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Garden Gallery

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 19:06

Saw this little friend yesterday.

Welcome to the garden design forum

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 17:48
Just posted about this on the potting shed. Have a look at retractable ones, long length, only out when you want to use it. I've had mine for about 5 years.

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 17:42
Agree with you re watching washing blowing on the line! I only notiiced what an eyesore washing lines can be when mine fell down about 5 years ago. I don't like the rotary ones either, so I bought a retractable one, only takes a minute or two to pull it out and fix it, voila - 15 metres of clothesline, which disappears after use.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 14:13
Just seen first slow worm of the year!

raised beds

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 11:58
Spring flowering bulbs are always a joy. I know they don't last the whole year, but are so heart lifting. They be mixed with other stuff, like the lavenders etc mentioned above.

Help choosing climbers

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 11:55
What is your soil type and what aspect/area are you thinking of planting up?


Posted: 27/04/2012 at 11:47
A friend of mine grows dicentra, and her soil is red Devon clay.

Talkback: How to fit guttering on a greenhouse

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 08:54
Thanks for that Trillium - I use an old bit of copper pipe to prop up my aluminium framed cold frame lid. Will have a hunt in the depths of the shed for something more suitable - and maybe use copper pipe for slug deterrent. I got aluminium shelf brackets with gh fixings from Two Wests and Elliot a few years back, I'm sure they still do them.

Damping off

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 20:39


My Acer only has leaves at the bottom

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 20:22

I've had more than the usual amount of winter die back in my established pot grown acers this year. I've cut back to healthy wood, as Sotongeoff advises, and will wait and see what happens next. I'm in South Devon.

Discussions started by figrat

Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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Plan bee

One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Overwintered runner bans

Left the roots in after clearing last year's crop, they've survived the winter and putting up new growth. 
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Red rhubarb leaves

I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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