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We love Monty!

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 18:23

It is so awful to see all those lovely plants being dumped on the tv last week. I really don't think the GC's will suffer very much, after all they sell much more than just plants which makes me wonder how they can actually call themselves Garden Centres when they are selling ornaments, glassware, crockery and even clothes, which is what the "Garden Centre" near me does. I agree with Sparker, stick to your local Nursery. Keep on giving the good advise Monty, we value it.

Compost bins - tips welcome!

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 18:03

I've got dalek bin and I got some lovely compost out it this year. 

Getting rid of Bindweed

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 17:52

I had a lot of Bindweed in my garden, it was coming up everywhere and the fence in my back garden would be covered in it. I used Roundup weed killer. If it was close to other plants I would paint it on to the leaves, if it is away from other plants I sprayed it on, and as I was digging the soil over at any time I would pull out any roots I found.  It didn't go overnight, it took a year or more but it was worth the wait because now I don't have any. It is a war you can win, you just have to stick with it and be patient. So go get it Mummy muddy paws and take no prisoners. Good Luck

old greenhouse uses??

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 18:51

You could always advertise it on Gumtree I am sure someone would want it for spare parts. I have also seen greenhouse glass advertised on there so you may be able to reglaze it cheaper than you think. Good luck

 

Still no emails

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 19:18

I am still not getting any notifications of replies to forum postings, is there still a problem with this.

Bournemouth Pleasure Gardens & Genealogy 1880's

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 19:14

That is very interesting reading. Bournemouth has an awful lot of history, have you tried contacting Bournemouth Bourgh council  http://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/HomePage.aspx  they may be able to help.

Have a look at this link http://www.boscombechinegardens.org/ as it mentions an 1890s lodge in Boscombe Chine Gardens and you can contact them to find out more. My father did walk about tours in Bournemouth back in the late 70s and he new such a lot about Bournemouth, and Chine cottage rings a bell, I am sure he had mentioned this. Unfortunately he is no longer with us but I will have a look through his papers etc on Bournemouth to see if I can find out anything for you. Good Luck.

Hi from the North East

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 18:04

Hi Mark welcome to the forum. You will deffinately get plenty of advice on here. There are some very knowledgeable people on this forum and you will always get a good reply and everyone is very friendly no matter how often you come on here. I too love Japanese Maples and most of my garden is in pots which makes it so easy to weed. 

Cucumber seedlings

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 17:46

I haven't sown my cucumbers yet but I got mine from Lidl. £3.99 for 4 seeds is very expensive. I paid just 99p for 10 seeds, I have grown these for the last two or three years and I have had wonderful cucumbers. Hope yours are ok though good luck.

Who pays for Things

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 18:12

I don't care who paid for Monty's greenhouse I think it is lovely and I wish I could have one that size but my garden isn't big enough. 

Feeling good

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 17:58

I have been in the potting shed these last couple of days sowing seeds and potting on and although it was really cold it was great to be out in the garden again. I heard on the weather forecast this afternoon that it will be warmer next week, mind you I am in the south so it might take a little longer to get to those of you in the chilly north.  It does make you feel good though to see the sunshine.

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