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Tulip bulbs

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:41

I would - the worst that can happen is that they won't grow - but they might 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:18

Forgot to hang washing out - it's sitting in a basket in the kitchen!!!  Fg, I just read your post and you reminded me ............... just finish the coffee then I'll get it out there - it's a glorious day 

Rosemummy - I know people who's lawns get smaller every year 

Separating grass and gravel border

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:15

You can get metal edging, but I'm not particularly keen on the look and some of them can be quite expensive (often advertised in the back of GW magazine).  Also not so good if children fall over on them.  (I was that child )

 I prefer to fix a treated timber edge (packs of gravel board from a DIY store will be fine) with hardwood pegs knocked in to hold them to the edge of the lawn, but unless you're handy with the tools it's probably best to get a builder/landscaper person to do it for you.

How to do it shown here http://www.pavingexpert.com/edging2.htm 

Hyacinth?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:09

It should be a good year for wild English Native bluebells - they will have enjoyed the wet winter and now a dry and warm spring will be perfect for them - time to start looking out for places to go and see them http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/bluebells 

Hyacinth?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:07

Pretty certan pink ones are not  English natives - they can be hybrids between the English and the Spanish http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17597489 

 

Plant ID please

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 10:59

Hurrah!  It's one of the Chaenomoles japonicas  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3310260/How-to-grow-japonica.html 

a lovely shrub - it will have hard green fruits on in the autumn that can be used in a similar way to a culinary quince.  If you eat game, it's great with a pot-roasted pheasant. 

 

Aphids

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 10:35

There's plenty more on the aquilegias 

Plant ID please

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 10:34

Hi foxglove5 

To upload a pic on here, click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and then follow the instructions 

Aphids

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 10:01

Just squidged some on a rose bush but one of the blue tits was sitting in the ash tree shouting at me! 

When is the last time to sow tomato seeds

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:58

I've only just sown mine as I don't have a greenhouse and the outside temperatures need to be good before they're too big for the windowsill.

If I were you I'd pop out today and buy some seed, but if that's not a possibility then order your seed today and sow as soon as you get them.  Look for an early fruiting variety - Red Alert is always early for me and is a tasty tomato that yields well outside.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

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

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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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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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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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