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Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 17:10

as long as you dont put the bag of leaves out for the charity!

getting on with the neighbours

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 13:17

I know what you mean "gran".One neighbour told me to get rid of a variegated ivy because he didn't like it coming his side,so o.k. I chopped it down and now I find he has him self grown it into a hedge on the other side.We also have a long garden and fencing is a issue,being they all want us to replace it (we did once for privacy) all .Neighbours I love them but oh so frustrating at times. 

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 13:06

not many starlings back home here in the city,I think I have only seen 2.Blackbirds seem to have decreased or are they hiding?As for the waxwing ,what a treat to see.

chicken pelleted manure

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 13:00

I bought the pellets and I thoight they were not much good but as my daughter has chickens, the real straight from the hen is better if not smeller.Of course my favorite topic Rats, think that too!you have to work manure of any kind into the soil for a number of years to get good results (I have awful heavey clay and it has taken nearly 30 years to get it Right) and of course depends what your growing

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 20/11/2012 at 15:56

I was walking in Somerset the other day with our dogs along the Marie curie walk at Babcary,a delightful place to come and walk any time of year.The paths and fields as you might well guess were water logged and so boots were essential.I could hear not far in front of us that clacking sound Red Wings make,looking up into the trees there was a flock of Field fares and Red Wings .They flew  from tree to tree as we walked along and you could clearly make out that red spot under their wing.The field fares were less obvious.Also there was a big flock of starlings flying around in circles not quite the spectacular display they do at dusk.I know the redwings and fieldfares will be on thier way to my berry bushs soon and I cant wait to see them at close quaters on my holly tree

front door

Posted: 20/11/2012 at 15:36

sounds a good Idea,I have Nellie Moser by my front door for a number of years and she is still going strong a(although a bit yellow this year) she is in the ground and flowers on her own  as she has big flowers but with honeysuckle that sounds good.The other side of my door has a Iceberg climbing rose,I think  its a lovely welcome to the home when its all in flower.

bluebells

Posted: 20/11/2012 at 15:28

No!they are not edible they are or were use for dyes,hyacinths are poisonous even to touch,daffs or tulips,oh please get a book on what is edible .I don't want to see you in emergency ,most things are not edible(flower bulbs) and those that are you have to be sure about.not even for icing.please bluebells the native variety are protected and must not be picked and the others are for decoration.

Mice

Posted: 20/11/2012 at 12:49

mice are nice long as they don't come inside,if they do they will chew wiring ,eat your food  ,leave mustie smell and spread disease.In the garden they will eat your peas and beans or sun flower seeds that are left in your greenhouse or shed.As toT rapping them LIVE you will have to go along way to deter them coming back and there is always more.A cat will keep numbers down and keeping seed and bird food away from the house.

fallen leaves

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 12:57

I drown my weeds in a bucket and then put them on the compost heap.

Planting an Art-Deco Raised Border

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 12:55

well,that looks to be a very good idea and just shows how inventive one can be.thats the garden of course.

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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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 20:11

Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:31

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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