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Can you see what it is yet?

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 15:49

well that's re-cycling and it looks good too! I or rather my husband has made some very nice raised beds from re-cycled decking found in  a skip and made 6 good sized raised beds.

How many?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:35

The thing about 5 a day veg and fruit was thought up by  a nutritionist to get people to eat more.it was not so much how much, but getting people to fit a bit more into their diet instead of the rubbish they eat and so her clever way of making phrase work for people to eat more sensible caught on and is used and said everywhere.

Plant I-D

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:29

not sure but looks like herb Robert which has a bit smell to it as you pull it up and grows everywhere (weed) little pink flowers but then it looks like dianthus bleeding hearts in fact I think am  wrong.

Rose Bleeding

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:24

Its sounds like just  a bit of sap has escaped .if you pruned with clean tools and did a clean cut ,it will be alright but just as insurance take a cutting.

Compost help

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:21

I don't put and food waste as in dinner left overs in the bin as this attracts vermin .I drown my  by putting them in  a bucket of water and making a feed .(the seeds and roots destroyed)for the flowers along with my seaweed and comfrey brew.

planting trees in clay soil

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:15

I have just moved my pear tree and it was in very wet soil ,so put it with a bit of mixture of gravel and soil(and compost) and  trod the soil well down and water each day for a while even thou the ground is sodden. you can grow fruit trees in pots as long as you remember to water well so they should be alright until if or when it dries out.

sunflowers planting out

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:10

here in the west ,that is my husband who grows them by the score, waits till they are inch high and stand a good chance against slugs and snails and when the frost looks like it wont be back, they are pretty tough thou, mind they drink  a lot of water, so don't plant near other veggie or flowers that need lots of water or walls.

Clematis advice

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 17:00

wait awhile until it growing well and after flowering either carefully in summer or early spring but be care full unless its a strong plant it will disappear.

Heron deterants

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 16:56

A,a plastic Heron (they don't like company) B,dead twigs of pyracanthia placed around the pool (if you have no children) or a c.d.disc you hate on hanging from  a branch.

hydreangea

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 16:54

you will have to feed (A) copper or (B) a dandelion solution made from the roots and soaked in  a bucket and then 50mls to a litre of water and just sometimes it works and keeps them blue.

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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Last Post: 24/04/2015 at 13:20

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: 28/12/2014 at 21:28

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 22:23
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