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Garden and Gardeners World back issues

Posted: Yesterday at 18:15
If you are local to gatwick them yes I'll have some. I have the last 12 months already.

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Water Butts

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 10:38
Problem with that is that I find they need cleaning once of maybe twice a year depending on where they are collecting from. That would require you to strip all the ivy off to empty them out.

Maybe build a frame around them with a planter on top?

What I need is a filter to stop them filling with gunk.

garden help

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 10:36
Lol I often wonder the same thing! My garden is about 3/4 of an acre. I have an allotment several fruit trees a large lawn and a multitude of shrubs and beds. I have been cutting back a lot over the last year or so and am planning a complete redesign to keep maintenance down in the long term.

garden help

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 10:22
Thanks for the tips folks

garden help

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 17:55

 

Hi All,

I have been working hard in my garden this year, my first year at my new house. Trouble is I am struggling with a full time job 3 kids and a wife who doesn't garden. I am probably putting in an average 15-20 hours a week.

Does anyone know of any schemes whereby folks volunteer to help help in gardens in return for a small amount or for free veg etc?

Would ideally suit retired folks who have downsized to flats and love the garden.

I can't afford to pay a part time gardener but wouldn't mind a companion or two to help and offer advice etc.

Any ideas?

Blueberry bush

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 09:38
It is netted? The birds pick the clean fast.

Currant bushes

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:15

Red currant is a bush canes are usually raspberries?

californian poppy spotting

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 14:50
6 weeks maybe

californian poppy spotting

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 14:30

Well i pulled the lot up and didn't spot one guess hey got eaten or smothered.

californian poppy spotting

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 13:00
Wasn't too sure that I was pulling the popies out?
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Discussions started by Bluebaron

garden help

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californian poppy spotting

Spotting my seedlings 
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Last Post: 22/06/2014 at 00:10

leeks

Blanching 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 16:02

My first year in the vegetable garden

allotment photo 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 22:02

black spots on bush

ID Please 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:45

over crowding

what to cut back in overcrowded border 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 14:28

GArden Fork Recommendation

Its broken again! 
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Last Post: 03/05/2014 at 22:13

When to dig it all up

Forget-me-knots 
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Last Post: 30/04/2014 at 11:03

Beech hedges

When do they go green 
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Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 22:48

plant IDS

Perennial flower bed and Ground Elder 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:17

bay tree pruning

making a huge lollypop 
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Last Post: 19/04/2014 at 09:38

pruning shrubs for growth

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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 11:41

What's eating my peas?

Birds,slugs, mice or who knows what? 
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Last Post: 08/04/2014 at 13:12

sunflowers planting out

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Last Post: 14/04/2014 at 23:07

stowaways

in my seed pots 
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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 17:37
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