flowering rose

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signs of life

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 14:00

Its very cold down this part of the country(west) and I have seen despite everything daffs poking thier heads above ground,hope its a good sign.oh by the way do think you could keep the snow up your way,Nigel.

what kind of grit do the gardeners use in there potting soil?

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 13:55

a very light grit not your road or gravel grit.

Talkback: Garden foxes

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 13:54

we have chickens too and if you do you have lock them up securely at dusk and provide a strong enclosure ,and when they are out in the garden  we keep  a close eye on them,from cats as well even dogs,A friend had his chickens killed by a dog who the owner claimed was quite dog.anyhow a secure pen and locking up at dusk and rat avoidance lock all food in steel bin and clear up any scraps.

Where are all the birds ?

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 20:15

the blackbirds are back or where they there and hiding?I can hear them clucking and now they are darting about the lawn again....mystery.

Hygiene and Birds (including Great Tits)

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 20:13

I have had to clean my feeders and bird table,they seem to go mouldy after awhile.

Talkback: Garden foxes

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 20:05

we have foxes and badgers that come into the garden,they  are part of the wildlife around and do in our case take out a lot of the rat population ,you have to live with them to be part of the environment we live in ,annoying sometimes but so are humans.You cant choose what comes to visit or what you prefer,as to a deterrent and if you need one ,is an old folk one,urinate around the site you don't want them to be,

Pruning tall evergreen holly

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 19:58

My holly was in a bad way when we moved here and we prunned it to shape and it survied and hollies can be used as hedges so clipping is ok.

christmas tree

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 19:51

I had problem leylandi some years ago in my old house they grew taller than the house and took much of the garden as they were on both sides orginally as hedge,we moved and the next owners had them taken down at a cost.

Unheated/uninsulated greenhouse

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 19:45

Well,in my unheated green house I have put some plants begonias e.t.c.and I put black plastic trays round by the glass to keep the frost and cold away,.In the garden I covered some sensitive bulbs and plants with a big pot (it worked last year) and I put a black tray on sticks over my lavenders,so far so good.


Posted: 06/12/2012 at 19:40

do not feed your cattle leylandi or anything like that,yew is very deadly and I could go on.feed them what they normally eat.I known so many horses that have been fed what people think is alright and they die .

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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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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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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next season

those basement bargains 
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parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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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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