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Posted: 09/12/2013 at 18:15

Nice one, punkdoc.  Where I've been today would probably have driven you round the bend - stuck up in a dark loft improving the insulation!   I also found out where all of the houseflies live over the winter..

Quickest growing fruit tree?

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 17:59

What are the maximum and minimum heights and at what height do you want the foliage to begin, Matt?

composting packaging- green wotsits?

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 17:49

In that case I would compost them.  The plants I bought from Woottens earlier in the year were packed with those and I added them to one of my compost bins, watered it and they disappeared very quickly - that compost has since been used and was lovely stuff.

Advice on small plant for our bathroom please?

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 21:42

I find cyclamen persicum do ok on my bathroom windowsill.

Wild Garden (Community Channel)

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 21:28

It's Freeview 87 but timeshares with Pricedrop so most will need to use a recorder as the channel is only on 2am - 8am.  On satellite it's on all the time - Sky channel 539 but I watch it on Freesat channel 651.  The schedule is here:


Advice needed please

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 17:39

How about a Chaenomeles underplanted with a small evergreen Clematis?


Posted: 08/12/2013 at 17:25

Sunset was beautiful here too nut.  Everything in the garden turned orange for a few minutes but by the time I had found the camera I had missed the photo opportunity.

Advice needed please

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 17:22

That's about 80 litres so quite a decent size.  How about an evergreen Ceanothus or a Skimmia?


Posted: 08/12/2013 at 17:05

Well, that's all the bulbs in - Yay!   25 hyacinth were also delivered by the postman while I was planting them in the front garden so had to find room for those too.

Also repotted some Stargazer lillies which badly needed it - had a real job separating them as some campanulas had self-sown themselves into the pot so there was a huge tangle of roots.

I've just spotted a box of chocolate liqueurs the OH got in for Christmas - think I might have to nip to the shops tomorrow for replacements!


Wild Garden (Community Channel)

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 16:56

Hi all, don't know of this has been mentioned before but I'm currently watching "Wild Garden" on the Community Channel.  It's quite good!  Bees & bats at the mo.


Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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Last Post: 14/09/2014 at 13:17

Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 12:28

Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 18:04

Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

Only fto be read by your household's main gardener! 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 18:52

Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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Last Post: 18/06/2014 at 14:32

Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Flew into the polytunnel for a while 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 21:44

A week of rain = jungle garden!

It's been too wet to really do anything outside.. 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 17:42

Deep Down & Dirty: The Science of soil

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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 11:30

Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Look for distorted and damaged leaves near the tips 
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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 10:58

Seed grown Wisteria finally in flower - Hooray!

Planted many years ago 
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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 12:39


Polytunnel growing 
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Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 19:05

First day of (meteorological) Spring

How id your garden looking 
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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 20:31

DIY heated propagator

Making one from scratch 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 19:57

Cost of bird food

bulk vs supermarket 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 12:33

Wild Garden (Community Channel)

On Freeview/Sky 
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