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Talkback: Good things about February

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 13:37

I think the nice thing about Feb (discounting the snow and rain)is the sudden bursting into life of plants.Pancake day i missed as to busy gooseberry bushes but just the increase of day and getting into the garden.

Does no digging work?

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 13:33

only with the flower borders and then I only dig about with a trowel.

Tiny black flies

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 13:31

they were not hoping were they?as there is a lot of garden fleas about found some under stones and baskets.

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 15:39

Been down to Steart nr .Bridgewater ,its a lovely place to come to watch birds as there are hides here although you do not need a hide to see them.I saw Lapwings there funny little cry ,like a rabbit,a cattle egret ,always flies off as I about to photo,flocks of field fares and red wings,a big flock!it is very flat and very water logged but lovely to get out again.

Ants

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 15:29

ants will come in,if they think they have a nice warm damp and food supply as did my homing slugs(they were found to be coming up through the floor boards were we found the leak).Wash your floor with a bleach or strong detergent as ants follow the scent trail back to their nest,this wipes out the scent,you'll need to do it a good few times and put down bait at nest point,the old way was to put a small amount of jam in a jar and then trap and dispose but now a days you put poison down which they take back to their nest.it is a bind but nature is there to feed one thing against another.

Recycling

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 15:21

sounds a very good Idea,I use pop bottles and I put a stick in the opening to stop the wind taking it .

My castor oil plant

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 15:17

I think you will find it has gone rotten with mould at the roots with over watering and not good drainage.Its a common thing to over water when they really do not need it.

responces

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 15:13

perhaps we look but do not know the answer,or perhaps we have answered the question before and are over questioned.any way answered here!

Clematis nelly moser

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 15:07

with clematis you need to have to layer them to succeed ,or by seed,My friend did so successfully but not me.Nellie likes to be cut back about the end of Feb and again after flowering in summer(if stops raining) be careful not to cut back to far and if its a new plant wait until it is settled.I hear they have brought out a trailing small clematis for hanging baskets ,looks good.

having a moan about...

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 16:32

I hear it was pretty deep in America,we usual get what you have a few weeks later(I hope not)I hope you got home o.k and that the snow will subside and I hope spring comes soon too!

Discussions started by flowering rose

plastic taking over the garden.

the growth of plastic flowers 
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the use of garlic

garlic and its uses 
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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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Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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spring bulbs in summer

daffodils 
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wild flowers

in the verges 
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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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parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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the best buy

a bay tree 
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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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