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claire goulding

Latest posts by claire goulding

Thorns stuck in fingers

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 20:17

magnesium sulphate will draw any thorns left in the skin, it sounds like it could be infected, she will probably need a course of antibiotics.

Fixing up a garden

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 20:13

maybe im going out against popular opinion here, but would it not be a good idea to ask your mum what she wants out of it first?

gardens are so personal, maybe at the moment she would appreciate the fences and lawn being fixed, but if its not to personal, how old is she? can she still do a lot herself? pots need watering, vegetables need looking after, im only asking as im doing my dads garden, and im treading carefully.

I hope im not offending by mentioning this,its just another thought.

unsightly tree stumps

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 20:07

I had 6 huge conifers and have been left with stumps that I cannot afford to get out, weve drilled holes in them, and ive planted lavender all the way round. now the lavender is covering the stumps, which gradually are starting to disintegrate. ivy would cover them too, I imagine the soil is rubbish,mine certainly is!

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 20:03

my name is Claire and I am a plantaholic.

I have blackspot in my garden so should not buy roses.

but there were some of my favourite rose , the fairy, and it was a rambler and it was only £4.50, I couldn't help myself!

I hid it and haven't told anyone and today I planted it at the side of my summer house, where I am sitting on my photo.

I can pick the little leaves off when and if they do get black spot, I do this with one in a container and I can just about keep it o.k.

but a rambler?!!  what was  I thinking??????

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.

Discussions started by claire goulding

gardening courses

not design! 
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 19:04

recycling plant pots?

anyone take them?! 
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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 11:38

problem with plum tree

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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 19:33

geranium madame salleron

problems flowering? 
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Last Post: 13/02/2015 at 10:51

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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Last Post: 28/05/2014 at 13:06
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