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The dangers of gardening

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:57

A star gardener in the making

The dangers of gardening

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:31

It's actually amazing how much a 6 year old can do in the garden as long as it's made enjoyable


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:29

I leave them 'cos lots of them have pretty fluffy feathery seedheads.

I can't remember what varieties you've got - some need cutting back after flowering, especially in their first year.


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:12

I've seen it suggested that it's best to buy wisteria while it's in flower - you then know that it's reached maturity and you won't have to wait years and years for blossoms.

help n

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:00
Edd wrote (see)

Ok Dove. Thanks.

Does that alos mean I was wrong about you being ancient?


All age is relative Edd

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 10:23
ginagibbs wrote (see)
... However, nothing beats a nice glass of wine in the garden with hubby, to wind down in the evening.(well, o.k, its not exactly a hobby, but we enjoy it)

Oh, doesn't that count  - I was thinking that I'd got a hobby

The dangers of gardening

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:50

Most people are very kind

Here's an idea!  Give your 6 year old some packets of nasturiums - he can sow them in some bare patches and your'll at least have something pretty there covering the soil through the summer - my daughter (Wonky Womble) was quite capable of sowing nasturtiums at 4 years old.

And he can pick the leaves and flowers and make you a salad

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:45

Wonky - think your phone has hiccups LOL

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:37

Spare time - what's that?  I'm retired - jobs expand to fill the time available

Petasites fragrans yes or no?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:34

I love the British native version Petasites hybridus (am I right Nut?) it but I restrict myself to admiring it in the wild - if it ever became endangered I'd pay money towards a Butterbur Reserve

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

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

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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