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Latest posts by flowering rose

Sunflowers

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 21:34

in the ground they need to be or they will go lanky and not near walls as they soak up all the water they can and that's not good for a wall! they drink  a lot and at first you will have to protect from slugs.

Strawberries

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 21:31

squash with fingers or hose with water and when you eat the strawberries wash as you would .

Blanket Weed and Water Soldiers

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 21:29

I have to pick the duck weed  out by hand  or with  a net ,the thing is to keep some shade over the pond and I run water from the water  butt so fresh water gets in and grow irises in  a pot to filter the water.

ID for a plant???

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 21:25

its the shrimp bush leycesteriaI have grown them from seed.

What is it?

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 16:38

cuckoo spit made by  a little green beetle like flying insect,soap and water or just spray with the hose gently.

Plant id please

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 16:37

looks like love  in the mist or a fennel, looks heathly what ever it is.

hydrangea

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 16:35

One thing is that it may need re potting (they need this every so often) and not so much chicken manure ,a good compost and a bigger pot and water well, feed mainly when in flower with a comfrey feed or chopped leaves of comfrey .If you want it to be blue and you have dandylions in your garden dig these up and make into solution and 50 mls to litre of water to feed plant will hopefully turn the leaves blue.

a few challenges

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 16:29

clematis the montania  type. Camille lawn type herb .

Clearing overgrown garden of weeds and grass

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 16:27

The cheapest way  is dig it over yourself and clear the weeds and stones by hand. This is not only cheap but will teach you a lot about weeds and the joy of gardening which is to be active and not just the easy option .It can be enjoyable to tackle a site that's over grown by hand and get the feel of working the soil, hard work but that's half the story .

Dog Freindly Slug Pellets that actually work ?

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 16:21

I  think there is no one solution to slugs and snails and with pets it is difficult. I result to using all methods and following Ford Abbey example of clearing any gardening waste away and checking plants and bushes for snails with a bucket for collection (dispose as one feels) and spraying with garlic .The trouble is snails and slugs can hide well and breed at  a fantastic rate,if you spot when digging little white eggs, feed to the fish straight away.

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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