Latest posts by donutsmrs

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.

Bargain Plants

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 17:50

All the Polyanthus are standing up proud this morning and with plenty of flowers. Yes, I will divide them Verdun when flowering is over, thank you for your advise, it is always welcome. Thank you everyone for your replies.

Bargain Plants

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 18:34

I went to my local Home Bargains store this morning and on a trolley outside the shop was lots of Polyanthus, 4 plants to a pot. All of them looking very wilted and dying and being offered for 10p a pot so I bought 10 pots of them. They are now sitting in the garden still in their pots but they have been well watered. By the afternoon they are looking a lot healthier. I am so glad I rescued them as I am sure they would have been thrown away. Just can not bear to see plants destroyed when they only need a drop of water. I know, I'm, just a bit of a softy. 

Gardeners World on TV

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 18:58

So glad GW is back, hooray!!!! at last something good to watch on TV.

Discussions started by donutsmrs

Bournemoouth Air Show

What a Beauty 
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Flying Ants

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Double Reply and Large Font

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Talkback: Autumn harvests

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Help!!! I think this is Fuchsia Gall Mite

Can any of you good people help 
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They are so lovely 
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RSPB Swift Count

Web site problem 
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California Blue Bells

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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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