Latest posts by figrat

Imagine my excitement....

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 08:55
I got rid of my small lawns years ago which left me with bigger borders and gravel paths. I've never regretted it.

What is this?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 16:16


Posted: 03/04/2013 at 11:12
Believe it or not, my c.Freckles has been flowering since last July! I will have a hack at it soon though, they do get big.


Posted: 02/04/2013 at 22:02
Oh and garden tools as well.


Posted: 02/04/2013 at 22:00
I've got a stone built shed, the walls are so thick it'd probably make a decent bomb shelter. Spare fridge ( mostly used for seeds), small upright freezer, old microwave ( for sterilising old potting compost) ladders, clothes props, pressure washer, cloches and pots all live in there. I replaced the nasty sloping asbestos roof with a flat root and decking, so which is the main sitting area in the garden.
Sometimes it's tidier than others!

Fork Handles

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 17:09
Yup, I've got peas coming along nicely in guttering. Carrots and spring onions as well.

What tree is this?

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 16:27
It might be one of those standard type bays with 3 stems that are woven together as it grows.


Posted: 01/04/2013 at 18:06
Possibly the cheapest and easiest fix might be those windbreaks fitted to wooden screens which are designed for beach use.
But maybe don't score too high on the attractiveness scale.

Today's dilemma

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 16:34
If you're worried about your onion sets, you could always cover them with fleece, or an old blanket, even newspaper. Just remember to take it off during the day.

Poetry Thread

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 19:22

Weather's bad

I'm sad

One day soon

Maybe no more gloom

But for now

I'm glad

I have an iPad

Discussions started by figrat

Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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Last Post: 11/04/2013 at 14:17

Plan bee

One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Last Post: 10/06/2012 at 22:13

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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Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 16:57

Red rhubarb leaves

I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 07:08

What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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Last Post: 19/04/2012 at 16:01
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