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Latest posts by flowering rose

a few challenges

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 16:29

clematis the montania  type. Camille lawn type herb .

Clearing overgrown garden of weeds and grass

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 16:27

The cheapest way  is dig it over yourself and clear the weeds and stones by hand. This is not only cheap but will teach you a lot about weeds and the joy of gardening which is to be active and not just the easy option .It can be enjoyable to tackle a site that's over grown by hand and get the feel of working the soil, hard work but that's half the story .

Dog Freindly Slug Pellets that actually work ?

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 16:21

I  think there is no one solution to slugs and snails and with pets it is difficult. I result to using all methods and following Ford Abbey example of clearing any gardening waste away and checking plants and bushes for snails with a bucket for collection (dispose as one feels) and spraying with garlic .The trouble is snails and slugs can hide well and breed at  a fantastic rate,if you spot when digging little white eggs, feed to the fish straight away.

spring bulbs in summer

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 20:54

mine are just coming into flower which is so odd, so I have daffodils with the sweetpeas .

Can you Overpower stinging nettles with wild plants???

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 20:50

you will need to dig it right out if you wish to get rid of it but although you would not want a lot ,it is useful.Good for a   feed for plants ,good for butterflies .

Grandmas Garden

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 20:47

well ,to state the obvious you will need to de weed that   patio,just  get a trowel and dig out the could plant up pots with flowers which can be changed easily and bring bright cheer. I would grass a small lawn and have a border with small bushes or bi-annuals that do not take much looking after,and a nice clematis on that treillis a montania .

Happy days

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 20:39

just bought some plants for a pound re-duced from £3. very good value at BQ they were a little exhausted but soon cured that .


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 20:35

I would wait till Autumn.

spring bulbs in summer

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 23:05

I bought some daffodils that were going cheap in the end of season bargain bin.I planted them so as they would ready for next year ,I didt expect them to start growing and flowering .They are growing and one in bud and all looking healthy.Is this climate change or confused daffodils

White fly on box

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 22:40

soapy water.

Discussions started by flowering rose

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: 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


sparrow hawk 
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Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 22:48

Where you see us growing -beware.....

bog grass 
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Last Post: 24/07/2013 at 13:33

Norfolk a haven of wildlife

Barn owls on the fens 
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