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Latest posts by Flower bird

MOB rants

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 08:59
Getting back to rants, I really get annoyed when I am listening to jazzfm on DAB and it just goes off air! I have got two radios and it does it on both of them so it can't be the radios. It's really annoying......same as when you watch telly .....but that's another story. All this new high tech stuff is good while it works, but there is a lot of times when it doesn't.....computers crashing is a good example. Feel better now, thanks GG.

Plants for narrow border

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 18:29
I used to have a narrow border. It looked quite nice over the years due to putting different bedding plants in each year. Pansie were the first, then I used bizzy Lizzies , they were lovely but Downey mildew has affected the nations stock and not good to use for a few years, then I planted zonal geraniums, they look really beautiful when planted en mass, very effective. Am sure lavender will attract bees and butterflies etc.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 14:08
Overcast but a bit dismal and cold. Managed to water my indoor plants though.

no whinge gardening!!!!!

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 14:03
I know the feeling Flo, am usually exhilarated after a good moan....ha ha.

no whinge gardening!!!!!

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 13:19
I normally whinge when I'm waiting at the bus stop. The usual whine is about the bus being late....being too early and I've missed it, the weather being too cold or too hot (not that it's been like that the past year), the price of food or a car parked right infront of the bus stop - very annoying. I have to admit my whinge in the garden is when I have stepped on some dog pooh (takes ages to clean my wellies, yuk!) and most recently back ache from over raking!

what is this tree?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 13:08
I haven't got any idea....I look after shrubs and trees, I had to get a book on trees and shrubs and was able to identify them that way.

Talkback: Top 10 plants for a dream garden

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 13:04
Well my dream list would be......... Peonies...........Japanese anemomes....mmmmmm........orchids (if I could get outside growing ones).......errrmm.....bedding geraniums (absolutely love!).........packet of wild flower seeds........wild primroses........poppies..........bluebells.......COSMOS definitely!!!!.......annnd..........lavender!!!!! That's it.

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 18:59
Fingers crossed we get a good summer Holly.

Rented property - new to gardening

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:24
That really has the potential to be really lovely. I wish it was mine!!! Can't advise because I think there are people better qualified on the site to give you advice. It really is a nice little speck you have there william and I am sure you will enjoy watching it take shape. Maybe reading some gardening books will help. Alan titch marsh has some good ones out and not expensive. I found going through these books gave me ideas and it really was a very enjoyable journey.

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:15
I buy my magazine over the counter so I haven't had that problem. Wasn't going to sew any yet but seeing as some of you guys have sewn your cosmos seeds think I may have a go. Must admit I do like the colour they picked for free seeds. I think just white would be quite nice. I am thinking of growing these for a nursing home garden I look after. I think cosmos are quite beautiful. Anyway daydaisy I hope you get your seeds soon.

Discussions started by Flower bird

Flower indentification

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Damaged camelia

How to repair the bark 
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I have no idea what this is...

Ornamental plant 
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Does anyone know what the name of this plant is?

House plants 
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Are these cabbage worm eggs

How to get rid organically if possible 
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Plagues of caterpillars each year on our geraniums

How to control or prevent them 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 10:46

How to save my geraniums form crawlers eating them

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Leaf yellowing

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Last Post: 24/05/2013 at 19:53

Spellcheck taking over and no emails

Difficulties with writing on posts 
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Last Post: 28/04/2013 at 17:19

Talkback: Spring jobs in the garden

Hi Pippa, enjoyed your blog......I went to see the garden I look after today, I haven't been there for a few weeks so it was a nice surpris... 
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Last Post: 26/04/2013 at 18:17

Bedding plants

Safe to take a chance 
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Last Post: 25/04/2013 at 22:33

Hardening off

Geranium cuttings 
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Last Post: 07/04/2013 at 11:01

Top soil feed for shrubs

Slow release feeds 
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Last Post: 06/04/2013 at 20:05

First day of spring

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Last Post: 01/03/2013 at 18:06

Continuation of slugs

Can't kill em 
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Last Post: 09/02/2013 at 14:59
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