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Posted: 18/01/2012 at 18:07

I have got my Alstromerias in pots and they are still flowering. Last year I just cut the old stems down when I saw new growth coming up. I've got new growth coming up now but I wont cut them back yet as they still have lots of flowers on them. Its all to do with this strange weather we are having.  They are just a lovely plant and I wouldn't be without them.

Talkback: Growing hebes

Posted: 16/01/2012 at 18:23

Thought you might like to see my Hebe, it flowers its socks off every year.

 It never disapoints.

Keeping Cats off My Veg Patch

Posted: 13/01/2012 at 16:39

I might try lion dung, its worth a try. I wont use anything that may hurt the cats, after all they dont understand and they are only doing what cats do. 

Keeping Cats off My Veg Patch

Posted: 12/01/2012 at 16:38

Thank you for your comments.I've got Curry plants in my front garden and they still go into the flower bed now and again. I think really its a problem we gardeners may have to live with, I've tried the ultra sonic devices and they're not  very good either. I'm glad I didn't throw my dogs pooper scooper out. 

Keeping Cats off My Veg Patch

Posted: 11/01/2012 at 19:53

Can anyone tell me how keep cats from digging up my veg patch. As soon as you dig the earth over a cat has been in there, yuck! Now get me wrong, I like the furry purries but I just get fed up with them digging up my garden all the time.  Didn't have this problem when I had my dog.


Posted: 10/01/2012 at 19:34

 Hooray!!! I've done it. Took a while but I got there in the end. I grew all of these from seed. These are all in my front garden and are on two sides of my garden. It is   a new flower bed that my husband did for me when we altered ther garden.


Posted: 10/01/2012 at 18:58

Your pictures Happymarion are just lovely. There are many flowers that take my breath away, they are just so beautiful. I tried to upload some pictures of my garden flowers but apparently my files are too big, don't quite no how to get round that. Never mind.

Plants still in flower

Posted: 10/01/2012 at 18:30

I've been out into the garden today and Ive got Crocus in flower and hyacinths are also popping up. Here in Bournemouth we have had only one frost and no snow, today it is so mild, its more like April than January. No wonder the flowers and bulbs are confused.

Welcome to the garden design forum

Posted: 09/01/2012 at 18:43

This is my 17th, but if you are like me Happymarion once you get on this site you don't want to stop. I love seeing other gardeneres comments.

Welcome to the garden design forum

Posted: 09/01/2012 at 18:03

Happymarion, those pictures are just beautiful and just what we need to see on a grey  January day. They just make you long for that lovely hot summer day and to try it in my own garden. I do get a lot of bees in my garden but I may try a small patch in my garden.  I love your blogs Happymarion.

Discussions started by donutsmrs

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California Blue Bells

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The Swifts are Back

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Still no emails

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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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