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Flooded Harden

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 13:24

Mrs G,It was only when we had the house documents that we discovered this, but we had heard of a house in the area that subsided with the drought in 1976 due to the stream drying out and we our selves had a willow which did drink the water but got too big and had to be felled and now the lawn is back to being soggy.

Flooded Harden

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 16:27

get the same problem as not only do I live on a hill but we have under ground springs and stream running through our gardens which when there is heavy rain it surfaces causing that duck pond effect.

New to gardening and no idea where to start

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 13:20

first ,pen to paper and try all sorts of shapes of paths and borders.Decide what type of garden you want ,plain and simple or more .Have a good seed catalogue book to look for plants you might like and suit your size garden .Then out and tidy that garden up ,clear rubbish, brush paths, helps to get you thinking right. If the weather to bad wait to dig those borders and place that path and don't forget that patio .Grass gives a fresh look  and flowers something to capture the Eye. keep it simple and don't plant anything too big for the garden you might regret but most of all get out and enjoy the garden what ever you do! good luck.

Plant Gift Ideas 60th Birthdays

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 13:09

a gardening voucher is best so as one can indulge in buying plants e.t.c.

cobnut / hazelnut maintenance

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:25

depends what you want, I prune mine but know it benefits from being pollarding .You can get some good hazel been sticks by doing this but I like the nuts and so prune it to shape or size I want.

winter jasmine

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:21

I have very heavy clay soil and my yellow wintering jasmine is doing really well,I found it really likes a good clip and it does not mix to well with others ,although I have ordinary jasmine s with clematis.

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:19

I have seen marigolds still in  flower and a few early clematis .My primroses are out and the poly s but weather to bad to venture looking down the garden.

Regular Pruning of Young Silver Birch

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 15:55

indeed you can prune it to shape as my neighbour has done and I have planted a small one that will take well beyond my years to get to any height and I ll keep it in check .Make sure you prune cleanly and keep it to  nice shape, they can grow mighty big and hit power lines .I had one for years but it was badly pruned and then it got "rot to the base" as the council said as they hauled from its roots.

Can you grow edelweiss in the UK?

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:15

I think if you give it the right soil conditions and grew it in a container that could move in doors in winter it might. The wet winters  here might not help it and with the frosts.As for the clean air nothing beats the Alps .

Talkback: Front gardens

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 14:09
I have said for a long time about the disappearing front garden and I fear back gardens too are on the decline. I hate this brick/gravel over all the front (small gardens in away I understand but big front lawns turned to horrid plainness, mainly because people think it is easier and have no interest(or time) in gardening but so many turn into weedy dirty fronts with rubbish. very sad to think pride in the front gardening is going. Although it gives hope and inspiration the gardens we saw in the programme.

Discussions started by flowering rose

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

daffodils 
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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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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
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