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Broom

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 18:43

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 18:41

Chrissie B, I confess to going out some nights about 10.00pm with a bucket with 3 inches of very salty water, wearing rubber gloves, I pick up every snail and slug and CAST THEM onto the bucket where they DIE. I'm not normally a violent person, honestly.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 18:38

Lizzie

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 18:26

nin, isn't frustrating when a borrowed trolly is pants?

Outdoor girl, what problems have you been having with spuds in bags?

What are these?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 13:08

Top pic; foreground on right with blue flower, Jacob's Ladder. Large bush behind it with yellow flowers, Hypericon. On the archway, some kind of Jasmine. Last pic; Fennel.

Sorry don't know the rest, but someone will. Good luck with your new garden

Broom

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 13:01

I read that you cut broom back by a third straight after flowering; have done this 2 years running with mine and as Vernon says - you end up with a neat green shape.

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 12:50

Clarington; you can also use plumbers thin plastic pipe as a support for netting - very cheap

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 12:43

Lizzie; all the best for you and your garden

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 22:10

Zoomer, I don't know about having a year without lilies; I only started to grow them about 4 years ago, and within 1 year the beetles arrived. I guess they are like carrot root fly; they scent their favourite plant from a long way off.

Flax

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 22:02

Verdun and Margaret, I'm with you on that; it is one of my favourite flowers and just keeps going; such a heavenly blue.

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Rubbish really 
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Any suggestions welcome 
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Best crop ever 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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bird nest in potato bag

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What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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How to empty a bin 
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