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Posted: 03/09/2013 at 18:39

I just wanted to share my lovely Dahlias with you. This is the first year that I have grown them and I am so pleased with them.  I will be growing them again next year.



Posted: 23/08/2013 at 17:56

I have grown Dahlias for the first time this year and I am very pleased with them. My husband got them from a car boot sale. I will defiinitely be growing them again.





Posted: 19/08/2013 at 18:39

I always ropot mine in the spring just as they are starting to grow again. By this time I have cut them back so they are more managable when removing them from the pot. All my Fuchsias are in pots and some of them I have had for a very long time, hardy as well as tender ones.


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 17:59

I have asked before on the forum about keeping cats out of the garden. I have done the Jeyes Fluid and that does seem to keep them out, well all but one little black and white cat who comes in nearly everyday to have a drink out of my small pond. He then sits and admires my garden for while then he is gone. It is what cats do and I don't think any law will be able to stop it. It will be a waste of tax payers money, Jeyes Fluid is a lot cheaper.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 18:04

I agree, a brilliant series. I'm with you Fairygirl, no loud music, no shouting it is bliss. Why does everything have to be so loud these days? 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 17:58

This is my star in the garden at the moment, Pot Marigold. They are all looking wonderful right now and such a vibrant colour.


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.

 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.


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. 

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

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