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Posted: 04/04/2015 at 21:28

My old pond sprung a leak a year or two ago, probably caused by plant roots piercing the liner. Hence no longer contains water. I would dearly love to have frogs again, and am wondering if there is a minimum size of "container" which would allow wildlife to live and thrive.

Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 18:58

Lovely dogs, Blessed if I know how to submit photos. I know how to drag and drop, but that method doesn't seem to work. Oh dear!

aged manure advice?

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 21:22

I find it surprising that anyone needs to buy manure from a garden center. So much available from farms, most of it free I'm sure. Oh dear, how fortunate some of us are!

Precious site.

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 19:56

Goodness! So glad I posted. The two sites suggested by LucyL and GemmaJF have pleased me no end. I was unaware of their existence, but now I will be visiting often. Thank you.

Precious site.

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 19:24

This section of our gardening forum is, I feel, so valuable because as far as I know it seems to be the only one in regular use. I remember a few years ago, the RSPB ran a forum, but sadly no more. Also the BBC Autumnwatch and Springwatch allowed us to post our sightings and views. This one too came to an end. Such a shame, when one thinks of this massive subject.

Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 08:36

I would highly recommend Suttons. A good catalogue, I find. Also D. T.Brown

Regular contributers.

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 21:19

In response to Palaisglide, hello Frank! As this forum is run by Gardeners World mag,I guess I originally thought the subjects we could chat about would be connected to gardens, i e wildlife, and the other headings we regularly see now. Maybe I didn't delve deeper, or was afraid to introduce other unrelated topics.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 17:14

So nice to see so much agreement regarding the appalling price of milk. Coming from a long line of farmers, on both sides, it bothers me no end, to see so few dairy herds in our lovely countryside. Also a great deal less pasture land to wander over. 

Sprouting Broccoli

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 19:28

Interesting which varieties of sprouting broccoli gardeners are choosing to grow. Goodness, January is early to harvest, mine is usually April. Thought I would try one of the varieties from D.T.Brown's catalogue, next year. Not easy to make the right choice always.

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Posted: 17/01/2015 at 18:52

I can't quite figure out why some forum members took my original post as a criticism. It was a case of "As a matter of interest...." I do not know how many forums there are, but two which are regularly used, are Digital Spy, and The Lounge. Seemingly covering every subject under the sun. I find it so nice to be able to chat about cookery, agas, dogs, music, politics, music, wildlife. Thirst for knowledge. Oh dear, that darn enquiring mind again!!

Discussions started by cowslip2

French beans.

crop rotation. 
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Seed sowing.

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Weed killer.

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Precious site.

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Every day. 
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Feeding birds.

Fat balls. 
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Bird Feeding.

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Tender Perennial.

Convolvulus Altheoides. 
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Convolvulus Star of Yalta.

Mystery death. 
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Spring soil.

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Sowing dates. 
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