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Gardens for Dogs

Posted: 25/02/2012 at 19:12

My dog (thats her in the picture) who sadly is'nt with us anymore, came out into the garden with me from a puppy. She did have a habit of biting off the tulip heads in the spring and pulling out munure and rolling in it. All though I would be busy in the garden  I tried to give her attention as well and play with her. It seemed that by including her in the garden it made her less distructive. As time went on she would sit and enjoy the sunshine then come over to me for a bit of a play. I think its just a case of trying to keep them occupied when they are very young.  I really miss her.

Cats

Posted: 25/02/2012 at 18:52

After digging in some pelleted chicken manure, not one cat has been on my veg patch. I have now done the same in the front garden and again no cats have been there. So it looks like it may be working. 

Talkback: Caring for naturalised bulbs

Posted: 22/02/2012 at 18:07
I naturalised bulbs in my lawn several years ago. A couple of years ago we started to alter the front garden and where the bulbs were was where all the rubbish was put and even a bonfire. Now we have laid a new lawn and just the other day several crocus have popped their heads through and are now in flower, it was such a lovely surprise. All my tomato plants are growing really well and I've sown herbs this week as well, they are in their propagators sat on my kitchen window cill. It is so nice to be out in the garden again.

Redesign of garden

Posted: 21/02/2012 at 19:04

They are great raised beds happymarion, I wish my garden was big enough to take 8 of them, I've only managed to squeeze in 3, as you can see.  I still manage to

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/5681.jpg?width=280&height=350&mode=max

 grow quite a lot though. This was taken last year.

Talkback: Preparing for drought in the garden

Posted: 20/02/2012 at 18:13

Luckily here in Bournemouth we have never had a hosepipe ban not even in 1976, but I have always been careful with water, I've got four water butts, two of which are plastic dustbins with their lids turned upside down with holes in, and I try to grow plants that don't need a lot of water. I don't use the hosepipe too often and I never waste water watering the lawn to try and keep it green because how ever brown it gets it always comes back green in the end.

Get thrifty

Posted: 20/02/2012 at 18:06

Any chance of a photo of you special container happymarion, it sounds really good.

Cats

Posted: 20/02/2012 at 17:59

I started a thread keeping cats off my veg patch and someone suggested pelleted chicken manure. Yesterday I dug my veg over and dug in some pelleted chicken manure, and this morning I checked and so far no cats have been in there. Early days I know, but watch this space. Pamfletcher, I have tried Catwatch and it didn't work for me but I  know that some people have said it does work and others have said it doesn't, perhaps I've got very persistent cats that are just fearless. Glad you can keep them away though. pamfletcher 1  cats 0   

Get thrifty

Posted: 19/02/2012 at 16:38

We've just had to get new fridge freezer and I've taken the salad drawers from the old fridge and I'm going to use them as mini cloches. I have also used an old plastic container that had glace cherries in and I've made a small hole in the lid so that I can thread the end of my ball of garden string through, it keeps the string dry and it never gets into a muddle.

Hellebore - Something Lovely in The Middle of Winter

Posted: 17/02/2012 at 17:14

Happymarion they are just lovely. My Hellebores haven't been in long, I have got one growing in a pot in the back garden, it is full of buds so I'm just waiting for them to open and then I will photograph them. They are so beautiful and delicate.

Hellebore - Something Lovely in The Middle of Winter

Posted: 14/02/2012 at 17:29

I thought you might like to see my Hellebore. I went into the garden this morning and there it was looking just beautiful in the morning sunshine.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/5582.jpg?width=316&height=350&mode=max

 Just what you need to see on a winters day.

Discussions started by donutsmrs

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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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