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Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:01

Lots of mulching with FYM in the winter, and again in the summer after you've finished pulling stalks. 

Minimilist small gardeb

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:59

Groups of three or five pots of plants all the same will look really elegant - always odd numbers 

What is this?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:57

To post a pic click on the green tree icon in the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions. 

Mini pond

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:55

We once had a really small pond (in a sink - we inherited it along with the goldfish it contained) and when the weather got warm the poor goldfish were gasping for oxygen, so we got a tiny tiny water feature pump and created a sort of a waterfall with a reclaimed victorian standpipe - it aerated the water really quite well as long as you cleaned the filter every few days in the summer. 

What have I got here

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:48

My chard isn't hairy 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:24

 Some of the free tulips from GW last winter.

 This is the third year for these tulips - they're smaller than they were, but still pretty.

 False Oxslips that have appeared from nowhere

 These tulips were part of a retirement present from a colleague - I must email her a pic.

 Clematis alpina Pamela Jackman, just coming out - a wonderful inky blueness 


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:17

Gorgeous garden Pdoc, thanks for the pics 

You've all seen my latest pics of the pond on Hello Forkers - here are some more pics of our garden this weekend ....

The sweetpea seedlings have been planted out into a corner of the herb garden.


Lilly beetle

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:32

I found one on my Fritillaria Imperialis about a month ago and squidged it,  and then, about a fortnight ago like you Lisa, I nearly pounced on a ladybird  but I've not seen any more LBs .......... yet!!! 


Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:28

Last summer was very dry - I watered mine a lot.  Was yours thirsty?

Runner Beans in pots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:28

I'd rather include some loam in there, for the weight more than anything - once you get your runner beans growing up a teepee of canes it'll catch the wind and blow over unless the pot is really heavy. 

It would also be an idea to add some of those water retention gel thingies

Runner beans are very thirsty.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

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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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

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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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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