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Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:09

I caught OH with an April Fool - I really wasn't keen on the bright purple paint our opposite neighbours' builder was painting their new fence with!!!  

Worn looking railway sleepers

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:06

I was desperate for our sleepers to look 'a bit faded and worn' .  They looked a bit garish and stood out from the plants when they were new - thankfully after a couple of years they're acquiring a sort of greenish patina of algae and moss - I was complimented on the way they blended into the garden just the other day   

Help! Interested in taking a look at my new gardening social network site?

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 11:05

What's the point?  We have GW   Plenty of garden networking here 

Slug solution....

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 09:01

Some ammunition for you -  Slow worms are protected under English law - it is illegal to harm them in any way - so you should preserve their habitat - more info here .  

my bonsai leaves are falling!!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 08:55

Bonsai trees need a similar environment to the one they would have if they were not in a pot - so if this is the sort of tree that would normally live outside then that's what it needs and is why it is unhappy indoors in the warm. 

Ancient woodlands.

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 08:46


Fuchsia pruning

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 08:42

Absolutely agree with Verdun - go ahead and do it.  Then give them a sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone and a mulch of well-rotted farmyard manure or good compost - they'll be fantastic 


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 08:30

 Here you are Stacey - this'll help 

Poorly lilac tree

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 08:11

I'd get some rabbit tree guards something like these 

Primroses and Polyanthus

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 08:06

I find that if you dead head primulas the plants bulk up even bigger so you can make more of them, and of course you keep the varieties - but to be honest I rarely bother to dead head them either, one of the delights of primulas is their promiscuity and the varied seedlings that appear 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 16:47

Christmas lights in the garden

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John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 00:00

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

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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