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Bind weed

Posted: 12/03/2012 at 16:51

I also agree, Roundup is the best. I had lots of bind weed in my garden and Roundup was the one that got rid of it, it takes a while but it does work. If I do see any popping its ugly leaves up it gets a blast of Roundup so it doesn't stay in my garden for long. Good Luck 

diamond jubilee

Posted: 07/03/2012 at 18:45

Hi Susan, I have ordered the free petunias that are on offer in Gardeners World Magazine, they are red white and blue and should look great in a hanging basket. You could try Busy Lizzies, Pansies or Lobelia. All will look lovely in baskets or beds. Ivy leaved Pelargoniums will look good tumbling over baskets.  

What do I need for my greenhouse?

Posted: 02/03/2012 at 18:01

Hi meema, my greenhouse is heated by a small electric heater and I also use horticultural fleece when the weather is really cold. I always start my seedlings off in propergators that I put on my kitchen window cill then when they are large enough I pot them on and leave them in the greenhouse to grow on so you might want to get some seed trays or small pots. My greenhouse is isulated with bubble wrap for the winter, I've also got a min max thermometer so that you can see what the lowest and highest temp was. I don't know if you have Lidl near you but this week ours are doing offers on things for the garden and greenhouse like propergators, fleece ect. I to can remember how excited I was about my greenhouse and I just wanted to buy everything, good luck I know you are going to love it. 

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. 

Discussions started by donutsmrs

Azalea Cuttings

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Double Reply and Large Font

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Talkback: Early seed sowing

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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

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