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Latest posts by Calendula


Posted: 12/04/2013 at 12:59

I use my own home-made, sieved finely, and it works great. I just have to be sure I know what the seedling is supposed to look like, as everything else already in the compost bursts into life at the same time!

Problem with baby plants,help needed.

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 13:54

What do you need a helping hand with? They look OK to me

This is what happens when.....

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 16:43

Beautiful plants! Mine are still snug in their seed packets

MOB rants

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 12:47

I think the thing about Snowdon is that it has a path to the top, which makes people think 'oh well, if it's got a path it must be easy'.

But what's equally stupid is those walkers I see on the South Downs fully togged up in arctic gear with those particularly irritating double walking sticks. It can be a bit steep in places but, really, it's not the Alps!

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 13:29

Am I the only one here who doesn't worship the cult of Geoff Hamilton? I always found him patronising and dull.

Best and worst

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 09:53

Best is harvesting veg, but after that I do enjoy turning out a compost bin. I have just done my 'winter' one and have lots of lovely sieved potting compost waiting for use. I don't enjoy hedge-cutting much but me and OH do it together so it's quite companionable. I agree with Obelixx about the hardest being just to sit and enjoy it.

Poor Lawn.

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 09:40

I echo the advice to dig the lawn up, but why not go further and not relay it? I gave up on a lawn 5 years ago and have never looked back. No more boring mowing and a much more interesting (and full) garden.


Posted: 05/02/2013 at 14:44

My response to heavy, clogging, noisy machines which ripped rather than cut the grass? Dug up the grass and grew vegetables instead! Much more rewarding.

The uses of rainwater

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 09:53

Completed. A much more interesting topic than I chose for my Geography dissertation!

Talkback: Learning from 2012

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 16:16

I'm with Sue H. Extreme weather can mean extreme heat, or extreme drought, or extreme cold, not just extreme wet. We could experience all or none of the above in the next few years, just like in the last few. Using last year as a benchmark is very short-sighed IMO.

Just keep on growing what you like and will do well in your soil conditions.

Discussions started by Calendula

Escallonia 'Apple Blossom' - few flowers

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Last Post: 15/07/2014 at 11:11

ID please

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Last Post: 26/11/2013 at 12:48

Mangetout seedlings: 'pinching' and dying

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Last Post: 06/05/2013 at 09:43

Help needed: robust rain protection

Can anyone recommend a good folding umbrella? 
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Last Post: 17/04/2013 at 13:20
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