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Latest posts by flowering rose

Seed swap

Posted: 03/12/2012 at 16:27

Its a great idea but I think you'd be wiser to exchange with your local gardeners who  also will exchange with you and give advice on the best plants to grow in your area and of course a great way to make new friends.Its not a wise thing to give out your address ,most of us are genuine but there is always that one person.Have fun with your new adventure.

Jasmine Polyanthum

Posted: 03/12/2012 at 16:21

According to my book "the house plant expert" by Dr.D.g.Hessayon your Jasmin um likes cool or average warmth 45 f in winter.keep compost moist at all times.mist leaves frequently .and bright light with some direct sun.

I would not put it into  a too hot a central heated room or near a draught both these things usually kill the plants.

Hydrangea

Posted: 03/12/2012 at 16:11

I would wait until spring,the frost and these very low temperatures will most likely kill them,I lost alot of cuttings last year by not protecting from the frost and severe cold.

christmas tree

Posted: 03/12/2012 at 16:07

10 years ago I bought a little christmas tree in a pot for £6 ,its the best christmas tree but I ever had.I feed it and water all through the year and have just transplanted it to another pot for this year.I also rescued another from outside house that had dumped the tree in hopes the ash bin  men would take it ,a great pity so many people do this to perfectly healthy tree.I took it home after my shift and nursed it back to being loved and also use that tree at Christmas too.Its a crime to chop down so many trees just for a few weeks or throw out rooted trees.I know some are recycled through for example the zoo for what ever,but I cant help thinking what a shame ,what  waste,and yet as well as re-using your saving a fortune.so my two trees will be going on display soon......merry Christmas.

bay tree pruning

Posted: 03/12/2012 at 15:56

I think I would wait until spring now,I only say this as I think the hard frost might effect it but you could if you thought it sheltered enough.

Laburnum Tree

Posted: 03/12/2012 at 15:47

as I am sure you know laburnum seeds are very poisonous when eaten,small children are often tempted to eat them as they look like pea pods.they are very deadly.

My best buy of the year

Posted: 03/12/2012 at 15:44

My best buy was six cyclamen that were being sold off for a pound,they looked very poorly but once outside they recovered and now are still blooming.

Mice

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 12:36

reminds me of when my neighbour put her boots on to find a dead mouse curled up in the toe of the boot.ahhh!

bay tree pruning

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 12:29

I have one which I clip in the spring /summer into a ball shape ,its now about 5ft and that's how I would like it to stay.you have to shape it buy taking out the lower branches and giving it a clip into shape.

Please fill this in!

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 12:25

there has been  a increase in garden theft around here recently ,especially sheds with bikes,they seem to watch who has a good valuable bike and brake in.My neighbour had his bike broken into 3 times in a row,( yes he was silly to replace them so soon).but also we have thefts of pots(expensive ones) and even plants!I  never put anything of worth out the front because if it moves its gone!

Discussions started by flowering rose

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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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
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