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Latest posts by flowering rose

Homemade bug sprays

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 21:31

garlic is a good one ,made by putting a clove into a bottle of water and leave for a day before use. It helps but you need other protection as well or soapy water is another,its on going battle.

Rhubarb, rhubarb rhubarb

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 21:19

they like a lot of sun and water plus manure and don't pull the stalks to soon. you could force them by covering with a pot (big).

next season

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 21:15

flumpy1 I got them at B+Q.

Talkback: Sparrows

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 21:13

Humans are far louder  and annoying ,cars ,fire works ,and that's in the early hours .enjoy the natural noises of this earth ,bird song or squawk is beautiful.

Is it box blight or not ????

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 21:10

box blight smells  and the leaves turn blackish and the bush looks really sad.

What (elusive) plant do you crave?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 21:07

foxglove tree or foxtail lily both I cant grow .

Spring 2013 vs Spring 2014

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 21:05

looks to be a good spring even if the soil is soggy

next season

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 15:01

I have to say I have found a few bargains of late and the latest is 50 daffs (mixed) for 99p.Well you might think that is a little early but you can either keep them or plant them for next year. So madly I have bought another 4  bags so I hope I have enough space. I also thought Verne complete compost for seeds e.t.c. good value and good quality at £3 for 50 litres, I buy this as I run out and never enough compost from home made . Anyway that made my weekend in the rain better!

Strange Discolouration on Zinnia Seedlings

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 14:48

no, looks health,dont over water .

Please help a novice gardener

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 14:47

of course ,if you dig it out with plenty of earth and do not damage the roots .Dig a hole deep enough to take it with a bit of compost and place bush in and fill in  and tread earth down and water daily for a year so as it can take root. It looks healthy enough .

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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