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Picking kale

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 13:34

kale is a lovely veg,not only to eat but will provide all through winter some green s for the table,just keep picking a few leaves from a couple plants,save a fortune.

Battening down the hatches

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 13:32

put my (nice)pots in the shed and conservatore and hid some less valuable under the garden table(which has a cover) ,put a pots over some plants,fixed a cover for the lavenders (in hopes) and built a barricade round some tender plants,will it work?soon know.

Keeping tender tree/shrub in pots over winter

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 13:27

if you don't water to much and I still put my pots on raised boards or feet even inside away from the glass if in conservatorie.


Posted: 09/12/2012 at 13:24

that's good,hope you have lots of results next year.

Signs of Spring!!!

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 20:26

signs of spring? I just seen today sweet peas in flower in some ones garden,the everlasting variety.

slugs in the kitchen

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 20:21

good point this old house is rather suffering with the damp,and the spray is a  spray for insects but I don't like  using it and it did nothing  .I suppose I can live with them but prefer if they lived in the garden away from my plants.

slugs in the kitchen

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 19:36

I have visitors to my kitchen at night,when everything is quite and dark . they slip out from under the cupboards and climb into the dogs dish in hopes of dog biscuits.They often climb into rubbish bin in  hopes of scrapes,funny enough they avoid my plants.No matter how often I send them to the great rubbish tip for slugs they keep appearing.My plants may be to blame as not all sterile soil.but these little gritters are persistent ,they are not like your common slug,they are a light fawn with spots and I never see them during the day and only in the kitchen,I fear its the dog biscuits not my cooking they are after,even with spraying under cupboards they keep coming back.

christmas tree

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 19:17

mine I put in ordinary soil with compost ,I feed during the summer with my own liquid feed ,comfrey or seaweed,its also inportant to water regulary even in winter,transplant when the roots look like they are going to escape the pot.I have had mine for 10 years and its still going strong.

Aut of control Laurel bush

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 14:13

that's true,that's why people needed to think before they plant or the next person who inherits the garden has a big problem.

underground slugs

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 14:06

small slugs live under the soil as for this is where the eggs are to be found,and its the small slugs that do the most damage.

Discussions started by flowering rose

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the growth of plastic flowers 
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the use of garlic

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summer flowering ?

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spring bulbs in summer

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wild flowers

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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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next season

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parks and commons

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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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