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Latest posts by donutsmrs

Where are YOU?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 18:28

I'm in Bournemouth Dorset, Mike.

my small pond

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 18:18

That looks lovely Robmk, I only have a small container pond but it is amazing how much wild life it will bring into your garden.


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 18:11

Beautiful photos Marion always a pleasure to see. The weather here in Bournemouth has been wet most of the day until about 3 o'clock this afternoon when the sun came out. I went outside and took this photo of my tree Peony I thought you might like to see it, it really cheered me up after such a dull day.


Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 18:14
I have started to look towards the sky, I know the Swifts will be back any time now. I just love them, and to hear them screaming across the sky is what summer is all about. And of course the RSPB Swift count, I always do that.

Morning Glory

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 17:47

I agree with Dove, I never pinch mine out either and mine are also about 6 inches high. They always grow well.

watering systems for holiday periods

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 17:46

The auto pots are quite simple to set up, it took my husband about half and hour to do them all. I've got  three sets of two in one greenhouse and 6 sets of two in my other greenhouse and 6 sets of two on the garden path and 3 sets of two along the side of the lawn.

Have a look on Ebay Jimbolena that' where we got them from, they were used not new so I cleaned them well when I got them home. I have a small square of membrane in the bottom to stop the roots going through, then just fill them with compost. This is my second season with them, best watering system I have had.

watering systems for holiday periods

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:33

My husband got me some Auto Pots, they are fed from a water butt and the amount of water is regulated by a small float in the middle of the trays so they never get too much water. I had my fuchsias in them last year and as you can see my tomatoes in the greenhouse.  They work brilliantly and I never have to worry about my plants when I am away.


Human irrigation system

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 18:49

All the best to you Mike, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong, try to keep smiling

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 17:53

I haven't used T & M for a very long time for the very same reasons given by Smiffy G and fidgetbones. The plants I was receiving were very poor and many didn't survive. My husband worked for a Dutch flower company direct out of Holland and he said the plants shown by fidgetbones wouldn't even make it out of the auction and would end up in the bin. Surely T & M realised before the date of delivery of these plants that there was going to be a delay because of the weather and  the loss of growing time. Maybe a block email to all customers may have helped or a notice on the web site. 

I now grow everything from seed, I buy my seeds from Premier Seeds Direct on Ebay and every seed I have sown has germinated, brilliant.

Good luck with your plants everyone.



Posted: 26/03/2014 at 18:56

Marion, just beautiful. I was over your way last weekend, wish I could have seen your garden. Your photos are lovely. Love your tulips, I still haven't got any out yet, they are all still in bud. I agree with Ed, so Beautiful.

Discussions started by donutsmrs

Bournemoouth Air Show

What a Beauty 
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Flying Ants

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Bargain Plants

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I think summer has arrived 
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Double Reply and Large Font

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Talkback: New year gardening resolutions

I am determined to keep on top of the seed sowing. This year I have decided to sow my seeds little earlier than I have done in the past. I h... 
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Last Post: 09/01/2014 at 21:15

Talkback: Autumn harvests

This has been the first time I have grown marrows and they have grown so well, I only put two plants in. We have eaten some of them and with... 
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Help!!! I think this is Fuchsia Gall Mite

Can any of you good people help 
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They are so lovely 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 17:53

RSPB Swift Count

Web site problem 
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Last Post: 18/07/2013 at 18:45

California Blue Bells

Never Grown These Before 
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The Swifts are Back

The sound of summer has arrived 
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Last Post: 16/05/2013 at 20:34

Still no emails

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