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Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:34

Good morning Andy   sounds like a good day ahead 

gardeners world

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:27
nodlisab wrote (see)

Totally agree Hostafan, and now we have to watch for a year while Carol converts a garden.Very little interest to anyone just starting gardening, not a patch on the old presenters ie Geoff Hamilton.

I don't understand this   When I watched the item I thought it was such a good idea - we get so many queries on here from people who've just got a garden and don't know where to start or what to do - I think they'll find it very helpful. 


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:23

Stacey - we're not going to have fish in our pond so you'll have to send them somewhere else   our pond will be for the frogs and water boatmen 


So it looks like PMs are possibly off limits until Monday - oh well, some of us have each other's emails don't we 

As for flippin' Garden Ills ............. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr  bdooly spammers trying to get free advertising  

What do rabbits not eat...

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:18

Fairygirl wrote (see)

.............. They'll have a go at almost anything - especially the youngsters at this time of year, ................

Hence my careful choice of wording ........... 


...........The RHS site has a list of plants that they're not quite so keen on 



Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:11

Looks like they're after you Verdun ....................... 


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:06

Good morning Verdun   I love watching adders - from a distance 

Looks like they're not the only hazard down in Cornwall !!!

By the way, is anyone else having problems with PMs this morning - I can't reply to any 

seedlings coming through at different rates - advice?

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 07:32

They need lots of light - they're looking a little 'drawn'.  


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 07:28

My OH was just as silly KEF - see my response 

Absolute novice...

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 07:27

All sound advice above - and get out and see some gardens - RHS ones, NGS ones, all sorts -  even if they look a bit big and grand, if you look at 'bits' of them and see which bits you like and which you don't like - for example, you may discover that you like dwarf conifers and heathers - or you may discover that you hate them.  And you may discover that you like prairie-type planting with grasses and daisy-type flowers waving in the breeze, or  shrubberies with spring bulbs  - then you need to find out whether you have the right sort of spot in your garden to replicate the bits you like - all this will take some time - and in the meantime you can chat to us about your ideas 

school pond - what to do ?

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 07:20


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