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plastic taking over the garden.

Posted: Yesterday at 19:50

Plastic flowers are taking over the planet and I hate them.Everywhere you look are these horrid round plastic balls of green ,even pink! Tubs of plastic flowers appearing in gardens along with plastic trees,bad enough plastic grass is taking over from gravel.Where is the gardening in this,its plain lazy.Are we turning into plastic people?Gardens are vanishing at fast rate under piles of grit and gravel and now plastic .Makes the heart sad to think most people can not find the joy in real alive flowers or grass.

Fruit trees

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 14:46

I have grown from cuttings two apple trees and a cherry,this is their second year and have flowered but the fruit was very little as the trees need to grow a bit more .if you are thinking of buying a tree get a bare root tree and plant about now or january,they are better and cheaper.

what plants will you use from the garden as Christmas decoration?

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 14:41

I have donated to my daughter who is better at flower arranging than me, some holly and ivy,I am pleased to see my roses coming out again and my clematis "john huxable" blooming but she is not having those 


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 15:58

my quince is the same variety, they need a lot of water and they dislike pruning added to that they are not fond of being next to apple trees,although mine is but my garden spends most of its time being water logged!


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 15:51

it  maybe a kind of mould because it has got humidly damp or a virus ,camellias need watering in autumn to stop brown marks forming and also in treat your mould you can wipe it clean (and if in doors ventilate the room) and I treat mine with a drink of garlic water (1 clove in 6 pints of water left for 2 days befrore use) .Garlic kills virus s . 


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 19:26

I have a long narrow 100ft garden,

small trees

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 19:24

Medler tree is a  lovely tree with fruit that you can make into jam,and not to big.


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 13:23

yes right here in Henleaze .

the use of garlic

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 13:20

no I leave them whole and they get stronger and stronger until they dissolve and need to be re-placed.

the use of garlic

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 21:17

Garlic is the secret of green gardening (by that I mean non chemical use) .I have used it to keep slugs and other nasty pests and to cure and increase health in my plants.So far so good ,I use a spray and I give plants a drink of garlic water,(1 clove to six pints of water left for 2 days before use and keep topping up with water,this gets stronger until it needs a new clove) I spray plants with garlic and around the soil to keep slugs off  and aphids .It also has cured the black spot on my roses and made my plants shrubs much healthier . The only things I  do not spray but spray around are seedlings .Anyone else tried this yet?

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Discussions started by flowering rose

plastic taking over the garden.

the growth of plastic flowers 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 22:27

the use of garlic

garlic and its uses 
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Last Post: 24/04/2015 at 13:20

Talkback: Harvesting apples

I have grown apple trees from sticks stuck in the ground ,hoping to see apples next year and what kind.They are a couple of feet now .Love... 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 20:11

Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:31

summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 20:14

spring bulbs in summer

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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 20:54

wild flowers

in the verges 
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Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 19:17

Talkback: Fruit trees in spring

I agree ,fruit trees bring a lot of joy to a garden. The blossom is beautiful and looks confetti and the seeing the fruit on trees looks mar... 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 03:25

next season

those basement bargains 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 22:12

parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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Last Post: 05/12/2013 at 20:47

The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 11:45

getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 21:43

the best buy

a bay tree 
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Last Post: 16/09/2013 at 17:31

Talkback: How to tackle house plant flies

sounds good advice about watering less and covering with gravel.I had noticed it was better when I did this so good to confirm. 
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Last Post: 28/12/2014 at 21:28

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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