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OK, who's got it?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 20:35

someone  broke into my neighbours shed on Monday ,not for the first time and its always at five in the morning .Who are these early birds who are so low they have to steal.? do they find it exciting or is something for nothing .They must watch  and know when you are out or away and its not always who you suspect .


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 20:24

I don't think you to feed it until  it is in leaf  and if you leave it in the kitchen on a shelf until you need to put it into darkness and a cupboard would be ok but as lizzie said a black bag is fine.

Does your Shed have a Name ??

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 20:19

mine is called ,the cattery, storage space for adult children s things, the antique centre , spare parts for bikes and cars  and so on  plus gardening tools.


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 20:14

well I wish  my grandfather was alive today to tell me, you need put into darkness for I think  a couple of months before you want it to flower,its not easy ,good luck.


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 20:09

I have successfully got a cutting to grow, I took  a woody small bit  of the stem and with a leaf and pinned it  into the earth in a pot and left a shade spot and watered and did not disturb it  and now its ready to plant.

Echinacea problem

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 20:03

looks like mould  caused may be hot one moment cold and damp the next and lack of ventilation if they were indoors.


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 20:01

 my grandfather grew beautiful poinsettia s and my daughter did too! you have to let dry right out and resist the temptation to water and coming into season they need warmth and when you see new leaves (after watering a little not often at all) you need to give them darkness for most of the day until the leaves turn red. I am trying at the moment but I am not good at neglect of watering! good luck !

Something to plant now for the kid

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 14:06

try growing Acorns or hazel nuts ,my kids grew hundreds and the squirrel plants a lot too! there easy and fun. I still have the one my daughter grew 30 years ago and my neighbour too!

Border suggestions appreciated.

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:02

You need to visit  gardens that are open to the public or parks  for Ideas and inspiration . Books too will give you an idea what you can grow and how. Make a plan on paper and consider what effect you want and the type of flowers  you like. Borders are best if they have a wide and depth to it  and a good mix of heights  plus background (is it fence or wall at the back).Ford Abbey for me was a real inspiration which I hope to adopt on  a smaller  scale.


Posted: 19/08/2014 at 18:52

It  is chilly  down here and there is an air of  Autumn and the flowers are dying back. The  blackberries and sloes are ripe ,goodbye summer!

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

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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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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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getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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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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perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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