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Posted: 30/07/2015 at 21:26

ooh i think we could all do with a nice cup of tea and a sit down!

seriously tho,  it is horrible when you go outside and garden, and a human being or an animal upsets you.

my neighbours 2 dogs hardly ever get walked, and when they do go out into the garden they go mad and bark (don't blame them) but it means me and my dog go in. My dog starts barking, I look at her, and she knows! time to go inside. I tell her only common dogs bark for no reason!! (she looks at me like im mad for spoiling the fun) and we go inside and have a cup of tea.

Ive had so much upset with them next door that now I just don't want to have anything to do with them. that includes being in the garden at the same time.

like my husband says

"not my circus, not my monkeys"

Neighbours tree

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 18:41

it does make you wonder why these trees/plants are thought suitable for our british gardens!!

I had a eucalyptus tree when I first moved in here, and my dad told me to get rid of it straight away, he said it sucks all the good stuff out of the soil, and it was where I wanted my veg plot.

then my brother in law gave me a bamboo and I put it in the same place, my dad screamed "no!!!!" get it out! so I did.

that was 10 years ago.

im still learning, but always listen to my dad..

Gardening & what else?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 12:33

im just getting into opera and finally get it, I wonder does your pallet for music change like your tastebuds do with food?!

reading reading and more reading. if im not on the garden im sitting in it reading.

my husband says I hoard books and ive gotten rid of a lot.

Gardeners World taken off air

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 12:27

its not right. gardening programmes like gardeners world need to be on in the spring and summer.  it shouldn't be shifted about like it is.

not fair!!!

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 20:23

im glad ive read all of your comments before watching this! I don't think I shall bother with it. im so sick of make over programmes with infinite budgets and sob story x factor type stuff. I didn't know carol klein was on next week. thank god!!

I don't mind "how to do" gardening programmes, but please, stop with the instant gardens. gardens evolve, constantly, its not baking a cake and its finished!! a garden is never finished!

rant rant rant

Talkback: 10 ways to deter carrot root fly

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 20:40

Charlie November that made me chuckle!!

I grow my carrots under fleece, from sowing to harvesting. every now and then I take a peep and see how they are doing, take out any weeds, but just leave them to it.

best ever! had some tonight, just as I was thinking next year I might not do any veg, getting fed up of doing it every year,but the taste!! nothing taste like home grown carrots.

why not?!!! and why not in restaurants either?!!!!

I need your help

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 21:36

Pauline, one thing I would do is keep a food diary, and list everything! and don't call what your on a diet, this will make you think you are doing good/bad foods, and that isn't helpful. no food is good/bad, its just how much you have. you can have a biscuit,just one tho, not the whole packet!

great advice on here, don't buy it is a great one!

my hubby is loosing weight, small things, 2 wheetabix instead of 3, I told him hes not a super hero!(well,he is to me)

look at the size of your plate, is it too big?!

good luck and keep us posted!!

gardening courses

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 19:04

thanks for that shall take a look!

gardening courses

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 08:49

Hi guys

im thinking of doing an evening class in gardening. I don't want to do garden design, which seems to be the only thing out there, Ive been gardening for 10 years now, but would really like to get into horticulture, the nitty gritty, soil, plants, ph levels, etc. im struggling to find one near me, and im thinking the R.H.S. would be a good certificate to have?!

im old and in my day you got leaflets thru the post telling you what courses were on where,how much etc. and it was 0 levels etc. now there seems to be a wide range,and I don't want to be doing something that isn't recognised in the industry.

I might add that one day I might be moving to America ,so im thinking R.H.S. would be the way to go?

anyone had any experience of courses?!!


Fixing up a garden

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 21:32

good luck hope it all goes well and keep us updated! maybe as the children get older they could help a little.

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gardening courses

not design! 
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anyone take them?! 
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problem with plum tree

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problems flowering? 
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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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Taking Conifers out?!

problem with too large conifers 
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alternative to roses

what to plant instead of roses? 
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