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Latest posts by flowering rose

Mulch for clay

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 20:00

try well rotted leaf mould and garden compost and dare I say it peat and keep digging.My soil is very heavy clay and it has taken  years of input to the stage it is now where when not sodden it is very good but it needs consent in put and breaking up.I include seaweed ,comfrey ,nettles and drowned weeds,its certainly a challenge.

Houdini mice

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:56

that's the best cure,our local cat who use to catch the rats has moved ,so I hope they don't come back.

Another mystery plant

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:54

that's what it is and it looks wonderful at moment .

trough plants

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:53

I think herbs make a fine display in  a box as long as the drainage is right and plenty of sun although mints tend to be thugs so best avoided.

Help – how do I stop insects biting me?

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:48

lavender scent or water and make sure you get rid of any stagnant water where they breed  and some people use lemon and elderflower spray as I do when riding to avoid horse flies and they can bite.!

THE DANDELION PROBLEM

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:45

dig out root of dandylion  and any flower heads pick before seeding and if your clever you could make dandylion wine.

Houdini mice

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:42

have you looked for a hole in the box(rats can chew anything as mice) or has it sneaked in while it was open.

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 19:45

worked in  a hospital.

Pea sticks

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 19:44

if you put them indoors in winter ,they will last well.

Clematis buds

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 19:43

it maybe due to  too much rain,although clematis love water they don't like being drenched and then frosts not good for them. Febuary next year is when to prune them depending on which group they are in.Early ones that have flowered  are pruned in feb they need to be pruned not harshly but they need to be as otherwise they will just flower on top.

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

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

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

bog grass 
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Last Post: 24/07/2013 at 13:33
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