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Latest posts by flowering rose

Have any of you tried straw as a winter mulch ?

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 16:20

not for winter,it does not break down well and becomes a mess.Hay when mixed with horse manure is good when it has rotted well.

Is there anything I can't compost?

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 16:17

you can put citrus peel and bananas in the compost,paper and card board you can but I don't.The main thing is not to attract rodents such as rats,they love cooked scraps and eggs(whole,so only shells) tea bags,coffee bags,weeds (once they have been drowned)leaves e.t.c. can be composted as well.

Gardeners' World hibernating

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 16:07

you are right,gardening in winter may not be that exciting,but its lovely to get out and sweep the leaves ,mess about tiding up the shed and general things,to feel the seasons,the cold hands with a hot mug of tea ,always something to do or plan.


Posted: 03/11/2012 at 13:48

I sowed some seeds in June and have planted out dozens upon dozens of fox glove plants and still have more to find spaces for.I took the seed from the previous plants and they have all taken and grown well.The slugs don't seem to care for them but my collie dog is in the dog house for digging up some I planted earlier.They are so easy to grow and look fantastic in groups .

Echinacea plant

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 13:40

I have kept mine in the conservatory ,seems to like that.

My effort

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 13:38

looks like you put a lot of hard work into your garden.Like the pond ,its been done very tastefully.

Bone meal or Fish bone and blood??

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 19:30

remember bone meal is poisonous to dogs who like to eat this given  a chance.


Posted: 31/10/2012 at 14:49

the fox who visits

Ive been told,

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 14:31

Tea has tannin in it and is good for plants in small dose.I put it on my camilas as they are bushes.also the tea bags around roses or small shurbs (not pretty)keeps them moist and feeds them.And have a cuppa yourself.

Lilic tree

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 14:26

white or purple,its a bit scary!!!

Discussions started by flowering rose

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

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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
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