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problem solving

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 16:46

We've all made mistakes Breathe so don't worry. Keep asking questions on here - someone will help. There's often conflicting advice about certain aspects of gardening (as with many things!) but it's often because we garden in different areas and in different conditions which will greatly affect the outcome. 

If you're able to post photos that can help with advice as well. 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 16:40

Oh Pat - please don't feel doomed 

Get a few pix on a thread and someone will help with anything you're struggling with. I doubt there's anyone on here who hasn't had a few failures along the way.

We actually had a thread a while ago where we 'fessed up' to all our mistakes and had a giggle!  

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 16:36

One of my favourites doc....

Another identification please?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 16:30

Hardy geranium. Not sure of variety - there are so many - but someone will take a punt I'm sure 


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 15:55

Just checked the mountain forecast for tomorrow and it's now looking a bit more favourable for walking so gardening may take a back seat again 

Those slabs and seeds will have to wait I think...

The paving isn't a uniform, smooth edged rectangle Lesley which is the problem. I'll get there eventually. I may have to make a final raised bed so that I can put all the broken bits in the bottom for drainage!  

I know what you mean about the sore joints - it's a terrible thing reaching thirty isn't it ? 

Cleaning plastic plant labels

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 15:27

I use sandpaper - quick scrub once or twice and they're fine. I use pencil more often though - indelible ink...isn't - not in wet winters here anyway 



Posted: 15/05/2015 at 15:24

I'd spend time on my knees spraying the little *******s with Resolva Lesley....

I managed to break one trying to chip bits off as they're a teeny tiny bit wide for the space ()  but the others are done and the gravel can then be taken right up to them and neatly contained.  There's a step down to the space where I have my car so I think I'll get a couple more to face the little bit of wall below the step , just to finish it off more neatly. 

Still a bit of hard landscaping  to do here and there, but getting more areas ready for planting up now 

Does distance between cover and bird feeders matter?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 15:14

For a bird table, be careful on positioning too near good cover - perfect place for cats to sit and lurk 

Like Dove and Welshonion, I position hanging feeders amongst trees to give cover for the great and blue tits. The starlings tend not to spot them either so the little birds get plenty to keep them happy 

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