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Latest posts by donutsmrs

Tomato experiment

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 15:25

I am growing my tomatoes in Auto Pots this year. I have put a membrane in the bottom of each pot and filled the pots with compost and planted the toms into it. It is keeping them well watered and all my plants are growing really well, as you can see. There is no chance of them drying out because water its fed into the tray all the time. It only lets in the right amount of water they require, it doesn't flood them to drowning point. The water comes from the water butts.

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 All my Fuchsias are also in these pots and they are thriving. My Fuchsias were already in pots and I have just stood these pots into the Auto Pot.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27845.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

RSPB Swift Count

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 18:45

I have just had an email from the RSPB and I have now successfully submitted my swift count. The questions asked are always the same. The swifts usually depart  the beginning of August, i always keep a note in my diary and last year they were gone by  August 12th. 

RSPB Swift Count

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 17:53

Has anyone been having the same problem as me trying to submit your swift count. The RSPB web site has had a problem for the last week or so, you just can not submit your count. I have emailed them and they have come back today to say the problem is solved but again it says there is a problem with their site. I have emailed them again to let them know, they are trying to sort it out and do keep you informed. It is such a shame because I feel it is so important to to look after our wild life. 

Identify Fuchsia

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 17:27

Hi nodisab, have a look at this web site it might help you find out what your Fuchsia is called. http://www.fuchsiamagic.com/fuchsias/fuchsias.htm 

I have lots of Fuchsia but I don't recognise that one.

photos

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 17:58

I tried to upload a photo the other day and all I got was a blank square come up. Never had any problems before, it is very annoying

lawn in this hot weather

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 13:11

I never water the lawn, I feel it is such a waste of water. I always leave the grass a little longer so that it doesn't  dry out so quickly.  You see sprinklers going in a lot of gardens but a sprinkler can use as much water in an hour that a family of four will use in a day. It will soon go green once it starts raining.

Roses

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 17:12

I have a climbing  rose in a large pot and it does very well. I have got it climbing up a metal frame i bought that is just pushed into the pot. I grow a lot of plants in pots, I have even got a Silver Birch in a very large container that has been in there for nearly 3 years now and is thriving very well. They just need a little more TLC than plants in the ground, feeding, watering etc. Good luck with yours.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 19:20

Its been a quite a nice warm  sunny day  here in Bournemouth. Now its pouring with rain which will do the garden good.

Cats

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 19:12

Currry plants work well my garden, they don't like the smell. When it has rained they smell even more of curry. Someone has also suggested on the forum to use Jeyes Fluid. I thought I would give it a go so I have sprayed it around where the cats come in and where they seem to go in the garden. Its been a couple of weeks since I started this and the last 3 or 4 days I haven't seen a cat in my garden. Coincident? I don't know, but I like to think it is working. The trial continues. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 18:32

It hasn't stopped raining all day and quite windy too.

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