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kidling? is it worth getting GW subscription on ereader?

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 17:19

depends on how you feel,but I prefer books,having said that it could be useful magazine wise as less waste and a bit like this site.

what are these insects?

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 17:14

looks like dead cockchafers gone white or woolly aphids.mystery!

Inherited pear tree help

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 17:02

I tie a cease band round the fruit trees to stop pests (namely ants) spreading diseases and I try to avoid spraying with chemicals,(soapy water is as far as I like to go)and good pruning helps ,(dead wood and cross over branches e.t.c.).

Why did you all start gardening?

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 16:53

I think I was influenced by watching my mother doing her garden and her love of plants,I started my first garden in 1971  and it just grew from there.I just love being able to be outside creating my own bit of land ,failings and all,and I have to thank all those who inspired me and gave advice and all those that still do.

frosted jade plant

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 16:33

sounds like its rotting,start a new ,cut right back the stems and put it to one side,but if it has rotting stems ,I think I would discard.They are easy to grow and it wont take long before its big again.take some dry leaves and hope for the best!


Posted: 30/12/2012 at 16:29

some people like pop music others classical,opera or folk singing,to me I like the sound of nature not man made nonsense in my garden,With its all in the mind what are we?And I too work  voluntary with learning difficulties E.T.C at the riding for disabled and its lovely to see them interacting with animals and people plus achieving something special to them.In the mind is to know how to unlock that thing that triggers a response that's  communicating.I am going off on another track ,so IL shut up.

Red currants

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 16:13

remember when you prune them they fruit on the old wood.

New fence has ruined my garden, please help!

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 16:11

above looks very nice and you could train plants on it and widen the borders too!do not be tempted to put trees or hedges  in to many places or your garden will shrink.

Pride before a fall!

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 16:07

well done but remember cyclamen like cold room,mist each day and don't let it dry out.when finished plant in garden or keep corm for next year.They do not like heating or over watering (that's leaving it paddling in water).keep going!growing anything from seed is an achievement.

Watterlogged soil, everything rotting

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 16:03

its difficult because any garden that's had the deluge we have had this year could not with out major drainage cope.Plant pots are fine as long as they have the right mix of soil and grit as they become waterlogged too if they don't have the right drainage.If its not your garden you need to ask the owners how they want their garden to be.

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

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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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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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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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