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Talkback: Dormice

Posted: 29/02/2012 at 18:15
That has got to be the cutest thing I have ever seen.

Ismene Bulbs

Posted: 29/02/2012 at 18:00

Thank you Kate  

Ismene Bulbs

Posted: 28/02/2012 at 18:37

I have several Ismene bulbs, does anyone know when these should be planted. I've never grown them before and they look so pretty. Hope you can help. Thank you

to prune or not to prune

Posted: 27/02/2012 at 18:26

I've had my Buddlielas for several years and both are in large pots. I prune mine every spring by a least a half. Pruning them hard helps promote flowers and they grow a nice shape. I scrape some of the compost off the top and top dress them with new, and I keep them fed and water well all through the summer. Last summer they were covered in flowers and of course butterflies.

Gardeners world

Posted: 26/02/2012 at 16:23

I'm not sure, but I think it is March sometime, so looking forward to seeing it again. It is great to be out in the garden once again.  

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.

Discussions started by donutsmrs

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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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

Dahlias

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

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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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 15:11

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... 
Replies: 25    Views: 1359
Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:43

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... 
Replies: 6    Views: 464
Last Post: 14/03/2013 at 22:46

Big Garden Bird Watch

It's Time to count those birds 
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Last Post: 11/01/2013 at 17:17
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