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Latest posts by flowering rose

Lavender plants

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 15:30

as said above as the cold killed all my young plants off during that cold spell,including my Rosemarie.

Berry-eating birds will need more help this year

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 15:48

I have to say my pyracanthas ,con aster and holly amazingly are laden with berries which the birds enjoy.I still feed the birds with extras as its needed in winter.I use to see great flocks of redwings and fieldfares at my garden years ago but over the last five or so years the numbers have dropped.Also on the common we use to get great flocks of blackhead gulls,starlings pied wagtails but these have nearly vanished.

Horse Manure in a Vegan Garden

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 15:37

horses are vegetarian.

Brambles and weeds

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 15:35

The only way to deal with brambles is to don thick gloves and a pair of pruning shearers and pull the root all the way back to its source and if you can dig out but this unlikely so cut right at base ,you'll need to keep doing this until the plant gets the message not to grow,weeding is something you have to do all the time or it will take over and the seeds will do their worst.weed killers are not the answer as it will kill your plants and wildlife too.


Posted: 01/10/2012 at 15:28

without a picture it is a fungus.Truffles grow under the ground and then you would be really lucky.Hope its not honey fungus.

Apple trees

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 15:25

you can also grow them espalier along a wall or fence.This does not take up much room and covers in my case the fence rather nicely.It will need training but the benifits are good.

What have you achieved in the garden after a bad day at work?

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 14:48

get back in the garden and create your own world.You ll have plenty of mistakes and moments to treasure.Eveyone s plot of land is their creation .Inspire from others and look at how others have done but follow what you think.I have just retired and now find the joy of being in my garden and watching things come to frution .Enjoy your gardening the best de-stresser ,goodluck.

conference pear

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 14:40

In spring tie a oily rag around the trunk to stop ants e.t.c. transporting bugs and virus to the tree,(veg oil).


Posted: 30/09/2012 at 14:35

one word Fantastic! what a joy to behold,don't know your secret but that is lovely.

wildlife in the city

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 16:59

too true,and I quess thats what makes it special when you find wildlife in the garden.

Discussions started by flowering rose

next season

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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

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