Latest posts by budlia63

kidling? is it worth getting GW subscription on ereader?

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 17:23

Love books too but too heavy for bedtime reading it says online if you get a subscription the ipad version is free-am fed up of old mags everywhere and i thought one could highlight snippets and save them in clippings thanks for interest flower

no more food talk please :o(

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 16:17

Busy Lizzie just looked again at your shady planting and I think hellebores would add a nice touch to it.  Just noticed that we have flowers pushing up on ours in back garden even after wettest year for a century!

New fence has ruined my garden, please help!

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 16:07

You seem to have plenty of space round the corner and a beautiful secluded area.  As you've a trampoline etc why not convert that area to utility area for washing line, compost bin, shed, veg patch or anything else you need.  I wouldn't paint the fence-too expensive.  You could grow clematis montana rubens all the way down fence as it's very quick to establish and foxgloves, delphiniums and holyhocks for impact. i would dig over soil and add lots of organic matter then when you find inspiration it's ready.  Good luck, Lauren and don't forget books for gardening book for ideas find a pic and aim for it.  Have a look for The small garden by JohnBrookes for great photos, plans and planting schemes.

Why did you all start gardening?

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 14:42

oh yes not slippers but wellies or crocs on feet too! Anyone else got favoured dress sense for gardening?

Why did you all start gardening?

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 14:33

lol Berghill great memories

Got DVDs on my wishlist now Tink book idea is great too

Franco, my neighbours would probably favour you as I'm out in garden every morning in p.j.s and old coat whatever the weather. I often pull up a few weeds before showering.  If it's dry I eat cereal outside and gaze.

Why did you all start gardening?

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 11:50

Must just add that I too watched GW, in the Geoff Hamilton days, and he was a brill mentor  with his relaxed style and DIY attitude I felt anything I imagined was possible.I also have a vast collection of books Vita Sackville West is my fave.  Nothing beats wandering outside and getting my hands full of fresh soil,  I look at the shoots, bulbs, plants, flowers etc and thank God, the universe, whoever that it's all here  doing well for me to enjoy. I feel privileged to be the custodian for my time here.   


Why did you all start gardening?

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 22:30

I started 27 years ago when i moved in with builder boyfriend and as he had finished converting a semi into 2 flats we had the ground floor and i love being in the sun.  Started buying stuff cheap at local Kingston on Thames market and as the climate is mild everything did marvellous.  Kept interest through life's ups and downs but this house (now back in Lancs) is one I have been in the longest 10yrs 2013.  Just a lawn and deck then but nasty divorce inspired me to dig away the blues.  I have had an allotment but ill-health diagnosed 4 years ago means I can't do dawn-dusk gardening now,  I did have 18 months of no-gardening but then decided little was better than none and I'm now back obsessing about what to do next. My friends & family aren't 'into plants' but they understand it's my escapism and without it life's empty.

no blueberries

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 20:45

hi Welshonion not sure if it's high or low bush and only cut ends off didn't have time to look for dead bits.  it is a front of border and gets good sun til lunch time later in season and though it was in pot I put it in ground. i usually sprinkle ericaceous compost on it and do love it really just missed berries last year

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 20:39

i feed all the bird the same sunflower hearts, niger seed, fat peckers , mealworms and suet blocks get loads of tits, finches, robin, thrush, wren, pair of collard doves, starlings and even a pheasant for a week last spring.  ours is a tiny garden and it has taken them some time to get used to there being lots of food mayb 3 years?  I use seed feeders and hanging tables in trees and on pergola great interest and hours of fun for them and me

kidling? is it worth getting GW subscription on ereader?

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 20:26

hubby got kindle fire HD for christmas i think it would be great to read monthly GW mag on it as it's colour etc anyone got thoughts or advice on it?

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no more food talk please :o(

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