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Latest posts by Blubell


Posted: 18/01/2014 at 21:35

Am a very happy bunny. Been in the garden today and discovered 3 snowdrops. 2 more than last year - yay! 


don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 22:49

Verdun - will do! Tks

don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 22:13

I have a couple of michaelmus daisies which are a bit wishy washy in colour and also suffer from mildew. We have clay soi which is wet in winter and hard as rock as in summer. Not giving up on daisies altogether though going to try and smaller variety .


Verdun _ different climate or soil to mine I think. My heucheras seem to thrive in my garden. Have to keep chopping bits of and replanting when grows out of soil  but takes like there is no tomorrow, as does a.mollis

Bird feeders

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 23:01

So pleased , spotted a coal tit on one of my bird feeders today. I also had duck in the back garden, didn't know my garden was that wet even the lawn is very puddly!

don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 22:43

This year I have decided to remove my lavenders. They take up a lot of my time, trimming back and the return isn't great. I only grew them for the bees and have decided this year that they are on the compost heap. I have a small garden and can't really afford wasting space on plants that don't earn their keep. It's taken me a good few years bit the bullet though ....what is your challenging plant?


Posted: 04/01/2014 at 22:34

Mine have shoots already but will be brave and divide as they have not been split for as few years. I can get to them while I have space. Thanks for the advice


I'm so so bored stiff

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 22:59
Clueless - I know what you mean. By the time the rain stops and I will back at work and it will be all over. Moping around the house, have looked online and read books but I just want to be out there!

Really frustrated as well as our council charges an annual fee for the collection of garden waste. This is collected once a fortnight but not in the Christmas period - having to wait till mid jan and my bin is already full. Only space for one composter and this is full too....


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 17:37

Finger crossed. Hope your ndn are understanding if worse happens.

What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 17:32

Hardy fushias. Plants always have the last word , they never seem to grow well in back garden so allowed as couple in the front, even though they don't really fit into the colour scheme. Have grown well but fancy packing a few more into small gaps. Then the challenge will be pinching out .....Haven't quite got my head round this yet!

winter jasmine

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 16:51

Obelixx _ thank you so much for your input. I  already have a few clematis and have wisley at the front of my house. Lonceria halliana looks very promising.

Discussions started by Blubell

dividing hostas

hosta dividing 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 17:12

flowers in wrong season

confused flowers 
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Last Post: 25/01/2015 at 09:40

Pansy colour

Pansy colour 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 22:22

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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Last Post: 23/02/2014 at 14:21

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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Last Post: 01/01/2014 at 17:57

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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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 15:35
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