Latest posts by donutsmrs

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 13:29

I have grown Dahlias again this year and they are doing really well. The head broke off so I put it in a saucer of water to keep it going.


 My cucumbers are also doing well and one needs just a little support


Gardeners' World Zinnia Seeds...

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 20:41

Mine didn't come to anything either, grew a to a few inches then just died. Shame, because they are pretty.

A summer day in The Netherlands

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 18:27

I love your country, my husband and I have been many times staying at Duinrell, Wassenaar. What awful weather you have had. So sorry your garden has been so badly damaged but glad you are all safe and well.

Flying Ants

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 18:59

I have just been out into the garden to do RSPB Swift count, and the garden was filled flying ants. Its that time of year again when they leave the nest and take flight. What sight they are all flying around looking for a mate. I know some people don't like them when they are flying around, but it is nature and it is wonderful.

Orange alstromeria

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 18:50

Oh I can not believe that you wish to get rid of this beautiful plant. I brought some back from Holland last year and this year they are flowering their socks off. I know they can be intrusive if not controlled but I love them and they are a very expensive plant to buy. They last so well in a vase as cut flowers too.

Online Course

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 19:16

I do hope you enjoy doing the course. Good Luck .I have PM you

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 17:43

I don't very often post but I thought you may like to see my photos. We had a lovely drop of rain yesterday afternoon and I couldn't resist taking these photos.




The war on slugs-

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 19:48

I don't like to use pellets, I've been using slug stop granules, and so far so good. I like your idea Verdun of seaweed, is it something you can buy as I don't think I have seen that.

Swifts in decline

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 18:49

I love the Swifts and I look to the sky at the beginning of May. This year they arrived later than last year. I first saw them on the 7th this year and last year it was on the 1st May. I do the the Swift count with the RSPB every year. It is just so important to look after the Swifts, they fly so far to get here and give us such pleasure. I love the way the Dutch are looking after them, that is just brilliant.

VE Day

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:26

I found this weekend very moving. My mum told me many stories of war time, my dad was in the London Fire Service. Just last month my husband and I were in Belgium at the Menin Gate Memorial as it was 100 years since my grandfather lost his life in WW1 on 20th April 1915 They do the last post every night no matter what the weather. I thought there would only be a few people but there were over 500, very moving, an amazing thing to witness. 

Discussions started by donutsmrs

Bournemoouth Air Show

What a Beauty 
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Flying Ants

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Bargain Plants

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 08:21

How Tall are your Brussels Sprout

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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


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 
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Last Post: 16/05/2013 at 20:34

Still no emails

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