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breathing life into faded plastic chairs.

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:47

Garden chairs that  were being put out for free to collector  were in a rather sorry state.That bleached green look of too much time spent in the garden.I also got some more for my daughter ,it seemed a plague of chairs were being put.Maybe it was the bad weather or a change to the more sophisticated garden furniture I don't know.The thing was they were handy for when the family came round for a bar-b-Que and so I put up with  the shabby Chic look of the chairs until from nowhere a suggestion (to which I do not know its origin )to get a cloth put a little bit of veggie oil on a rag and rub in to the chairs to bring it back to life.I did not think it work and would it be greasy?Well they did come back to being green again and of course you wipe over to make sure its dry and hey presto new life for the chairs.A handy tip from somewhere and free chairs too!

Apple Tree

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:24

could be blight or canker,

Conference pears

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:21

I pick the pears from my daughter tree while they are still firm.I pick only what I need and put in the fridge to keep for a week.You can store them but they are best picked from the tree when you need them.

Frost damaged Hebe

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 14:56

I would not prune it yet and when you do lightly,as I lost a lovely Hebe when I pruned it in the winter ,luckily I took  a cutting and its now growing well.

Can i grow clematis in a trough?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 14:53

There is a variety that you can grow in hanging baskets now which would suit better.

ants

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 14:46

you will need to do  a grease band to stop the ants from use your tree to farm aphids. I   put a rag soaked in veg oil around it that's stops the ants and anything else .

slugs and toddlers

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 21:16

get real your self and stop sticking your head in the  sand .I have seen the results of poisoning and if you think children wont do that ,you have never had a baby or todder .

Strawberry plants dying

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 21:11

you might have some damage from the frost or cold wind,they do have a bit of die back this time of year and new leaves will appear.Old plants will look a bit withered but it is the young ones you nee to keep an eye on.

Is it still too cold

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 21:07

perhaps you have given them too much heat and not enough light.some seeds need cold to start them off and others heat.you could put the seed tray into a plastic clear bag ,water first and keep in a light place not to hot until they start growing and then re move bag and let them grow slowly in moderate heat and thin out.

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

daffodils 
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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

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
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