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Holland - Beautiful Tulips

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 18:24

We have just returned from 4 wonderful days in Holland. I have never been before but my husband worked there with a Dutch Flower Company. He took me to the flower auctions and into an area where the public are not allowed. What an amazing time I had, flowers, flowers and more flowers. 

This is at the Keukenhof Gardens, beautifully laid out and just full of Tulips.



 I brought these back to England, my husband got these 2 buckets of beautiful  Tulips for me from the flower auction there are 100 tulips.

 This is the flower auction at Aalsmeer where my husband worked.

 I am now really looking forward to going back to see other parts of Holland, it truly is a lovely country.

Electric strimmer purchase - advice please

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 17:51

I have had a Black and Decker strimmer for years and it has worked really well. The line feed has been no problem at all, when it isn't cutting as it should I just have to give it a tap on the ground and this feeds out more line and cuts the old piece off. Brilliant!!

Shed Theft

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 18:05

I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. It is so mindless and pointless, but then we are dealing with the brain dead society. They have to be brain dead because they don't use their brains for anything else. Allotments are always so remote so no one will hear them smashing their way in. May be you could all get together and put plants around the perimeter that are thorny to try and stop them getting in, anything is worth a try. Good luck to you and I hope you can stop them.

My Baby Robin

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 18:50

I have been watching the birds in my garden today and for the first time I have seen two baby Robins. I watched as both parents were were feeding both of them. What a joy is was to watch. As you can see I managed to get a photo of one. The garden has been really busy birds today and when the sun came out this afternoon there seemed to be even more. These tiny birds work so hard to keep their babies alive it is just such an amazing thing to watch and really gives you a warm glow.


Posted: 27/04/2012 at 18:40

I raked the moss off my lawn, it was hard work but worth it and the moss didnt go to waste either because I put it in a fat ball feeder for the birds to use for their nests.

My Acer only has leaves at the bottom

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 18:31

Hi everyone, I will be cutting my Acer back this weekend so fingers crossed it will be ok. Sotongeof, hows the weather been today in Southampton, its been heavy showers here in Bournemouth on and off but we have had some lovely sunshine aswell and the garden is loving it, but then it is "sunny Bournemouth" LOL 

Thank you everyone.

My Acer only has leaves at the bottom

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 19:14

Thank you sotongeoff, the wood does look quite grim at the top so I will have a look tomorrow, weather permitting of course. Its been pouring down hear in Bournemouth on and off all day.

lilly of the valleys

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 19:02

I've got lily of the valley and I just leave them to do their own thing. I agree that they can become invasive but I just try and remove them if they get too bad. I've had them for years and they have'nt been any trouble.

My Acer only has leaves at the bottom

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 18:57

My Acer has lots of beautiful leaves at the bottom and none at the top. It is growing in a large pot and has done really well in past years. I've had it for approximately 10 years and looked after it well. It is situated in a sheltered spot but it still gets sunshine   and just looks beautiful with its blood red leaves. Should I cut off the part that hasn't got leaves or just leave it as it is. Any advice would be really appreciated. Thanks 

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 18:42

I have found the same with B & Q compost and their gro bags. I lost a lot of plants through using it a few years ago and I've never used again. I planted my tomato plants into their grow bags and some of them just died and I hardly had any toms to pick on what I had left. It is better to pay a little more and get good quality compost.

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