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claire goulding

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New to gardening and in need of help!

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 13:10

go to a charity shop and see if they have any gardening books! I have a big collection, and some of the really old ones that are very cheap have some great advice.

I have an addiction to these, especially as where I go there is a 50p book barn!!

I think as you start to garden, it will become your own . an old chap in my village always used to say its the soil that counts "do you compost me duck?" he used to say.

yes I still do.

When to Harvest Spuds

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 13:05

if you have a few plants why not have a feel around if they are in a container or dig one plant up to have a look?! its always exciting to see.

you should leave them until the flowers have faded, but ive just had a feel in one of my containers of "charlotte"and they are didn't have any flowers but I couldn't wait and they are fine, just a little small so im going to wait.


Casualties in the heat.......

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 13:02

im helping my dad out on his garden, finally he's admitted he needs help. yesterday was boiling hot and I thought we would be wiltering too like the plants,  but he said it was too hot to be gardening and he was taking me out to a garden centre and bought me a cup of tea and some plants!!

now that's what I call a good boss!!

Oh come on......

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 19:17

never mind climate change, what will kill the planet is over population! this is hardly ever mentioned. how on earth are we going to feed everyone if it keeps growing at the current rate?!

I think we are all doomed but we will make great pets when the apes take over...(hang on,isnt that a film?!)

recycling plant pots?

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 08:50

Ice, im near Nuneaton.

our council wont take them. schools don't want them nearby, as I say, without facebook etc. I would have to speak to people face to face and ask them!!!!!!

does anyone know how to do that anymore?!

only joking, I shall try mums church, there must be something.

recycling plant pots?

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 21:08

does anyone know of anywhere that takes plastic plant pots?!

ive heard dobbies do, but what sort? how many can you bring?

my local recycling doesn't, and Im not on social media (horrors) to see if anyone would want them.

I must have hundreds, they are washed and cleaned.

does anyone else have this problem?

it must be a topic that comes up a lot.

ive got quite a few garden centres around me, but none take them.

Alan's new series

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 21:02

i cant stand this sort of programme. its not gardening its ground force again/changing rooms. its bunging plants in without a thought for the cost or the upkeep. and whats happened to alan? he used to be a gardener, now he blubs all the time its awful.

having said that I watched every minute as I will watch anything whatsoever about gardening as I am an addict.!

Bedding Plants

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 15:28

ive already lost quite a few bedding plants that I put out last week and the week before to the cold.

my dad - who is an old fashioned gardener - uses a lot of bedding plants, and he never puts his out until about the 2nd week of June, in fact im booked in to help him do this next Monday as he has waited until now as the weather is so weird.

I think its a lesson to us all tho! im going to stop using them so much in the future, he cant garden as he would like, and they are so labour intensive.

Mind you, Ive planted sweetcorn and I cant imagine that that will do any good.

you live and don't learn tho!!

problem with plum tree

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 19:33

thanks pansyface! shall defo get this I cannot get enough gardening books!

Gooseberry tops curling up

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 19:24

had the same thing!! I thought it might be frost, its been so cold..

had to bring all my tomatoes indoors dont think I will get any this year mutter grumble....

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Discussions started by claire goulding

recycling plant pots?

anyone take them?! 
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problem with plum tree

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geranium madame salleron

problems flowering? 
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Perennial planting time?

when to plant perennials 
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Bored of my garden!

any ideas of what to do?! 
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potato problem

wire worms? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 18:30

Taking Conifers out?!

problem with too large conifers 
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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 19:29

alternative to roses

what to plant instead of roses? 
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