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Latest posts by flowering rose

Signs of Spring!!!

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 20:26

signs of spring? I just seen today sweet peas in flower in some ones garden,the everlasting variety.

slugs in the kitchen

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 20:21

good point this old house is rather suffering with the damp,and the spray is a  spray for insects but I don't like  using it and it did nothing  .I suppose I can live with them but prefer if they lived in the garden away from my plants.

slugs in the kitchen

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 19:36

I have visitors to my kitchen at night,when everything is quite and dark . they slip out from under the cupboards and climb into the dogs dish in hopes of dog biscuits.They often climb into rubbish bin in  hopes of scrapes,funny enough they avoid my plants.No matter how often I send them to the great rubbish tip for slugs they keep appearing.My plants may be to blame as not all sterile soil.but these little gritters are persistent ,they are not like your common slug,they are a light fawn with spots and I never see them during the day and only in the kitchen,I fear its the dog biscuits not my cooking they are after,even with spraying under cupboards they keep coming back.

christmas tree

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 19:17

mine I put in ordinary soil with compost ,I feed during the summer with my own liquid feed ,comfrey or seaweed,its also inportant to water regulary even in winter,transplant when the roots look like they are going to escape the pot.I have had mine for 10 years and its still going strong.

Aut of control Laurel bush

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 14:13

that's true,that's why people needed to think before they plant or the next person who inherits the garden has a big problem.

underground slugs

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 14:06

small slugs live under the soil as for this is where the eggs are to be found,and its the small slugs that do the most damage.

signs of life

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 14:00

Its very cold down this part of the country(west) and I have seen despite everything daffs poking thier heads above ground,hope its a good sign.oh by the way do think you could keep the snow up your way,Nigel.

what kind of grit do the gardeners use in there potting soil?

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 13:55

a very light grit not your road or gravel grit.

Talkback: Garden foxes

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 13:54

we have chickens too and if you do you have lock them up securely at dusk and provide a strong enclosure ,and when they are out in the garden  we keep  a close eye on them,from cats as well even dogs,A friend had his chickens killed by a dog who the owner claimed was quite dog.anyhow a secure pen and locking up at dusk and rat avoidance lock all food in steel bin and clear up any scraps.

Where are all the birds ?

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 20:15

the blackbirds are back or where they there and hiding?I can hear them clucking and now they are darting about the lawn again....mystery.

Discussions started by flowering rose

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

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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Last Post: 10/02/2013 at 15:14
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