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lemon tree

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 14:19

lemon trees or orange do not like central heating prefer a conservatory or room with no heating .they need to be fed a winter special food as well as a spring one.If not to big they like to go out in one of those periods called summer when its nice and not over water in winter and mist.


Posted: 31/10/2012 at 14:15

acer,the small variety are so beautiful in autumn ,especially the copper dark red ones but for spring a small flowering cherry.

Bush/Tree Identification

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 20:14

that's what it is ,I grew mine from seed and it has grown into a bush which I cut back in spring and like anything Japanese it  will take over if you don't cut it back,pretty as it is.

Garden design project needing some help!

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 20:09

one problem I had this year was mosquitoes and their larvae .I drained it twice but they came back.I cover the hole the water comes in as bumble bees were drowning in the butt.


Posted: 28/10/2012 at 13:33

I saw the other day some one referring to Percy Thrower,(I have his Books) and wondering if his information still stands.I have an old book that belonged to my mother  called " out lines of a small garden" by C.H.Middleton printed in 1945 ,with black and white photos.The information in it I do still use but not all of it but it is interesting to see gardening in this period and the changes now.I do have a stack of books and of course Monty dons is just one of them,but this old book has something about it,maybe its simplicity of a bygone age .

Are Bramley Seedlings good as Cordons?

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 10:20

I have to say I bought a cheaply a granny smith and cordoned against the fence,it has taken some time to train the branches/spurs and is now 6ft.It was the only good crop of apples this year but it takes time.I am training a apple tree I grew from a cutting and hope to see what that does.

clay soil

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 16:13

I have very heavy clay soil,the vegetable garden we have took years to get where it is to day and even then its still water logged at times.Its best not to dig it when its very  wet but this year not much choice.We but lots of compost on and sorry(peat when it was still OK,we don't now) and the soil is really improved to what it was.My husband has just dug it over now and put compost on top,He did lime it once but not this year.I can see the difference as the flower garden I have not put so much in and it is really sticky.although I put seaweed and other feeds on its not as good.

Talkback: Planting acorns

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 12:30

I have grown oaks from acorns and still have the one my daughter planted 33 years ago from a acorn she picked up on the common .That oak had been planted by a little girl 80 years ago and put there by the council.My friend has the other oak.I have also grown hawthorn,hazel,holly,and horse chestnut.All but the horse chestnut I turned into hedges for my son,takes time but worth it.

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 12:18

The best friend I had who I loved so much.He helped at The R.D.A. and we were a team.

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 13:32

you have a lovely garden,you can see the care that you give that dark ,love all your plants.

Discussions started by flowering rose

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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perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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sparrow hawk 
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Where you see us growing -beware.....

bog grass 
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Norfolk a haven of wildlife

Barn owls on the fens 
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breathing life into faded plastic chairs.

new life for the garden set set. 
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Talkback: Plant diseases and busy Lizzies

is it because we are inporting more plants and the movement of people round the world.we are no longer confined to area and this makes for v... 
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is re-cyling your green bin ,a good thing?

Chemical found in lawn clippings set to contaminate for years. 
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The weather

The lost art of observation 
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