donutsmrs


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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.


 Just what you need to see on a winters day.

Valentine's Day

Posted: 14/02/2012 at 14:46

My husband has bought me 3 bags of multi purpose compost. Now don't laugh, but its what I wanted, so I will get lots and lots of flowers from that. It doesn't have to be Valentines Day for him to get me flowers, he is always buying me flowers which is always lovely. 

Frogspawn

Posted: 13/02/2012 at 18:03

Hi Kate here is a picture of my pond all tucked up for the winter. We went down to -10 here in Bournemouth the other night and my pond was free of ice.


 I've got a couple of layers of bubble wrap over the top and some wrapped all the way round.

garden dilema!

Posted: 10/02/2012 at 17:56

I've got quite a few Foxgloves and they are lovely, the bees really love them too. I've also got Lupins and mine have grown well, they have been in a couple of years now. You do have to keep an eye on the slugs but it is worth it. The Foxgloves multiply over the years and I just lift the young plants that have sprung up and replant them into my flower bed. I've got Hardy Geraniums to go in  this year and Penstemons, they are coming on nicely in the greenhouse. Good Luck.

WORMCASTS

Posted: 09/02/2012 at 18:37

You need to wait unil the casts and lawn are completly dry before brushing them away. You can also make sure you reduce the amount of food available by removing grass clippings and leaves regulary. Worms are benficial to the garden though, as they inprove aeriation and drainage of the soil. So its not all bad.

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