Ashleigh 2

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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 00:52

Wow so many gorgeous pics on here since I last looked,

Green fingered Mikey, don't forget to take before and progress photo's, it's inspiring to see what time and hard work can do.

Ecobaby, your garden is amazing, it just screams life and health, I have a small terraced house garden so very interested to see what can be achieved.

Busy-Lizzie, so looking forward to seeing your beautiful garden through the seasons.

Puncdoc very jealous, I have moist acid soil, shade and part shade, some himalayan poppy seeds and too much fear to even try! 

Everyone else, Tray, Chicky, Panda - just gorgeous - keep them coming


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:54

I've had flat leaved parsley do well in shade.

Pondless toads

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 17:09

Thanks, I thought it was only frogs that actually mate in water. I'll put a plastic dustbin in a hole for now, I can buy daphnia and canadian pond weed at the pet shop will they do for tadpole food?

Pondless toads

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:30

The only pond in our street was filled in some years ago, we are planing to put one in soon. We still have toads in the garden but I haven't seen frogs or newts for about three years There are currently two pairs of toads wandering around the garden piggy-back style. Am I right in thinking that the female goes and spawns on her own after mating? and what do they do if there is no water? If I could get the pond done in a couple of weeks would we be too late for them to spawn this year?


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:22

What plants have you planted in/around your pond Dove? Photo's please as soon as you get those rocks right

Music in the Garden

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:03

What about desert island discs, top 5?

Music in the Garden

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 12:58

Puncdoc! Isn't Squeezing out Sparks an album? What's your favourite track?


Music in the Garden

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 12:53

I have young neighbours who often play drum and bass loudly unless I get my music going first, I don't know what they make of it, one of my play lists goes

 Pavorotti - Caruso,   Eminem - Just Lose it,  Yanni - For all Seasons,  Elbow - One Day like this, The Cure - Close to me,  Laura Marling - Sophia,  Black Crowes - Hard to Handle,   Fleetwood Mac - Tusk,  Birdy - People,  Paul Simon - Diamonds on the soles of her shoes,  Mika - Grace Kelly and  Rigaletto's Quartet!  

My current favourite is Zola - Mdlwembe  - no idea what he's singing about but it makes me so happy. Off to add The Whole of the Moon, great track haven't heard it for years, thanks Tracey


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 12:35

Sorry to hear about your back Puncdoc it's frustrating to be miss the good weather, I had a migraine yesterday afternoon, gutted. Bit fragile today so a little bit of seed sowing and a lot of looking, wishing you a speedy recovery 

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 13:48

Verve was awful last year, wood and twigs and roots, I bought some this year because I needed loads and it was cheap, 375 litres for under £18 and was pleased to find it was really good, maybe they had a lot of complaints and improved it?

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Pondless toads

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Is this earwigs?

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Lots of questions

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Another plant id

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Raising soil level

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Annual poppies

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name that weed

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Under planting with snowdrops

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Is it Lythrum is it a bog plant?

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