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Cleaning patio

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 06:45
Thanks Lancashire lass. My patio nowhere near any thing living (apart from algae) will defo give it a ago.

Cleaning patio

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:06

Thanks lass. Can y let us know aftr a week to see if there's an improvement. 

Thought about jet washing but tends to loosen the grout and causes more work 

More Plant I-D's please.

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:02

Not convinced 5 is an Abelia, I know there are a few species but have my doubts...


Primula looks as though it needs dividing. Good job to do in spring after flowering.


7 yes agree Japanese as anemone if no sticks. Flowering currants have smaller leaves.

Attacking pampas

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 13:12

 Mine are one in front of the other. I have cut down the one at the front but the second one very cleverly screens my compost bin. Thinking of cutting them down in alternate years so I still have screening. Anyone know how quickly they grow back?, the uncut one is 6ft at present






First Spring Flowers

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 22:51

Dirty digging _ what type of flowers are the white ones please ? Look stunning 

Attacking pampas

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 22:43

Too scared to do the other one now in case of rodents! Will get OH to use hedge trimmer , sounds like a Labour saving device. 

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 22:36

In S.e. to ; Have left my clematis in bud in tact but the rest have had the valentines day chop .

Have loads of helleborous and niger in flower along with snowdrops,slow to start, but rampaging ahead now. Daffs, primula and flowering cherry (bit early mind you) but no sign of croaks. 

Pansy colour

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 22:22


Pansy colour

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 21:05
Planted some lovely blue pansies today In between the gaps if my box hedge (not yet filled out) Great suggestion by gardeners world magazine ! Thank you - hope the passers enjoy them too!

Cleaning patio

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 21:00
I would welcome any suggestions for cleaning the patio. It is Indian sandstone but has lost its colour and gained slippery sludgy bits. I have put soda crystals on a patch today but would welcome any advice
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Discussions started by Blubell

Pansy colour

Pansy colour 
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Cleaning patio

Suggestions for patio cleaning  
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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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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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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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