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Latest posts by donutsmrs

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. 

Online Course

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 18:46

I didn't want to go to a college or evening class so Correspondence course was perfect for me. I did it for pleasure so there was no pressure to get your course work in. I could have gone on to get an RHS Qualification, but I didn't want it to be that serious. I wasn't doing it to get a job in Horticulture, just for pleasure.

Online Course

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 18:37

I haven't done the one you mention but I have done an online course with The Horticultural Correspondence College several years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a lot. My tutor was just brilliant with the advise he gave, I have still got my folder with all the lessons I did. I'm so glad I did it. Give it a go. Good Luck

Wildlife driven out of my garden.

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 14:24

I had a West Highland White, I didn't have any problems with cats with her around. Even when she lost her sight she was still on guard. Now I have to chase them away when I see them.

Over Wintered Dahlias

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 19:04

Mine will be staying in the ground Verdun, they seem to be ok so far and I love them.

Over Wintered Dahlias

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:50

My father in law left his dahlias in the ground for over 20+ years and they flowered year after year with no problems at all.

Over Wintered Dahlias

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 09:55

I didn't even lift my Dahlias, I didn't have room to store them over winter so I left them in the ground after I had cut them off and just covered them with fleece. I had a look at them yesterday and they are all showing signs of growth. I am in the south though, in Dorset.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:59

Thought you would like to see these beautiful Tulips. I would like to say that it is my garden path but it isn't, it is a place called Groot-Bijgaarden in Belgium, such a lovely place.

Discussions started by donutsmrs

Bournemoouth Air Show

What a Beauty 
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Last Post: 23/08/2015 at 19:18

Flying Ants

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Last Post: 15/07/2015 at 21:15

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