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Joe Swift Design Masterclass on GW TV series 2012

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 15:25

Have had a look on youtube but they don't seem to be there will keep looking around and if I find any will put up link.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 14:46

Hi Guys Had 10 mins of sun this lunchtime so grabbed camera and  took some pictures of the garden as it is now.


 This is the view from my back door. You can see thar I have 2 greenhouses now.


 This is the view from the back gate.


 The herbaceous border small I know  but I love them.


 Turnip seedlings in raised bed no 1.

Radish sparkler in raised bed no 2.

Rocket raised bed no 2.

 Spring Onion White Lisbon just emerging raised bed no 2.

 Spinach raised bed no 2. 

All Year Round Lettuce raised bed no 2. At the moment the beds are covered as you can see but I also put a fleece over the seedlings at night, just in case of frost. The fleece and plastic will come off later and make way for netting.

 Courgettes, at the mont they are going into the greenhouse in the day time and bringing them in at night.

Tomato Shirley F1. The same as the courgettes out in the daytime in at night.

 Cucumber, Marketmore, Sweet Basil and Antirrhinum, these are standing in a heated propagator. I have removed the lid now but do put fleece over at night. On hot sunny days I also  pull the plug but have to remember to put it back at night.

 The Sweet Peas I put in 3 weeks ago. These are in a trough and will be growing up the 2 grey obelisks that you can see on other pics.

 My freebee water feature, my daughter inherited it with her new house and didn't want it. The flamingo came from a friend who lives in Gloucestershire and is a volunteer at slimbridge Wildfowl Trust.

 The border on the other side of the garden does not get as much sun and is damper than the herbaceous border so in here I have Rhubarb, Timperley Early, Astibie's and my pear tree.

 Final one an overall view including my dotty dog Molly waiting for me to throw her bone. Don't mind the gaps in the lawn this is molly territory as the stepping stones with pots on show, these are covering up holes that Molly has had great enjoyment in digging when my back has been turned. Naughty Molly.








Beautiful tiny garden

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 14:07

Hi everyone, trawling through garden videos on youtube and found this 4minute video of a tiny garden in London and thought, what an inspiration it is for those of us with small gardens. Please do take a look by clicking the link below.


Camera Corner

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 13:19

David, know Milford and Shugborough well, take my Jack Russel Molly for walks along the canal and back through Shugborough grounds quite a lot in the summer. I live just outside Stafford town centre. I came to Stafford to Collage in 1978 and met my husband and never went home. What a small world we live in. My husband remembers a number of years ago bringing our middle daughter home from Rugeley and encountering a stag on the Milford road early in the morning hours. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 13:11

I like those too, Sweetpea, only moved over to digital recently myself, and not too keen on photoshop. Your pics show great atmosphere of times gone by. I love the country theme. Nature is wonderful.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 12:54

High forester 2 The pear tree was a Woolworth wonder at £5.00. Had it about 15 years but I think the growing tip was probably cut out so it has stayed pretty small. it is a Conference pear and last year had 42Lb of pears off it. My husband likes the pear chutney that I make from a lot of the harvest. I also make a pear and almond tart that he likes. I can put the recipes up If any one would like them.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:24










Some pictures of my garden 2013. These are from September.  My garden is an ordinary terraced house small garden but I do cram it full. I used to keep chickens as well but they had to go to make a parking space the other side of the gate as we didn't like parking on the road. The veg trugs Iv'e been using for about 3 years  and are great. The 2 raised beds I cut in last August, as though the lawn wasn't small enough lol, and this year I have another greenhouse the same as the one in the pics on the other side, everybody will tell you, you never have enough greenhouse space.

At the mo the raised beds have tunnels over  them. I will post pics for this year shortly. Sorry have to go quick, hubby docs appointment.

Books recommended for container gardening?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:01

Christine Walkdens no-nonsense container gardening is a great book with lots of pictures and easy information. She covers flowers, vegetables, has an unusual plant section, fruit and combined growing of veg and flowers. I love this book as I grow in containers as well. Also the works book shop do some cheap gardening books and  I got the paperback RHS container growing book from there for about £2.99 or as Phillippa says look in your local library to see which books you like best.

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:39




 Well done David your'e  Mum will be proud. Like this photo thread. Some great pictures. Here's a few of birds that have visited my garden this spring.

What's Your Favourite Gardening Book?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:39

If its container gardening books your'e looking for I like Christine Walkden's no-nonsense container gardening, its crammed full of pictures and information and covers everything from flowers, vegetables and fruit with a section on unusual plants as well, and as it says it is full of no-nonsense information. It goes well with feet up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a piece of home made cake. 

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