And will any say when my bell of quittance is heard in the gloom,

And a crossing breeze cuts a pause in it's outrollings,

Till they arise again, as they were a new bell's boom,

'He hears it not now, but used to notice such things'?

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:35

Fruitcake, my friends laugh, but I have made little 'jackets' for the red wines in their demi-johns out of black-out curtain lining so that the sun doesn't bleach the wine, which apparently affects the flavour.

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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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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

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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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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