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Latest posts by donutsmrs

California Blue Bells

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 12:48

Hi punkdoc, it says on the box that they are phacelia companularia, hope that helps.

California Blue Bells

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 11:15

Hi everyone, has anybody ever grown California Blue Bells. I have got about 30 of these little bulbs but I don't know anything about them. Can they be invasive and take over your garden or should I just put them into a pot. Any advise would be greatly apreciated.

propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 18:06

I have taken Salvia Hot Lips cuttings last year and have got three lovely plants to go out in the next few weeks. This week I have taken cuttings of Alstromeria. I bought these lovely plants in Holland last week so hopefully they will grow big and strong. They are all standing up nice and straight and tall at the moment, so I am keeping my fingers crossed. 

The Swifts are Back

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 17:59

I heard my first scream of swifts today. I have been looking towards the sky for a few days now, knowing that they will soon be back and today I was rewarded with that lovely sound. I always feel that it is the sound of summer even if the weather thinks otherwise. But who cares, because I love watching them and hearing them and I will be doing the swift count for the RSPB later on in the summer. 

Still Very Slow

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 18:31

I'm still not getting emails when a response is made to a thread. Is it just me or is this problem still being sorted out.  

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.

Discussions started by donutsmrs

Azalea Cuttings

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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 19:23

They Are Back

I think summer has arrived 
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Last Post: 01/05/2014 at 19:31

Double Reply and Large Font

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Last Post: 07/01/2014 at 20:26

Talkback: New year gardening resolutions

I am determined to keep on top of the seed sowing. This year I have decided to sow my seeds little earlier than I have done in the past. I h... 
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Last Post: 09/01/2014 at 21:15

Talkback: Autumn harvests

This has been the first time I have grown marrows and they have grown so well, I only put two plants in. We have eaten some of them and with... 
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Last Post: 02/10/2013 at 22:45

Help!!! I think this is Fuchsia Gall Mite

Can any of you good people help 
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Last Post: 05/09/2013 at 12:29

Dahlias

They are so lovely 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 17:53

RSPB Swift Count

Web site problem 
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Last Post: 18/07/2013 at 18:45

California Blue Bells

Never Grown These Before 
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Last Post: 10/05/2013 at 15:56

The Swifts are Back

The sound of summer has arrived 
Replies: 6    Views: 376
Last Post: 16/05/2013 at 20:34

Still no emails

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Last Post: 28/04/2013 at 11:53

Talkback: Garden seating areas

I've got two seats in my back garden. One I have had for a long time and is nice and secluded and the other one, my husband got it at a car ... 
Replies: 26    Views: 1439
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Early seed sowing

I have sown some tomato seeds this weekend and sweet pea. It is just great to be out in the garden, and it is lovely to walk into a lovely w... 
Replies: 25    Views: 1364
Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:43

Talkback: Garden birds

I haven't had many birds in my either, and RSPB Bird Watch was disapointing to say the lest as I hardly counted any birds compared to last y... 
Replies: 6    Views: 469
Last Post: 14/03/2013 at 22:46

Big Garden Bird Watch

It's Time to count those birds 
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Last Post: 11/01/2013 at 17:17
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