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Latest posts by cloud8

Pigeon problem

Posted: 30/03/2012 at 21:13

Wyevale are selling large netted cloches.  The net is taut so your hedgehog may be safe.


Posted: 30/03/2012 at 21:05

Can you ask your other neighbours to keep an eye out?  Clearly you can't give up before they do.  Perhaps you could put some dirty grease on the edges to discourage people from touching them although it wouldn't be nice for you either.  Good luck.

have I killed my wisteria?

Posted: 29/03/2012 at 07:23

thanks both of you, I'll leave it a little longer, if only to avoid digging the thing up.

have I killed my wisteria?

Posted: 26/03/2012 at 12:29

I cut my massive wisteria back to a 2 ft stump late last summer because it was in the way and now it's showing no signs of life.  Do you think I've killed it?  If I have, is there any easy way of getting the whopping big stump out of the ground?   Thanks.

Your wishlist

Posted: 26/03/2012 at 12:26

I find the video guides very useful but they would be even better if they covered sowing right through to how big the thing gets and then how to harvest it or manage it so you know what you're about to take on.

Also maybe something on different types of gardens e.g. I'd be interested in something along the lines of Geoff Hamilton's ornamental kitchen garden and Alys Fowler's edible garden.

Thanks, it's a fab site

Talkback: How to pot on sweet peas

Posted: 26/03/2012 at 12:17
Ha ha I asked my partner to sow them as 'married couples' and when they came up a few of them were in 3s and 4s - says a lot a about his ideas on marriage.

honeysuckle growth

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 23:08

Can anyone tell me whether honey suckle grow clockwise or anti-clockwise please?

Climbing rose suggestions

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 23:04

oh by the way, that was on clay and it smelt like a tea rose

Climbing rose suggestions

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 23:01

I used to have Graham Thomas which I think is a short climber, I moved house before it got to the top of the arch so couldn't comment on how high it gets.   It's the loveliest pure yellow like sunshine.

Bees, Butterflies and Blooms

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 22:57

What a refreshing piece of programming that showed all parties in agreement rather than having the usual row that is supposed to make 'good television', but then I always did think gardeners were the nicest sort of people.  

The only thing that did bother me was whether all of these wonderful changes to city bedding schemes would put groundsmen and women out of work which would not be great timing.

But really, well done Sarah, it's inspirational.

Discussions started by cloud8

Building an arbour

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Metal in soil

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Confused by my group 3 clematis

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modest hellebores

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Help! Droopy fig

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potato varieties

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greenhouse vs coldframe

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short climbers???

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Small tree - any ideas please?

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have I killed my wisteria?

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Encouraging birds to the garden

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Acanthus dilemma

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