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Latest posts by flowering rose

Feeding Bulbs That Have Gone Over

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 16:28

when they have finished flowering ,i let the green leaves die back then put into the garden or into bucket of earth for next year(keeping out doors and watered)but to be honest it is best to put in the garden .

types of pots

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 16:23

plastic,terracotta frost proof,terracotta fancy glaze,any in fact,I do like terracotta but I am prone to breaking them.

How To Care For A Baby Cactus!

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 15:07

keep them from draughts and cold window sills,do not put between curtains and window when weather very cold.water only when very dry,more in summer and less in winter.john innes compost and feed in spring and summer.a tray of grit or saucer to stand on and to water from.

ALOE FEROX

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 14:59

sounds like lack of water,feel the soil with your finger,if its very dry then lack of water,or if too wet over watering and maybe stood in stagnant water.

The weather

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 14:51

Chilli,I think I was thinking how reliant we have become on machines and weather people ,this is useful,but in away it makes us lazy and we forget those skills we once had and passed down to our children.I know from my ex-job that my observation skills were better than relying on  a machine or a chart and that many of my colleagues had lost the art.and the same for weather and the teaching of plants e.t.c.the pleasure of passing on these skills,and you all are right.

having a moan about...

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 14:30

yes its seems to be on going even if some of the spring flowers think otherwise.fed up of not being able to get out without getting wet.saw two Brent geese fly low over my head ,this was in the town ,that's a new one for me here in the city.

Unknown Beastie in the garden !!!

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 14:27

sorry to say its a rat,you will find quite big droppings and you will sometimes hear them.That's exactly like the holes in my garden ,in which one baby one came out right in front of me.

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 15:38

very true,a great way to get kids to see their envirement and perhaps notice a few things going on around them.Here the blackhead gulls have come back to paddle in the pools of water on the common ,they have not been here very often for some years and have re-appeared in number this week.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 15:30

very windy and cold,the poor daffs are being blown about and eaten by the slugs.The ground is very boggy and have slipped into a muddy pool but i have heard the birds singing with gusto so spring cant be far away.

The weather

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 15:27

The sayings we hear of the weather were the observations of our forefathers who had no T.V forecast to tell them of bad weather approaching.A red sky at night was a shepherds delight and predicted a good day and a red sky in the morning meant a bad day,and this does have fact. Of course  a ring around the moon tells of a frost and rain at seven nice by eleven and nasty at seven ,nice by eleven and these too are mostly true.I hope and try to be observant of what the weather and plants are doing even the birds .We have lost a lot of instincts of survival as in knowing what plants to use for healing or eating and what to avoid.Where as I grew up with a little knowledge of what to eat and avoid. as with predicting the weather conditions by the sky, not to say one does get it wrong,but many children and people have lost the skill of observation,

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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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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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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