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Celeriac...problems.

Posted: 26/01/2012 at 17:32

I tried this, as I saw Monty doing it on Gardeners World, it hasn't made any difference at all so I don't know what his secret is, please tell us Monty.

Big Garden Birdwatch

Posted: 26/01/2012 at 17:28

Hi Emma, I'm taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch, I have done it for the last few years and really love it. Through sitting for an hour and watching the birds I've seen birds that I didn't realise came into my garden like a Dunnock and a Greenfinch. Watching the birds gives me so much pleasure, and I've got a Robin that comes in, and we are getting to know each other quite well.

Remove Crocosmia

Posted: 25/01/2012 at 17:36

Manxlad, my Crocosmia were in a bed on their own, so I had no problem with other plants which made the job a little easier.

Celeriac...problems.

Posted: 25/01/2012 at 17:30

Hi Russel Sprout, I have had the same problem with Celeriac. I have been watering them well like you should do but they are really small, by the time you have trimmed the outer off there isn't anything left to eat. They are such a lovely versatile veg, great for boiling, steaming, roasting and so tasty. I am going to grow them again so hopefully this year they will be bigger and better. I am glad someone else has had the same problem, I thought it might be me doing something wrong.

Bees Are Already Buzzing!!

Posted: 23/01/2012 at 18:31

I saw my first Bee today buzzing around my Hydrangea. I don't think I have ever seen a bee in January, it has got to be the very mild winter we are having. I want to encourage more bees and wild life into the garden this year so seeing this little bee is very encouraging. 

Remove Crocosmia

Posted: 21/01/2012 at 16:33

I had a lot of Crocosmia that had to go due to the garden being altered. Mine was only a small amount but I dug the corms up, saved some of  them and put them in pots. We did put Round Up on the ones that were left as they continued to grow and that seemed to help a lot. Where my crocosmia were, we have made our driveway larger so concrete works a treat. 

Keeping Cats off My Veg Patch

Posted: 21/01/2012 at 16:21

Hi Eddie Jefferies, Love your cat it really made me smile 

Talkback: Plans for a garden

Posted: 20/01/2012 at 18:54
Hi Kate, I plan to plant more perennials into my front garden this year. The last three years I've planted Petunias, Busy Lizzies etc. I've got some Dahlia tubers to go in and hardy Fuchsia's that I've grown from cuttings. I've also got Foxgloves that I've grown from seed that I collected from my original plants. I'm just hoping I can pack it with even more colour this year and encourage more butterflies and bees. I have put three bird nesting boxes up for Blue Tits and Robins, all they have to do now is move in.

Invasive triffid-like bamboo

Posted: 18/01/2012 at 18:21

That looks like it came out as complete rubbish, sorry about that. Here is the web site. www.completebamboo.com/bamboo_removal.html

Invasive triffid-like bamboo

Posted: 18/01/2012 at 18:18

I do know that Bamboo is difficult to remove. I have a Bamboo, mine is growing quite happily in a large pot, its been in there for nearly ten years and is still going strong. Have a look at this web site it may help you. Good luck 

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