London (change)
Today 15°C / 9°C
Tomorrow 17°C / 12°C

claire goulding

Latest posts by claire goulding

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 15:58

totally agree with every point you made Hostafan!!

it should be all about the gardens and its not.

I shall still watch it tho.

desperate to go but no one will ever go with me! sad.

Talkback: Honey bees in gardens

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 12:07

bit concerned about that bit on gardeners world.

it seemed all you had to do was buy this huge piece of wood, get some bees and bobs your uncle.

isn't there a little bit more to keeping bees than that, monty?!

I know he said to contact your local bee association tho.

in the papers this week was an article on swarms in cities, they think it might have something to do with amateur bee keepers..

is it?!

I would love bees, but I already have plenty in my garden cos of all the bee friendly plants I have.

and we had 2 swarms at my dads house which was pretty frightening when I was younger!


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:30

I always clean my pots I wait for a pile of them and do them all  together. my dad is the same, and he used to pay me a half pence each for doing them!

I am very tidy, I get it from him. I cant help it.

and I like the smell of jeyes fluid.


Is this blight?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:18

looks like frost to me! too early for blight I would've thought, tho you can check on the web to see if its in your area. new leaves should come thru, I had the same problem one year, im in the midlands too. wish the frost would get lost!


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 14:39

my freesias that I planted this year I have only had 2 out of about 10 bulbs do anything. I have grown them in the past, very well. if only I could remember what I did differently this year...

ive even took some out of the compost and had a look.there they sit.doing nothing.but their mates have .I wonder why?!

How life changes

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:49

i had to laugh at that fidgetbones!! my husband, after a couple of very late nights at work got home early the other day and changed into pyjamas at 4.30pm!! when I asked why he said they were comfortable.

poor thing!



Concrete Lined Anderson Shelter - What to do?!

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 20:49

I knew someone who found one in his back garden, it was great! but he told his landlord who told the council who made him fill it in and block it up -  health and flippin' safety - so watch who you tell !!

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 20:46

bamboo!! thank goodness I dug it out before it took over.

hardy fuschia's. I have lots tho, my dad gave me them to start my garden off, 10 years later I still have some and feel mean when I take them out.

Fishy's 'pleasant reminders of schooldays. Not !!!

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 21:08

school dinners. I only started having them at high school, and they were great! there was always chips and sausages, and a pudding, corned beef hash pie. once we had a roast pork dinner, all the trimmings, and I put my fork into a roast potato and it flew in the air into the games teachers lap.

happy days!

Neighbours Conifer

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 21:03

really feel for you but theres nothing you can do if they do not want to do anything. its not worth getting into a horrible situation with your neighbours about. they obviously don't realise how bad it is for you and they never will. you cant make horrible people into nice ones.

having said all of that ( I have terrible neighbours who don't cut their side of our hedge and it is a real mess) I inherited 6 conifers on my front garden, took 4 out, left the other 2 for privacy. it wasn't until I chopped those down too and took photos that I realised how awful they  had looked, and how nothing would grow underneath them!! your neighbours are the same. they don't realise !

Discussions started by claire goulding

geranium madame salleron

problems flowering? 
Replies: 2    Views: 362
Last Post: 13/02/2015 at 10:51

Perennial planting time?

when to plant perennials 
Replies: 6    Views: 413
Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 15:49

Bored of my garden!

any ideas of what to do?! 
Replies: 11    Views: 455
Last Post: 24/08/2014 at 21:47

potato problem

wire worms? 
Replies: 8    Views: 359
Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 18:30

Taking Conifers out?!

problem with too large conifers 
Replies: 6    Views: 494
Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 19:29

alternative to roses

what to plant instead of roses? 
Replies: 6    Views: 543
Last Post: 28/05/2014 at 13:06
6 threads returned