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autumn colour

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 17:33

Oh happymarion they are just beautiful. I went to the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh in September. The weather was just so wet and horrid but the colours were still so amazing.

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 We didn't get to see all the gardens because of the wet weather, but what we did see was just lovely. We are in Scotland again in March so hopefully the weather will be kinder.

Hydroponic Systems.

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 11:40

I'm thinking of using a Hydroponic system next season in the greenhouse. Can anyone tell me if you can reuse the clay balls that are used in some of these systems. I saw a hydroponic system in use in Holland this year and it was just amazing to see, so thought I would give it a go.

Talkback: Ash tree dieback

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 17:46
I think it is so sad about these lovely trees and that the powers that be could have done something a long time ago. Had they done so, we would not be in this mess now. How long though are they going to keep the importation of Ash trees ban in place, not long enough is my guess.

christmas is coming!

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 17:18

I wish I could have a square garden as mine is like a triangle, it goes to a point. Even so, it is still packed with plants mainly in pots. I not only get to have a wish list for Christmas but my birthday is just before Christmas so | get to have another list.

What's for tea?

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 17:46

We have just eaten a lovely beef stew with dumplings, just what you need on a chilly autumn day.

frost free green house

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 17:48

A lot of garden centres sell parafin too in cans.

Where is Nigel?

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 14:59

How relieved Monty and his family must be to know Nigel is on the road to recovery. I know what it is like to have your dor poorly, mine was diabetic so she was at the vets all the time. Lovely to see Nigel, thank you Monty for letting us know.

wild life in portishead

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 17:14

What a lovely discription flowering rose, makes me feel as if I am there. It does sound really lovely, you should have posted some pictures for us to see, but thank you for sharing that with us.

Dahlias

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 17:06

I have grown Dahlias from seed, and this year they flowered quite well. I had them in pots and couple of the pots I just plunged into the ground in my front garden. I have taken them in now and hopefully they will reward me again next year.

Storing Fucshias

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 18:13

I've got quite a few Fuchsias and over winter mine in a heated greenhouse, the tempreture is is kept above freezing. I let the leaves yellow and then remove them and any dead flowers. I do cut them back slightly and water them sparingly over the winter so that the compost doesnt completly dry out. If the winter is really cold I put fleece over them as well. Mine are now all in the greenhouse for the winter. I have started two new standards this year, I just love them, they are such a joy to grow and so easy to take cuttings to get new plants.

Discussions started by donutsmrs

Double Reply and Large Font

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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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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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Help!!! I think this is Fuchsia Gall Mite

Can any of you good people help 
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Dahlias

They are so lovely 
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RSPB Swift Count

Web site problem 
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California Blue Bells

Never Grown These Before 
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The Swifts are Back

The sound of summer has arrived 
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Still no emails

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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 ... 
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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... 
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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... 
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Big Garden Bird Watch

It's Time to count those birds 
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Talkback: Building bird boxes

What a brilliant idea for Christmas presents Kate. I've got two blue tit boxes up in my garden one didn't have any birds in it this year as ... 
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GW Calendar

Its Shrunk!! 
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