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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.

Moving a rose

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 10:30

the old book says not to put a rose bush where a diseased bush has been for awhile,and I would not for a year or so as viruses can lay dormant for awhile and I know mine when I have planted earlier have picked up the disease .

vegetables and horse manure

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 14:46

with horse manure you must let it stand for 6months before using not only because of the burn damage to crops but also parasites or viruses that are in the manure.the heat of composting will hopefully destroy them.

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 14:39



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

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 13:45

I read with alarm at the news that weed killers that have been included in the re-cyle bin along with the grass clippings been contaminating the compost at centers or your own bin for that matter.They have these weed killers been banned in america  because they effect vegetables and make them inedible .The soil being effected for years and could account for the damage we have experienced,according to the times news paper.The weed killer is Clopyralid lingers in the soil for years long after it has been used.I do not use weed killers and glad I don't,it makes you think what results it would have on humans if the effected veg is eaten and where you are buying from compost wise.

Favourite allotment food recipes

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 13:29

made some rosemary bread to go with soup.Third time lucky it rose to the required height and tasted o.k for bread with rosemary in.

What is going on with my Clematis?

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 13:22

don't feed until they are in flower and only a weak solution .they need shade for feet ,sun for head and lots of drinking water.don't forget to plant them deep in the soil to avoid damage by rot.

Discussions started by flowering rose

plastic taking over the garden.

the growth of plastic flowers 
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Last Post: 02/05/2016 at 16:34

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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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 20:11

Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:31

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: 28/12/2014 at 21:28

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 22:23
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