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Latest posts by Bluebaron

plant IDS

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 11:32

Thanks folks, looks about right, might as well let it grow up then.

plant IDS

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 10:22

My neighbour told me this is a weed but I let it grow to see what it might turn into?  Any Ideas,

Its about the size of a dinner plate and getting bigger.


Bargins on the high street

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 15:33

I thought it would be nice to start a thread on bargains on the high street.

I recently got evergreen 2in1 complete 100sqm for £2.57 at tesco reduced from £12. Although you can get online from £8.99.

Its the april-september one so use it now or store to next year I got 4 packs at that price!

Garden and Gardeners World back issues

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:15
If you are local to gatwick them yes I'll have some. I have the last 12 months already.


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?

Discussions started by Bluebaron

Are you brave enough?

Starting again 
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Last Post: 23/01/2015 at 18:49

Rotting Dahlias

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Last Post: 11/01/2015 at 18:23

Climbing Rose

How to promote new growth 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 14:00

Importing tropical plants

What would you bring? 
Replies: 14    Views: 317
Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 20:27

Rhs plant shop

Is this a rip off? 
Replies: 9    Views: 420
Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 08:10

plant IDS

Idi think its a weed? 
Replies: 6    Views: 218
Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 12:43

Bargins on the high street

great discounts on garden stuff 
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Last Post: 26/01/2015 at 16:12

garden help

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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 06:02

californian poppy spotting

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


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

My first year in the vegetable garden

allotment photo 
Replies: 16    Views: 644
Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 22:02

black spots on bush

ID Please 
Replies: 2    Views: 260
Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:45

over crowding

what to cut back in overcrowded border 
Replies: 0    Views: 211
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

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Last Post: 30/04/2014 at 11:03
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