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Posted: 08/04/2015 at 19:34

We had a talk at our gardeners' group from an experienced gardener and he recommended Verve multi-purpose  compost  so I bought two bags. you've got me worried now!  

Help & advice needed for newbies!

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 18:10

We have lots of cats around here Kieran and I never get a problem with them on my gravel garden. They love my cat mint in the back garden though and have nearly finished it off rolling in it in ecstasy! I love cats so It doesn't bother me.I do hope they don't get the baby birds though, that would upset me. 

Blind Daffodils

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 17:56

I have had a few which have come up blind and I wonder if the bulbs just get old and worn out. I will certainly try a feed Berghill and see what happens next year .

Help & advice needed for newbies!

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 08:00

More thoughts about your garden Sam, if it were my garden I would think about screening your bins with some trellis and perhaps growing a small climber around it. I would then think about putting a small shrub or two at the bottom or perhaps some pots of flowers so that you have something nice to look out on. A small seating area could be placed perhaps at the top of the garden. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

Help & advice needed for newbies!

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 22:34

Hello Sam, me and my OH did our front garden and I do remember that we first dug up all the grass and then laid a permeable membrane down before the gravel went down. We then made a hole in the membrane for each shrub we planted. I think some people kill the grass off with a weed killer before putting down the membrane. You could just put pots on top of the gravel. Weeds still manage to come through the gravel and you still have to keep up a little weeding to keep it looking tidy. I would work out a design before you begin the work.

Composting moss

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 17:49

Thank you Edd and everyone who has offered advice and useful information.

Composting moss

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 14:14

No Topbird I won't add moss killer as it wouldn't be environmental and and I do try

 to be green!

murky pond after spawning

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:54

My frogspawn looks just the sane as yours with the tadpoles looking inert and possibly dead! I think they will come to life soon. When I was a child a very long time ago, I collected some frogspawn in a jam jar ,very cruel I know but I was just a child. Anyway one frog survived in the end having probably eaten the others and did manage to leap out of the jam jar. The point is, perhaps they can jump a bit when they become froglets.

Composting moss

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:37

Thank you all. It appears that  there are differing opinions on this query. My soil is very sandy and I am puzzled  as to why there is so much moss about. We haven't had a particularly wet winter either.I hope it all disappears when the summer comes!

Why have my rosemary cuttings died?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 08:39

If the Rosemary cuttings had their roots frozen in the pot they would not survive. I put my cutting in my greenhouse and I am happy to say that it did survive. Have you a porch or somewhere frost free to keep the cuttings another time? They will survive in the soil in a mild winter but it is a risk. Pots will always be vulnerable and I have lost cuttings leaving them outside.

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