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Latest posts by flowering rose

Where to site a gooseberry bush

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 15:39

I have gooseberries in the shade and they are fine,they like air to circulate through the branches to stop sawfly and I dig up all the tuff grass so as not to encourage these little gritters and also its best to plant them in plenty of space so they are not competing for ground  because they can get bushy.

Nettles

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 15:33

you have dig them out and keep making sure no seed heads appear and at the first sight make liquid fertilizer which is rich in iron ,surprised the chickens have not scratched it up and left a bare patch.

MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 15:26

I wish the person up the road would cut his hedge so as I don't have to get poked in the eye every time I walk past and it looks a sight ...........and.......

Downpipe stop end

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 15:23

look in skips or ask where some one is re-placing old (but perfect for greenhouse)they are will to let you have them for free,just got some parts for my daughters chicken run down pipe and fittings!

Plants for narrow border

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 15:18

how lovely to live in Dorset it is a lovely place,Hardy country,my favorite well one of many we visit often.Narrow border is my problem too on one side  but I think that sounds really nice and worth watching the bees also could do nightly scented stock that will give evenings on the patio a lovely scent to sit by .

Moving a rose

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 10:52

sorry ,missed read,move it just make sure you give it a good home and if the new one the right colour plant it.Hope its got a lovely perfume,love roses.

Lupin Seeds

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 10:47

because of my heavy clay soil I grew them in pots this year(big pots) and stored in shed,they are still green and no slug attack.like the photo of the lupins,such an old fashioned plant of imagined cottage garden style.

Water plants for a wildlife pond

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 10:44

marsh marigold,lovely and golden ,fertility,water mint adds a little hint of scent.

is re-cyling your green bin ,a good thing?

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 10:41

and just a little reminder to those who chuck grass clippings into fields with horses ,don't! with added chemicals and the fact horses can not digest dumped cut mo wen grass what ever you think and can ill very quickly and often die,now back to to the compost ,I hope the said chemicals have not got into the food chain because in the end its us humans who its going to effect too!

Talkback: Top 10 plants for a dream garden

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 10:32

I would love to grow a fox tail lily but I know my soil wont let me,but I dream.

Discussions started by flowering rose

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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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

danger-for-the-sparrows

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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Last Post: 24/06/2013 at 22:28

breathing life into faded plastic chairs.

new life for the garden set set. 
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Last Post: 09/05/2013 at 16:12

Talkback: Plant diseases and busy Lizzies

is it because we are inporting more plants and the movement of people round the world.we are no longer confined to area and this makes for v... 
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Last Post: 19/03/2013 at 20:34

is re-cyling your green bin ,a good thing?

Chemical found in lawn clippings set to contaminate for years. 
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Last Post: 24/02/2013 at 12:15

The weather

The lost art of observation 
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