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Latest posts by flowering rose

New to gardening and no idea where to start

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 13:20

first ,pen to paper and try all sorts of shapes of paths and borders.Decide what type of garden you want ,plain and simple or more .Have a good seed catalogue book to look for plants you might like and suit your size garden .Then out and tidy that garden up ,clear rubbish, brush paths, helps to get you thinking right. If the weather to bad wait to dig those borders and place that path and don't forget that patio .Grass gives a fresh look  and flowers something to capture the Eye. keep it simple and don't plant anything too big for the garden you might regret but most of all get out and enjoy the garden what ever you do! good luck.

Plant Gift Ideas 60th Birthdays

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 13:09

a gardening voucher is best so as one can indulge in buying plants e.t.c.

cobnut / hazelnut maintenance

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:25

depends what you want, I prune mine but know it benefits from being pollarding .You can get some good hazel been sticks by doing this but I like the nuts and so prune it to shape or size I want.

winter jasmine

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:21

I have very heavy clay soil and my yellow wintering jasmine is doing really well,I found it really likes a good clip and it does not mix to well with others ,although I have ordinary jasmine s with clematis.

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:19

I have seen marigolds still in  flower and a few early clematis .My primroses are out and the poly s but weather to bad to venture looking down the garden.

Regular Pruning of Young Silver Birch

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 15:55

indeed you can prune it to shape as my neighbour has done and I have planted a small one that will take well beyond my years to get to any height and I ll keep it in check .Make sure you prune cleanly and keep it to  nice shape, they can grow mighty big and hit power lines .I had one for years but it was badly pruned and then it got "rot to the base" as the council said as they hauled from its roots.

Can you grow edelweiss in the UK?

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:15

I think if you give it the right soil conditions and grew it in a container that could move in doors in winter it might. The wet winters  here might not help it and with the frosts.As for the clean air nothing beats the Alps .

Talkback: Front gardens

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:09
I have said for a long time about the disappearing front garden and I fear back gardens too are on the decline. I hate this brick/gravel over all the front (small gardens in away I understand but big front lawns turned to horrid plainness, mainly because people think it is easier and have no interest(or time) in gardening but so many turn into weedy dirty fronts with rubbish. very sad to think pride in the front gardening is going. Although it gives hope and inspiration the gardens we saw in the programme.

Talkback: Making rosehip syrup

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:01
I make rose hip syrup and it is really simple.I use the processor to crush the hips and a jelly bag to keep those horrid little hairy things in.It is always a joy to walk the paths and lanes and pick a few berries in Autumn and what a good way to ward of colds.

Mystery prickly plant

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 13:53

I saw a most wonderful over grown neglected rose bush with the biggest hips I have ever seen and it looked like baubles on Christmas tree it was lovely although it could look  a mess come summer.

Discussions started by flowering rose

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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roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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danger-for-the-sparrows

sparrow hawk 
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Where you see us growing -beware.....

bog grass 
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Norfolk a haven of wildlife

Barn owls on the fens 
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breathing life into faded plastic chairs.

new life for the garden set set. 
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Talkback: Plant diseases and busy Lizzies

is it because we are inporting more plants and the movement of people round the world.we are no longer confined to area and this makes for v... 
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is re-cyling your green bin ,a good thing?

Chemical found in lawn clippings set to contaminate for years. 
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The weather

The lost art of observation 
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