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Plant with pretty pink flowers

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 18:55

I believe these can be invasive, so keep an eye on it

Edging my lawn - what to do with the cuts?!

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 18:54

I enlarged a flower bed in the spring and though I know I should have stacked the turves to make wonderful loam, I just don't have the space for that kind of indulgence So I tore the pieces up and distributed them in the compost bin. The grass was not flowering or about to set seed, so the compost bin is fine.

Recently Manured ?

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 18:50

Bekkie, I quite like that word you invented; 'crubly', it applies to several people I know

Shabby chic

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 18:39

BM , but I think I should change the name to 'Water Butt Cottage' It's impossible to take a pic without water butts I've got 4 of them as I know plants prefer rain water.

Hope the pics are of some use to Harriet.

Just look at this seed head

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:59

How lovely. Will you be putting it in the g/h?

Foreign Seeds

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:55

I would email RHS about that.

Pretty but tough plants to secure boundary

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:51

I was thinking that you could keep your original plants and have the rope/chain and posts

Pretty but tough plants to secure boundary

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:31

I would speak to the landlord about this; he needs to widen his drive.

Could you put in some little posts about 75cm high, with rope or chain connecting them?

Starting from scratch!

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:28

Lots of cardboard, use boxes that have been opened up (from the supermarket) would suppress weeds, weighted down with some old bricks/stones. But a lot of weeds would, I think, be pretty much dormant over the winter.

Or you could, as someone has suggested on another thread about allotments, do the cardboard and then cover with a mulch like well rotted compost or horse manure. The worms apparently take this down into the earth. This would enrich the soil. But I would just use the cardboard.  (hope the garden is not huge)

Good luck with it. If you have a greenhouse, you could start growing plants from seed in early spring so that you have a cheap source for planting out as the weather warms up.

The day ahead.

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 17:08

F Rose, I don't seem to have got to that stage yet

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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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