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Posted: 14/05/2014 at 13:26

Congratulations on getting the plot   It's a bit grim that there's so much work to do, but pace yourself and do things bit at a time.  Record what you do - take lots of photos - sometimes you're too close to something to see the improvement, but when you look back at photos you'll see how far you've come - and keep reporting in to us to let us know how things are going 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 12:03

Glad you posted the 'afters'  I was just about to ask where they were. 

When the oil tank moves, what's taking it's place - a great place for a pergola - or maybe a BBQ area 


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 12:01

We're not the most organised of forums are we?  But our hearts are in the right place 


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 11:27

We don't have the capability of combining threads but it's  a good idea to flag up the others to make people aware of their existence.  

Bearded iris

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 10:23

You can do it as soon as the flower has started wither - info here 

Pale yellow or lemon plants

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:49

You definitely ought to have Achillea 'Credo' 

Woodland plant id's please

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:40

We've got Crested Hart's Tongue ferns alongside the path from the front to the back garden - they're the first plants I put in this garden 

Supports for morning glory and other climbers

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:35

It's like a discussion  on another thread - the word 'weed' used to mean herb or grass (in other words, any plant that wasn't a bush or a tree) - it wasn't until the Middle Ages that it came to mean 'something growing where it's not wanted'.

One of my favourite books is Melvin Bragg's The Adventure of English. 


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:31

Onwards and upwards Clari 

Dark pond water

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:51

Not necessarily - I never saw to the bottom of any of the ponds on the farm - I thought they were really really deep (and Ma encouraged that thinking) but really they were probably just a couple of feet at the most.  They were a dark greeny brown.  Think of any village pond you've seen.  

We can see the bottom of ours at the moment, but the time will come when the water 'thickens up'.    Somewhere Nutcutlet posted some pics of her ponds - really healthy and full of wildlife but you can't see the bottom. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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