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Latest posts by flowering rose

NNE facing and clay soil- help!

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 14:01

I have ,my soil is as heavy as clay soil can get,my veggie garden took  a lot work and compost to get it where it is today  and as well as being clay it is sloping garden on a hill side with more sun in the front of the house than back,I have holly,hazel,Laurel ,fir,sumac,flowering red currant,forsythia oak,,Gunnera,,pyracantha,dogwood,clematis,hellebore,hawthorn,

it takes some effort but I grow a lot more than i have listed,its not easy soil. 

Winter Flowering Jasmine

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 13:47

They will need support as you train it upwards and this year mine grown as part of a hedge looks really good poking out through the snow.I saw one growing upwards by a front door it looked good,it was planted in the ground and was cut into a square shape as it grew ,I cant see why not in a container.

Snow on the Greenhouse

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 13:35

cant get to it because of the thick ice on the path and steps,

Cooking Forum

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 13:33

I have been on the Nigel Slater and co on the B.B.C site which was very good.I did not know that they had stopped.What a shame it was so good and easy .Nigel Slater is on face book but I dont know if his recipes are.

small bird watch

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 13:29

I think spring was in the air about a week ago but its on hold at the moment,lots of birds at the pyracthania nearly all the berries gone,I hope the frogs and toads in my pond have returned to hibernate after getting excited last week at the prospect of spring.The Dunnock bird is much slimmer than the sparrow and it darts about with shall we say more grace and they have such  a lovely song and wheres as you see a gang of sparrows you only one or two of Dunnocks.

Talkback: Orange ladybirds

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 11:42
I have come across yellow,blak with red spots but not orange.

squirrel shot for coming to the table.

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 18:11

lazy,your right it ,but it is quite frighting that a man like that with gun can get so violent about a squirrel,where next if his temper took to using a gun?The neighbours cat?

squirrel shot for coming to the table.

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 14:26

I read into days paper that a man shot a squirrel 5 times (once would of been enough) a squirrel just because it came to the bird table where this person put food out.The squirrel can not possible know its not for him and ignore the bird table.He  is part of the wildlife that lives by opportunity and it is not for us to choose what comes if we put out food.We can make sure we do not encourage the rats and put squirrel proof cadges but we should not condemn them if they beat you at the defences.we are the intruders into their world and have encouraged much of the behaviour of these creatures.If you cant take the creatures you dislike into your heart ,don't feed the habit,and if you have to practice culling and pest control make sure you do it quick and cause no suffering.

Talkback: Siting a greenhouse

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 13:55

and if not even and set secure ,youll find they lift and like me you ll trip over.

patio Potato bag

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 13:52

you need to make sure there is good drainage.

Discussions started by flowering rose

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

daffodils 
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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: 18/01/2014 at 11:39

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 22:23

roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 23:11

danger-for-the-sparrows

sparrow hawk 
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Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 22:48

Where you see us growing -beware.....

bog grass 
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Last Post: 24/07/2013 at 13:33
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