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Quince Pollination

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:51

I don't have many this year either.

Large plant needed for balcony, help appreciated!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:50

Welcome Ben, I don't know what part of London you are in, but Clifton Nurseries in Maida Vale, Petersham Nursery in Sheen area or the one next to Turnham Green Tube Station would all have a selection of plants and pots; if weight is an issue, suggest that you get a plastic/fibreglass pot, they can look really good these days. If you make too specific a choice right now, you may run the risk of not being able to get it by Saturday.

What can I have thats large instead of troughs at the front of a house! Help

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:54

I have just had timber delivered free from a nearby merchant for a project. Some pieces are over 4m long, so less wastage..

Paul, are you worried about visitors driving through your door? Or other road users? If it is visitors on your drive, you could just paint a few large stones/pots white so that they see them.

There is a house not far from me; I think they have rebuilt their front wall 5 or 6 times in the last 13 years. Drivers (I'm thinking of drivers who have had a drink and perhaps 'borrowed' a car) do not realise there is a T junction there and just drive straight into their front wall. The latest reconstruction had big steel girders within the brick. This may sound harsh, but their house is only a metre or so behind the wall. Who wants a drunk uninsured driver in their sitting room?

This house now has a load of small reflective arrows on their wall pointing in the correct direction. Hope this helps.


Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:35

That is quite amazing Bob

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:31

B-L, thank you for that link.

Road building anyone?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:28

a1154, have you asked the farmer what he would recommend for longevity with tractor use? I walk my dog on the tractor trails around where I live, they are all grass and they form serious ruts that you would not want to take a car or van over, I think you need something a bit more solid than just grass.

Pruning Hebes

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:23

corncockle; what a lovely compliment to us all I absolutely agree about compulsory gardening: to all those who say,'bring back National Service', I think young men and women should all spend 1 year at Kew Gardens, or similar as apprentices. Then they would not be entering adult life thinking that farmers 'grow mud' or throwing away an apple because there is a spot of earth on it. Those last 2 items I read this week about children's beliefs about their food.

My tropical garden

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:10

Inglezinho, that link does not work for me. If you are using a computer as opposed to a smart phone you click on the tree icon above your text and choose a photo and follow the simple instructions. If you still have problems, there are some real technocrats on the forum who could advise you (I'm not one of them)

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:06

I highly recommend visiting the Old Vicarage, one of the most impressive and interesting gardens I have ever seen

Hope we can organise Beth Chatto visit; if anyone is truly desperate to see it and you live the other side of nowhere, I can put you up for the night, but it will be a long journey home from Beth Chatto as I am just South of King's Lynn.

I would absolutely love to see Christopher Lloyds garden before I get as old as the hills (30), as, in a haphazard way he has been the inspiration behind my rather ad hoc herbacious planting. Nut recommends a coach trip there as it is too far to drive there and back in one day, but I have a lovely old friend in South East London I could stay with and I could tootle off from there I think. (am I right in thinking his garden is in Kent or Sussex?)

Massive grass snake

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

Thanks Dove, what a curious little creature. (I didn't mean you Dove)

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Well, I never knew that!

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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

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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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