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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.

Hard pruning pyrancatha hedge

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 13:28

Mind those sharp needles!

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 13:24

I have a mad "rescue" collie and he keeps me fit.I did Have a lovely cat called George but alas a person in a 4 x4 not only ran him over (did not stop) as my husband was picking him up  but she came back again to run him over (I can not repeat what my husband said)since then I have not had another cat, I envy you that do.

Absolutely enormous slug

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 13:17

are boasting what a big slug you have?

Blueberry bushes

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 13:15

Blue berry bushes are ?

wild life in portishead

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 13:12

Just been for a nice walk at Portishead,This is a lovely place to come for a gentle stroll along the sea front.There is a coastal path to Clevedon if your feeling like a ice cream at the end.(jolly nice).There is a lake here at Portishead where in winter the black headed gulls collect,they were here today with a cormorant at the edge trying to dry his wings.Also lots of coots,moorhens,swans and ducks in including one very handsome one .There is also a walk on Battery point that takes you along a wooded path and round to the Quay.By the point the ships come really close to the shore ,a sight not to be missed.When the spring tide comes right up to the wall you often see a collection of terns .fluttering in and out the waves.

My True Blue Hydrangea

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 12:52

I will try that,sounds like it could.I know you have to add copper to make them blue or as one year I tried Soaking Dandelion roots to make a feed and diluted and put on said plant,they turned a pale blue.That Idea came from some book I read but I am going to try your method and it sound s like good excuse for a cuppa!

Hedging plants

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 14:02

a Hawthorn  bush is in my opinion the best ,looks good when clipped and prevents outsiders with a lovely display of contest.


Posted: 24/10/2012 at 13:57

I think I have the one you are on about.I have it a few years and got it from elderly lady who had it for years.It is best with cactus to wait until  they are pot bound or they will not flower and they don't like being disturbed.(well mine don't) and its good Idea if your re-potting to wear gloves.When I do re-pot ,I use john Innes no 2.


Posted: 23/10/2012 at 13:03

slugs will eat  anything that's not moving( and also rats and mice will eat the seed too!)!The slugs also will shelter here in winter and its a good time to pick them off and dispose of with out to much effort  .

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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Last Post: 24/06/2013 at 22:28

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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Last Post: 19/03/2013 at 20:34

is re-cyling your green bin ,a good thing?

Chemical found in lawn clippings set to contaminate for years. 
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Last Post: 24/02/2013 at 12:15

The weather

The lost art of observation 
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