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Posted: 21/05/2015 at 06:33

Good morning all   it's a glorious morning and there's a song thrush singing very close by

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 21:54
WonkyWomble wrote (see)

... if you like water features then check out Monty's Italian gardens on iPlayer, I just watched it and their use of water is breathtaking! ....

And this from the person who spent a holiday in Florence with her cardigan over her head ".... because it's boooooooooooooooring"


Young gardeners and neighbours

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 21:48

All gardeners on here are 27


Posted: 20/05/2015 at 21:40

Gertie, send an email to - I'm sure someone there will be able to help. They're a friendly lot.


Young gardeners and neighbours

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 21:37

I think that says more about the neighbours than it does about you Rich

Cherry Morello (dwarf) lack of leaves.

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 21:26

Don't let them produce more than a few cherries - pick most of the embryo ones off soon and discard them if you can bear it - the less the trees have to do the better they'll cope with their situation. 

If they've not had any yet this year, I'd give them some Fish, Blood & Bone (as directed on the pack) as the Leylandii will be taking all the nutrients as well as all the water out of the soil.

Well done on getting rid of the concrete!  You're getting there

Advice needed - weeds!

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 20:41

When you've treated the bed with glyphosate you must then leave the flippin' couch grass until it is totally brown and dead - only then will the glyphosate have travelled through the plant to the roots and killed them.  If you pull them up/dig them out before the top growth is totally dead then the roots will still be alive and any little bit left behind will regrow ................. and you'll have to do it all over again

Good luck

Interloper ID please

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 20:33

Sweet chestnut?


Posted: 20/05/2015 at 20:26

As I expected (see above) we picked our first meal of broad beans yesterday - we had them with some fresh line-caught cod (bought from Southwold Harbour yesterday lunchtime) and a creamy parsley sauce - loads of parsley from the garden. 


They were sown direct into the veg patch at the end of last October and have had no protection or special treatment.

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 20:13
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

my whole garden is on  south facing slope, so very little shade.

My general rule of thumb is that yellow variegations will take more sun than white, indeed in too much shade the yellow can become green..............

Well, Stained Glass is getting more sun now - let's see if the yellow comes back

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