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blind daff.bulbs

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 17:17

My Paper White bulbs which I planted a while before Christmas are at last growing but  without any flower buds. Disappointing.

WARNING!!!!!!

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 17:13

My lovely daughter-in-law comes from Barbados where the temperature outside is always 28 degrees or there abouts so I asked her how people greet each other. Apparently instead of weather comments, so usual in the UK the question is "what are you having for your dinner tonight?"!! 

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 15:09

Lucky you having a walled garden! I would have to have something growing up that lovely old wall such as espalier apples, peaches or pears. I hope you show us all what you eventually decide on with some more pictures!

Problems Storing Wellies

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 11:54

I once found a dead mouse in mine which I suspect had escaped from the cat we had at the time. I now put a polystyrene tube in each of the wellingtons and this keeps them upright. The tubing came from some my other half bought to insulate some pipes and this bit was left over. I just cut it in half and it does the job perfectly!

Nesting box

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 17:30

I think you are right Busy-Lizzie. I believe several birds have been photographed snuggled up inside a nesting box. My other half has just put another box up in our garden, I hope the birds make use of it in the cold spell just forcast

Geraniums

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 12:53
  1. My experience is that geraniums will flower again later in the year if you cut off the dead flowers. Far from weakening the plant it strengthens it as it doesn't have to use energy to make seed . 

Coffee grounds and slugs

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 08:25

The truth is that no one can police this stupid law but according to ''The Garden'' magazine the thing is to discourage people using their own methods of slug control which may be harmful, Talk about a nanny state.????

Coffee grounds and slugs

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 19:23

The article definitely said the use of coffee grounds as a slug deterrent was illegal and the fines for doing so we're quite heavy!

Coffee grounds and slugs

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 19:14

I was wondering if it would harm some kale plants I had just planted,  to put coffee grounds around them so my OH googled it. Imagine my surprise when he found out that it was illegal to use coffee grounds to deter slugs as pesticide tests have not been carried out on coffee grounds! It is alright, apparently, to use them as a mulch or to enrich compost. So now we know!  

How do you clean old labels

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 10:44

I have been known to cut up margarine cartons when necessary though you have to use black markers on them!

Discussions started by daydaisy

Frog spawn at last.

I had given up having any frogspawn this year 
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Last Post: 12/04/2016 at 17:40

Grow bags, where are they?

I would like to start some salad stuff in a grow bag 
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Last Post: 09/03/2016 at 15:34

Coffee grounds and slugs

Did you know it is illegal to kill slugs with coffee?! 
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Last Post: 18/06/2015 at 08:14

Plant identification please.

I bought a gorgeous planter from Aldi but do not recognise this flower 
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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 19:41

Goldfish with feelings!

I wouldn't believe this if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 09:45

Help! My lovely Apple tree has got a rust looking patch on the bark

Is there anything I can do to stop the rot? 
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Last Post: 17/05/2015 at 16:19

Dawn Chorus

Did anyone see this programme on BBC 4 last night? 
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Last Post: 06/05/2015 at 00:35

I have just bought some Cossack tomatoes, has anyone else grown them?

Due to a spring holiday I have had to buy my tomato plants this year. 
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Last Post: 29/04/2015 at 09:44

The history of the land we call our garden.

What have you found in your garden? 
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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 11:34

Can anyone identify this plant for me?

This little plant has appeared in an unloved part of my garden. 
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Last Post: 27/04/2015 at 19:07

Composting moss

Is it OK to compost moss or should it be put in the green bin? 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:49

Goldfish and tadpoles

Will my goldfish eat the tadpoles? 
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Last Post: 28/03/2015 at 18:10

Gardener's World programme

seeds or Is it legal to bring seeds back from abroad to UK?i 
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Last Post: 23/03/2015 at 18:00

What is in my compost heap?

What is this ash like substance in the compost? 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 09:52

Skinny leeks

My leeks won't grow! 
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Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 17:27
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