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Get Rid of your Lawns

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 16:06

I quite a agree if you are putting your car there but alot of houses with drives but I think it is growing trend to gravel over lawns.Its a hate or like thing.I Hate it.

Lemon Trees UK

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 16:00

I have lemon and orange.They do not like central heating,that I learnt,they do like to go out in summer when sunny just as in Italy.They do not like extreme cold .They have to be feed with a special feed ,one  in winter and one in summer.They do like to dry out  between watering.How do I know this ,because I nearly killed them twice and now they are blooming.I also mist them every day.good luck and let us know how you get on,I need more info myself.

Help me identify this flower

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 15:53

jersey lily,I had one brought back from there .

Get Rid of your Lawns

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 17:52

I understand that some people have to convert their front gardens to a parking space ,that's unavoidable these days but are we turning into  a lazy nation of dont want to mow a lawn.It is just  as easy to do as pulling up all those weeds that creep through the gravel.Everywhere is grit and gravel making life like living in quarry.It may look neat but it does  not look good,and not good for wildlife or drainage.Bring back the front garden and nice welcome to your home,lawn and all.

pruning passion flower

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 17:39

All I can say is to be careful if you are going to dig them up transfer them.I lost two while having to remove them for a neighbour to put up a new fence,although I kept them well watered until I replanted they did not take.The passion flower I have grown from seed and it might well be wise to try and grow a few just in case.

Wartime Farm

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 17:31

I take your point but with the way we are going we ain't going to feed the ever increasing population.We cant go back to the way we were but with fuel shortages and climate change we might have to think differently how we farm and in port goods to feed an ever hungry world.Anyhow hope you did enjoy the programme.

Talkback: Gardening by the moon

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 17:19

gardening by the moon was done in bygone days.(I have a book that tells the ways yesterday).Whether it works or no I cant say but the pull of the moon does effect tides.

Orange flowers

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 17:13

how about orange marigolds on mass,thats pretty.

Late Runner Beans

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 15:28

of course,you are lucky you are doing so well.They do as time goes on get tougher and these you can use for seeds next year. You will need to grow them in a different spot next year.with the produce you can share and barter or freeze or put them in vinegar (very nice).beans are on the whole easy to grow .good luck your doing well!

What a strange season

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 15:21

I have to say it has been a poor summer here in my garden,flowers and veg did poorly.The marigolds are the best going on and on with nasturtiums next.hoping next year will be better.

Discussions started by flowering rose

plastic taking over the garden.

the growth of plastic flowers 
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the use of garlic

garlic and its uses 
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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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Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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spring bulbs in summer

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wild flowers

in the verges 
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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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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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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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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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