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Latest posts by flowering rose

winter tidy up

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 15:54

raked the lawn and pruned the most painful shrub ,swept the paths covered big pots in plastic and chopped up painful spikey branches and collapsed with a cuppa.

If you could invent something...

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 18:52

something to stop me slipping down the steps in winter!

The demise of the front garden.

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:20

I do worry about the vanishing front garden, it seems the passion for gardening is dying and being replaced with gravel, mounds and mounds of the stuff. Around here 95% of  front gardens have being paved or gravelled. The big front lawns of houses are disappearing even thou they have big drives .I can understand small gardens and where you need off road parking but this is more than that. It strikes me as a lazy mans answer to not mowing the lawn but begs the question why buy a house with big garden if your going to concrete it over ?have we a love for hard core gravel more than grass?  I have thou one ray of hope thou, its not one of manicured lawns but of a wild life return as the weeds pop up amongst the gravel and the bushes over grow with brambles showing their fruit and I saw some lovely rose hips in a un loved garden a feast for the birds .I have seen some delightful small front gardens with displays of flowers and shrubs although  no lawn  but they are but a few amongst disappearing gardens.

Cabbage white butter flys

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 16:31

you need to check them each day and squash the little blighters before they grow into butterflies, nasty but the only solution bar spraying or eating cabbages with holes.

Talkback: Winter flowers and bumblebees

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 16:23

I think you ll find hibernate in winter.


Posted: 22/11/2013 at 16:20

Hawthorns were called bread and cheese, even if they didt taste like it !

weeping willow

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 16:17

I have grown a weeping willow from  a twig (3 times in fact) and it grew into a beautiful tree but too big for the garden and needed pollarding every winter to keep it in shape. We took it down later.

Can you get a Bay Plant?

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 16:13

In answer to above if it was hard  to grow on ,no easy and clip it into shape easy too!

Can you get a Bay Plant?

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 20:14

i bought my bay tree as a very small plant in  a pot and now have one big healthy tree which cost £1.50.


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 20:11

i have made jelly from different crabtrees and love the differant colours and varities.

Discussions started by flowering rose

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

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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
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