flowering rose


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new years resolution

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 15:51

I am going to do everything the right way,no short cuts ,no lazy way out of doing things,going to be on time and have a stunning display despite all the weather and slugs throw at me.Going to be kind to all wildlife even if they wreck my displays and eat everything in sight,yes I am going to be a reformed gardener with tools at the ready clean and tidy and not stopping for too  many cuppas and chocie biscuits,watch out Monty!

The Year of the Slug

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 15:40

I have tried a strong solution of garlic it spray and it did work to a degree but slugs will be slugs and they are crafty little gritters.

Propagating sterile buddleia

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 15:37

I love buddleias,I have a few different shades and did have a double yellow one.you could try just stick cuttings and see what happens but being sterile it might revert back to the original.

no more food talk please :o(

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 15:33

I have daffodils coming up despite being drowned,there are signs that spring is not far away ,one hopes.I have spot blossom on cherry type trees,must be Japanese.I have the yellow wintering jasmine out in the garden and its doing very well this year and also I still have some cyclamens and roses out in bloom.

camilia

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 15:24

take a heel of small twig or branch (take a couple) and place in a pot with a little grit and peat .place cuttings at the side of pot,water and leave alone until it shows signs of growth or if you lift leaf gentle it wont pull out.I would suggest you do this in late spring early summer.

The Year of the Slug

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 15:17

I read in the Times (font of all knowledge paper) that the Spanish giant slug has done the dastardly deed of breeding with our native slug and now even  a bigger threat looms,will it be bigger slug pellets,tanker sized pots of beer to drown in,or will the french come to our rescue and pickle them.Hope they don't find their way to my kitchen.

Advent prizes

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 14:09

Ah well my lucks run out,have to try next year.

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 14:06

well,I like to see a wood of bluebells,also grape Hyacintha's are lovely with the perfume,dutch iris the small ones,and of course clematis Mr young can look pretty good too!

Christmas reading,

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 13:59

Just had a book on arboretums and the many different trees round the world,beautiful photography and interesting information,a good book brightens the long winter days with hope.

Id like to say merry christmas

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 12:17

Happy Christmas and a happy gardening year to you!

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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