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Posted: 25/02/2014 at 18:09

Philippa  - you've totally redeemed any earlier faux pas with your last sentence - but we'll like you even more when we've tested the chocolates!!! 

ideas.and advice needed

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 18:04

Hi Pauline

Are you thinking of growing something the street-side of the hedge or the side facing your home?

Which way does the house face and what sort of soil do you have in the garden.  Also, how high is the hedge?


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 17:59

Are we talking about the Cydonia quince, grown for its large pear shaped fruits, or are we talking about Chaenomoles, sometimes known as the Japanese Quince, grown for it's attractive flowers (although it does also have fruit which can be used as quinces)?

Music in the Garden

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 17:55

Doc, you're amongst fellow p**ts, the reference is often made on these threads 

No need for moss killer.

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 17:09

Edd, I can only see one pic of the lawn - the rest are all blanks.  How are you trying to upload them?

Garlic v Onions

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 17:04

I know of no reason why they shouldn't be planted together 

It wouldn't be a good idea to follow a crop of onions with a crop of garlic, as they are from the same family, use the same nutrients and are susceptible to the same pests and diseases - so good rotation means that you should not follow one crop with another of the same family , but I can't think of any reason why you shouldn't plant them together - in fact I know a garlic farmer who grows onions in the other half of the garlic field. 

Harlequin Ladybirds infestation

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:58

If you're really anxious - and I know from experience that pregnancy and responsibility for babies can make one really anxious - why not get an insect net for baby's crib etc, while little one is so little.  They're jolly useful - we lived in the country when my little ones were small and it kept flies and mosquitoes away and also made sure that the family cat couldn't get into the crib or pram.

 available from Amazon and of course, may other places.

Good luck with baby - and with 2 year old too - good age gap 


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 15:50

Exotic eh Fg?    You'll be attracting them with your exotica 

Strawberries in hanging baskets

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 15:30

And I've grown ordinary strawbs in baskets, so ordinary strawbs in ordinary baskets looks the way to go 

How to make a Leylandii hedge more wildlife friendly

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 15:08

We took down leylandii and thuja from this garden when we moved in, not knowing that there were resident hedgehogs loving it under there in all the dry leaf litter.  Now we're having to plant up more undergrowth to provide more cover for them again. 

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Recording the weather in your garden

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What do you think?  
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I can't seem to find it .............. 
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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

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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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