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Latest posts by Clarington

Native Pond Plants

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 09:03

At least anything that goes a little "too well" in the pond can't escape across the borders like other weeds! My parents have a large pond which fills with this one oxygenating weed. I don't know what type it is only that we damn near fainted when we saw it for sale at £5 for a few pathetic little strands and there we were removing two or three wheelbarrows a year at least just to avoid the fish being smothered in it!


Oh well. Inching closer to March! I'm rather looking forward to BBQ season!


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 07:27

KEF - that's weird we had no Orange yesterday either! 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 07:26


artjak wrote (see)

Clarington, that is a great idea about nearly dead plants, esp. at B&Q (they don't seem to know about water there)

Oh our local LOVES using water! My car boot is swimming when I get home sometimes.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 07:24
Rosie31 wrote (see)

Clarington, yes please to the roses, thank you!  Where are you?

Thanks artjak and everyone...


Rosie - I'm South Yorkshire near Sheffield but closer the time when plants are wanted I'll see what's happening in ways of transport and if there's enough of us locally / on route and we can then discuss either loading up my truck and having a road trip or getting parcels sent down.


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 07:14

Bill I'm sure that would be absolutely fine to post if that's what you'd like to do.


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 16:30

As far as I'm aware Ashleigh the bulb doesn't divide into the cloves if you don't get a chilly patch of temperature. I don't know how it works (very much a newbie myself) but have read if you have a warm winter you harvest garlic that is just one large clove.

I believe they're still edible just not what you expect to pull from the ground.


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 16:08

Its a possibility Dove - just keep the ice cubes in bags my garlic is moist enough already! The ground is so wet the washing line fell over the other day- only had a couple of pillow slips on them!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 16:06

I've a few roses that we were thinking of digging up (they're in a very strange place so we're not sure if it really works or not) that I'm leaving in the ground til I know if they'll be of any use to anyone (also could do with growing them to see what colours they are as its our first year here!) I'll also be keeping an eye on the bins at the garden centres when I go to see if any slower growing plants they have inadvertently over watered can be brought cheaply and saved.


Nut free bird seed?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 16:01

What about sunflower and niger seed that comes in its own pack? With gardening gloves issues to all children to try and avoid any potential contamination.

Egg Shells

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 15:59

I imagine with these warm temperatures they're breeding already and well on their way to causing chaos. I'll have to get my chop sticks out sooner than later and declare the truce over.

Discussions started by Clarington

Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

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When is it ready to harvest? 
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Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

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loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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Fungus on ones strawberries!!

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Plantus Unidentifidous

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Transplanting Grass

June transplant to cover the bald spots! 
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A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

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Heated propagators

When do you decant the seedlings? 
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Evergreen Grass With Purple Flowers In Summer

Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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