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Latest posts by flowering rose

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:48

I love cats as much as my garden and they do very little damage to anything.The pond I protect with dead pyracanthia and not even my husband will touch it and the bird food is above and out of their reach .I have to say they that they catch the rats and often sit staring and waiting to pounce on it.Also very good company alas my cat died some years ago but visiting cats and animals are welcome .

Rescued Plants

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:41

yes, I am a rescue planter ,I love the challenge of bring it back to life and my daughter who feels sorry for half dead plants keeps me supplied .I have had some wonderful bargains  that come back to life with a little T.L.C .(very  often its because they have not been watered).

Wildlife pond advice

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:37

I have a small wild life pond  that I have a water butt running clean rain water off the roof to a lower water butt  that then by a hose pipe at the few inches from the top of the butt. We let the water fill the top butt and the overflow water goes down the pipe to the bottom butt and overflows into the pond keeping it clear (after years of fighting dirty pond syndrome)I still use the water from the butts to water the garden but any heavy rain re-fills and excess runs in to the pond . I have frogs ,newts, water boat men and other insects and no longer have to use chemicals.

Is my evergreen dying?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:27

that's how mine are,dying  I think from a virus of sorts as my lilac did.

Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:25

Cowslips and primroses.

Anyone planted out their sweet pea seedlings?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:24

yes planted mine out and they are doing well,touch wood in pots this year.

Weed identification

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:22

at a guess ,borage ,with the little blue flowers .

Leylandi hedging

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:18

yes ,I was only saying to my husband that our hedge was dying or at least part of it, I wonder if it is a virus as other trees around have this .I have already lost a lilac to  a virus ,wonder if it is same thing.

Mice!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:20

they say to soak the peas in parrifin which they do not like.

Seed prices

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:18

I have noticed that Urwins prices are very much increased ,I think £1.99 is far too much for a pkt of seeds,some cheaper ones do as well like the ones at B+Q but you don't get the variety.All the more important to collect seed if you can.

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: 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

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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