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snow drops

Posted: Today at 22:37

I'm in the Se with clay soil. Have tried bulbs with no success. Mentioned this in passing to my friendly local butcher who gave me a bunch of snowdrops , in the green, and they are flourishing nicely. I am now known by the butcher as snowdrop girl! Have a look around your local neighbour hood and I'm sure there green fingered friend will be pleased to help 

How and when to prune an acer

Posted: Today at 18:24
Hi, I have an acer. (It was a white mouse present for my husband for our 5th wedding anniversary) It is 15 years old now and about 4ft. I have never needed to prune it before but now the branches are spreading onto the patio and I need to cut back as space is limited. All tips welcome

What's on your wishlist?

Posted: Today at 18:18
I bought Lady of Shallot rose last year. It's a remembrance for my honey
Guinea pig who is below. The rose bloomed lovely last year ,.

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 19:04

To my delight I had one goldfinch visitor on rspb count day. They only frequent my  front garden which is warmer. I don't put food out at the front but I noticed that they eat the seeds on the rudbeckia.  Something to plant in spring for the next winter harvest ? 

dividing hostas

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 18:48

Thank you for your advice. Itching to get on with something but I think I'll wait till spring. Especially now it's snowing ! 

dividing hostas

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 20:42

Thks - Good idea but pot already large and I have two to do. 

Overgrown shrub- can I cut back safely?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 20:39

I wouldn't prune until March . Find something else to do rather than take a risk albeit a small one 

dividing hostas

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 20:34

I have a hosta in a pot that is breaking slowly from the top due to frost damage. The hosts is well established and I was thinking of dividing as the pot will expire soon ? Will it survive if I divide and repot now instead if spring ? 

Hedge for clay

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 20:23

I have clay . Escallonia does well as a hedge produces flowers for bees but no berries . Very pretty and low maintenance and evergreen 

Hedge for clay

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 20:22

I have clay . Escallonia does well as a hedge produces flowers for bees but no berries . Very pretty and low maintenance 

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How and when to prune an acer

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dividing hostas

hosta dividing 
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flowers in wrong season

confused flowers 
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Pansy colour

Pansy colour 
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Cleaning patio

Suggestions for patio cleaning  
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Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 17:02

Attacking pampas

Garden clear out 
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Talkback: Feeding birds in winter

I try and do my bit and the birds happily eat all the seeds and fat balls provided However my peanuts are hardly ever eaten and go mouldy .... 
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Last Post: 13/01/2015 at 11:35


Snowdrops make an apperance 
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Last Post: 20/01/2014 at 09:17

don't waste my time plant!

What plants do you battle with each year and perserve with instead of letting go? 
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Last Post: 14/01/2014 at 17:29

winter jasmine

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Talkback: Rose pruning

I have a rambling rose that has appeared in my garden and I have let it stay even though I haven't seen it flower. It is already 8ft and cli... 
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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:24

Talkback: Growing mahonia

I have two mahonias in my front garden Charity and an old fellow not sure of his name. He is very leggy and I as m going to have to bite the... 
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