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Latest posts by flowering rose

My lovely new sleeved orchid...

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 15:58

Orchids,the roots naturally grow out of the pot,they live in trees,they do not like gravel and most be watered with rain water not tap.they must dry out thoroughly and not left standing in water.stake  with a thin stick and tie.feed in summer and keep in warm room in half shade.they grow in bark and not earth.

Talkback: Growing herbs

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 15:44

herbs are so useful not only for cooking but for household cleaning,medicinal and of course they can be very fragrant.everybody should try and grow them.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 14:21

snow on the mendips,sleet every where,rain and now its clouding over for some more rain.

Soil and tulips

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 10:35

I think you need to make your own compost and recycle the old with the new,The bulbs do take a break and like daffodils will "go blind"they will not flower every year if they need to be divided or another thing they are often spent from flowering and the young bulbs have to take over,nothing lives for ever.

Gardeners' World hibernating

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 10:27

now that's so cruel,baked hedgehog is full of needles,I think as you pick up the rubbish and feel if there is a lump that might be a rat or hedgehog,I think you ll find the rat will bite and squeal and the hedgehog  might just yawn.alternately you could start with a small pile and chuck stuff on top that you have checked,that way you can have fun with the bonfire  with a nice warm mug of soup to keep you going.

Rocket sticks

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 10:16

what a good idea,must get out and claim.



Posted: 04/11/2012 at 10:11

I plant mine out their OK,its their natural environment and you will need to stake them later on.sow lots ,have lots to replace if need be.

christmas is coming!

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 16:46

Thinking of what to hint for,since Christmas is looming and I know that certain people will be wanting a hint list.Well if I had a nice flat garden,a wheel barrow,I so love a wheel barrow,but alas there would be no point.I rather like those gardening shoes with no holes,could save time putting on the boots,or more gardening gloves.I think I have enough secateurs to last a life time and my favorite spade can not be replaced even if its tatty,and no more gardening books.Trowels ,no, got to many ,from fancy patterned ones to ordinary boring type.I have a shed full of pots of every size,although I am a sucker for those fancy ones.I think really if given  a choice (and I am grateful for anything) a garden voucher so I can indulge in more plants!Whats yours?

Unidentified autumn flowering deciduous tree

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 16:32

yes thats it a spindle tree,saw it on gardners world!

Which greenhouse?

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 16:27

glass every time.

Discussions started by flowering rose

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

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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


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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Last Post: 24/07/2013 at 13:33

Norfolk a haven of wildlife

Barn owls on the fens 
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Last Post: 24/06/2013 at 22:28
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