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Latest posts by claire goulding

Hostas - Any Advice out There

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 09:24

pots. chimney pots or equivalent. only way to not get the slugs and snails. I tried everything in my garden, nothing worked. but as soon as I put them in pots,and sprinkled grit/gravel around the pot. and they looked great,and lasted well into autumn. usually in the border they looked pretty awful.best thing I ever did!

Is this raised border too small for black bamboo

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 09:18

don't do it!! my brother in law has just removed bamboo from his back garden after complaints from neighbours about it coming thru their concrete paving slabs. it is simply not worth it. don't believe anyone who says its not invasive.

and yes that area is too small. I got given some bamboo by said brother in law - always knew he didn't like me- and it took over quickly and I had to dig it out an awful job.

there are lots of clematis that would look lovely, montanna broughton star is a good one. anything but bamboo!!sorry bamboo fans out there

seed potatoes

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 15:18

charlotte are the only ones im going to do this year. first year of growing spuds is always the best and the easiest!!

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 15:15

i would pay more and id like to know where the best place is to buy it for the farmers. what ever happened to the milk marketing board? they still have one in the channel islands.

we buy ours at the local co-op but this week went into liddl and it was very cheap,about 75p.doesnt seem right.

I tell my husband when we see the cows in the field, remember this, because in years to come,this will be part of the past.the new diary farms have cows indoors who never see grass.he laughs at me.but im sure that's the way its going.(god I sound like my dad "don't know what you'll see"etc.)

Strictly 2014

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 17:51

oh dear!!

I think it is a light entertainment programme at the end of the day. Len is acting like its a serious competition which it really isn't, and an awful lot of people have called for him to leave,which he will, like Bruce did.

Part of the older generation I suppose !!

Never mind we all have different opinions no need for a falling out lets try and keep it light hearted no one needs to get upset!

Christmas of yesteryear

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 13:57

I often think it would be nice to go back in time,maybe Charles dickens a Christmas carol?!

but id have to take with me central heating,antibiotics etc.

My husband sometimes reads a Christmas carol out loud, but I cant help thinking of black adders a Christmas carol,and tiny tom!

bbc2's wartime farm was good, the one at Christmas time very interesting.my mum remembers going to the cinema to see the wizard of oz with her dad,and my grandma being furious with him as she was so cold when they came home,but mum only remembers the thrill of going to the cinema.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 13:34

i never danced around my handbag I can assure you!

I don't think we really imagine it is an actual dance competition. it is celeb's having a go a dancing and a popularity contest really.

I remember Come Dancing when that was on the tv,now that was a dancing competition! And I didn't like it.

but I was only little..and not a dancer!

Strictly 2014

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 11:04

did you see trixiebelle on take two last night ?

they were so nice! not at all miffed from being booted off. smiley and happy.

so different to Brendan or James who would've been having a fit.

Remember when Kelly Brook was in a few years ago?she got booted of,i think Brenda did an illegal lift,and then Karen the pro-dancer got told off too when she was first on.

I think Len should have clarified the point early on in the season,and Trent was a bit cheeky,which Len punished him for.

I read an interview in the telegraph today with Pixie,she seemed fine about it all, not fussed at all!

I wish I was! and I shall watch it on Saturday,but it will be the poorer programme without her.

oh well.

Memories of Yesteryear.

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 10:56

Im not sure where this was going.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 10:03

whatever we think of pixies exit(and I think it was wrong)the final now will be sub standard. I love Caroline and Frankie, but they are not technically as good as Pixie,and haven't been consistently as good. As for Mark and Simon, I just don't get it,I don't think they are that good.I think Len had a grudge against Trent after he said he was a rule breaker; this often happens,look at Brendan,and James. Len likes them to be put in their place,and for him to be the top dog.

What a shame,I was looking forward to some good dancing,and didn't mind who won,just wanted Pixie to get to the final because she is the best dancer,and a joy to watch.Now I doubt if I will be bothered.None of the final competitors can improve any more so it wont be worth watching.

And I cant believe Im that bothered I was furious last night!!

Discussions started by claire goulding

geranium madame salleron

problems flowering? 
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Perennial planting time?

when to plant perennials 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 15:49

Bored of my garden!

any ideas of what to do?! 
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Last Post: 24/08/2014 at 21:47

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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