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Latest posts by Forester2

silver birch for front garden

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 20:07

We have a birch in the back garden which is 40 feet away from the house, but I certainly would not recommend it unless you have a generous sized garden.  How about a Pansy Tree which will not grow too big and can even be classed as a large shrub.  Lovely red leaves.  It does like a sunny spot.

Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 17:42

I wondered that as well Beaus Mum if there was to be more in coming weeks, but it wasn't very clear.  So far I have planted daffodils and narcissus in the allotment just for cutting.

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 22:16

I use a crescent edger which I inherited from my Dad like others above - it is so efficient.  

New Weeding Tool

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 16:26

1. Constantly bending down to pick up weed.

2. Different weeds need different tools - i.e. deep roots or surface weeds.

3. Dutch hoe too wide.

4. A very narrow dutch hoe or other very narrow hoe. (this would be the only tool I am really in need of).

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 09:50

Poppy - Thank you so much for the seeds which arrived this morning.  Beautifully packaged with immaculate hand written instructions.  I hope I can do justice for the trouble you have gone to. 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 20:54

Hi ladygardner.  When someone offers an item/s we PM them and either offer to pay or send them something if they want it.  Sending payment is a bit difficult though as it costs a second class stamp to post a payment to someone so we just tend to send to each other as we enjoy sharing.

If you have seeds to share just list what you have and wait for someone to respond.

We also have a separate thread for vegetable seeds called 'Vegetable Seed Swap' so list your vegetable offers on there.

Hope this helps.

What do I do with the tiny bulbs?

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 17:36

Nice to see you again Bill - just realized what your your 'name' backwards is.

I am hoping that mine will eventually develop from 'grass like' to proper plants one day too viva.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 15:49

Lyn - is it alright if I PM your address to Poppy?

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 22:04

Lyn - your two sets of seeds are now ready and I will be posting them tomorrow.


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 10:53

Non horticultural abbreviation by my Dad was when he was asked if he would like another helping of pudding he would utter TTT.  This meant Tummy Touching Table and Mum knew he had reached his capacity.

Discussions started by Forester2

Vegetable Seed Swop

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Last Post: 13/10/2014 at 12:58

Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Ideas for which ones? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 21:04

Pick Axe

Mending a pick axe. 
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 21:23

Does Anyone Know What This Flower Is?

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Last Post: 16/08/2014 at 19:33

Revived Rhubarb

Before and After. 
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Last Post: 09/08/2014 at 17:40


Monty's garden 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 15:38

Alkanet seedling identification.

For Nutcutlet. 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 21:40

Self Seeded Tree

Unknown tree seeded in garden 
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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 18:24

Plat/Weed Identification Please.

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Last Post: 02/07/2014 at 14:32


Identification please 
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Last Post: 18/06/2014 at 18:08

Never Give Up

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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 10:13

What shrub is this>

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Last Post: 08/05/2014 at 13:56

Garlic or not Garlic.

Identification needed. 
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Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 18:21

Seed Packet Design

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Last Post: 05/04/2014 at 17:12

Thanks to Folks on the Forum

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Last Post: 16/03/2014 at 21:03
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