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Flower bird

Latest posts by Flower bird

bolting seedlings

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 19:03
I have the same problem as you Kate, all the seedlings on my window ledges always grow tall and leggy with very few leaves. I have an amazing array of sweet pea seedlings on my bathroom window sill at the moment that are 5" tall with not a leaf in sight!
Have come to the conclusion this isn't a very good place to grow seedlings. I can either wait until its warmer and try growing some in a slightly sheltered place on my balcony, (I live in a flat). Or I can buy them as small plants from the garden centre and this idea is becoming more and more attractive to me.

the pope

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 21:07
Yeah... We don't need it...girl power!

Hanging baskets and window boxes

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 20:35
Your baskets and window box look really great lilyloiuse.. It's nice to see photo's.

the pope

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 20:30
Ha ha that's funny, I will just have to stick to the chocolates....nothing expected in the post...!

the pope

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 20:10
Ah....that's made my day Busy Lizzie, think I'll have the guys are great or should I say gals...hi bunny...caz...hollie...great chockies.

the pope

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 19:04
Sorry joe but I was commenting on something a few pages back.

the pope

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 19:02
Only just tuned in! Haven't been on any of the sites for a little while, it's nice to get back. I think if the world was ruled by gardeners we could still have world war three and maybe even four! Remember 'allotment wars'? A lot of my neighbours start interfering when I do my gardening and its very hard not to hit them....or plant them one.
Somebody been talking about chocolates? my favourite but don't think I am going to get any for valentines day, don't think I am going to get anything....ahhh

Hanging baskets and window boxes

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 18:52
In my window boxes I normally put in zonal geraniums and begonias, they look nice with also some ivy.

Talkback: Garden birds

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 18:47
On the day of the bird count I was at my mum and dads - not one bird! And yet if I had been in my flat I would have been able to count loads of birds, we have all varietiies here. It was disappointing but mum and dad never have many birds were they live, mainly pigeons, a lot of grass, greenery and trees there so it is a mystery. Barbara

what to plant NOW !

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 19:24
I bort a few things Kerry to plant out but the weather has turned again, going to get pretty cold the next week so for the moment I have just left them in their containers and placed them in a very sheltered spot where it is a lot warmer.
I have had a touch of garden fever this week so I went out into our gardens with wellies and rake yesterday and cleared up a lot of dead stuff. It did the trick. Am knackered now and don't want to go anywhere near the garden.

Discussions started by Flower bird

Damaged camelia

How to repair the bark 
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Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 21:13

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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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

Busy Lizzies

This years seeds 
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Last Post: 19/04/2013 at 21:18
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